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- Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 60.00
The fourth millennium BC was a critical period of socio-economic and political transformation in the Iranian Plateau and its surrounding zones. This period witnessed the appearance of the worlds earliest urban centres, hierarchical administrative structures, and writing systems. These developments are indicative of significant changes in socio-political... more...
- Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99
In what could be a tale from the Arabian Nights, a girl grows up in thirteenth century Persia to be so desirable that she is kidnapped several times for her beauty. She finds refuge at last in the arms of a prince, who marries her and makes her a princess. With him she rules a nation and is so wise that, on his death, the people ask her to continue... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 7.21
Gegenstand des Buches ist die Untersuchung der Korrelation zwischen zunehmendem Anti-Amerikanismus in der Region und dem planmäßigen, von seiten des CIA im Jahre 1953 durchgeführten Staatsstreich gegen den populärsten demokratisch gesinnten iranischen Premierminister, Mohammad Mossadegh (1880-1967). Mohammad Mossadegh war bemüht, liberale demokratische... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2007; US$ 14.57
The international relations of the Persian Gulf have long been dominated by power politics. Its unrivalled energy resources have historically made this geopolitical arena a vital national security interest for the United States. Historically, Persian Gulf security became synonymous with the maintenance of the political status quo, but with the onset... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.20
Kein anderes Land des islamischen Orients hat eine ähnlich eigenständige Geschichte und Kultur aufzuweisen wie Persien, das unter den verschiedensten Herrschern und Dynastien seine Eigenheiten ? teils aus vorislamischer Zeit ? bewahren konnte. Zu den Besonderheiten gehört auch das Bekenntnis zum schiitischen Islam, der seit 1501 Staatsreligion ist.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99
John Dunn, resembling a hero of fiction rather than a normal man, was one of the most extraordinary characters of 19th century South Africa. In 1852,at the age of 16 he turned his back on the fledgeling colonial settlement of Port Natal and, crossing the Tugela River, headed into Zululand.. King Cetsshwayo recorded his first meeting with Dunn, mentioning... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00
Iranian history was long told through a variety of stories and legend, tribal lore and genealogies, and tales of the prophets. But in the late nineteenth century, new institutions emerged to produce and circulate a coherent history that fundamentally reshaped these fragmented narratives and dynastic storylines. Farzin Vejdani investigates this transformation... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99
For many commentators and historians the announcement of the Carter Doctrine signaled the end of the British presence and the final transfer of power to the United States in the Persian Gulf. But on the ground the reality was different. After the announcement of the British leaving the Persian Gulf in 1971, formal positions were replaced by informal... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2014; US$ 21.86
Europe's Debt to Persia from Ancient to Modern Times provides a fresh scholarly perspective on how over the centuries Persian kings and noblemen protected and sponsored the religious and intellectual heritage of both Judea and Greece alongside that of Persia itself. Minou Reeves makes available for the first time portraits of the life, upbringing,... more...