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  • Mountain of the Deadby Keith McCloskey

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    <div>In January 1959, ten experirenced young skiers set out to travel to a mountain named Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. The name Otorten translates as 'Don't go there' in the local Mansi language. One of their skiers fell ill and returned. The remaining nine lost their way and ended up on another mountain slope known as Kholat... more...

  • Navigating Contemporary Iranby Eric Hooglund; Leif Stenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This detailed examination of contemporary Iran addresses the most important current social, political, and economic issues facing the nation and the way it is perceived by the outside world. The volume brings together some of the most important scholars and researchers in the field, working in such diverse disciplines as anthropology, economics, history,... more...

  • The New Iranian Leadershipby Yonah Alexander; Milton Hoenig

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    This book documents Ahmadenijad's background and rise to power. It explains the current structure of the Iranian revolutionary government--the competing centers of power and the major players. more...

  • Nishapur Revisitedby Rocco Rante; Annabelle Collinet

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    Nishapur in eastern Iran was an important Silk Road city, its position providing links to central Asia and China, Afghanistan and India, the Persian Gulf and the west. Despite previous excavations there are many unresolved questions surrounding the site; when was the city founded? Is Nishapur a Sasanian city? Was it founded by the Sasanian king Shapur... more...

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iranby Lois Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa?i?a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking, ethnic minority of a million and a half people who are... more...

  • Persepolisby Ali Mousavi

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    Persepolis: Discovery and Afterlife of a World Wonder presents the first full study of the history of archaeological exploration at Persepolis after its destruction in 330 BC. Based in part on archival evidence, anecdotal information, and unpublished documents, this book describes in detail the history of archaeological exploration,... more...

  • Persia (RLE Iran A)by John A Boyle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    This book traces the history and culture of Persia, one of the world?s oldest civilisations, from pre-history down to the present time.   more...

  • Persia and its People (RLE Iran A)by Ella C Sykes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00

    This volume gives a popular description of Iran and was the result of the author?s extensive travelling in the country and close knowledge of its people and customs over a period of 3 years at the turn of the nineteenth century. more...

  • The Persian Nightby Amir Taheri

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Who really rules Iran today? Are the men in official positions merely puppets activated by hidden hands? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic at first glance? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? These are some of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses in this riveting and timely book. An anatomy of one of... more...

  • The Persiansby Maria Brosius

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 37.95

    The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of corpus... more...