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  • The Girl Who Lived on Airby Stephen Wade

    Seren 2014; US$ 14.57

    For two years Sarah Jacob was the Welsh Fasting Girl who 'lived on air'. Did she really take neither food or drink in that time? Although Sarah lived in remote rural Carmarthenshire in the 1860s she became a national sensation through the newspapers - people from all over Britain traveled to see this miraculous young girl, leaving gifts of money? Was... more...

  • The Secret War with Iranby Ronen Bergman

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    While many now fear a looming war with Iran, few know that this war is already raging and has been doing so for the past three decades. Starting from the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, intelligence expert Ronen Bergman details the complex array of political manoeuvring, assassination attempts, arms trading, and suicide bombs that have characterised... more...

  • Then They Came For Meby Maziar Bahari

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran?s contested presidential elections for Newsweek magazine. He thought he?d be returning in just a few days to Paola, his pregnant fiancée. Instead, he was incarcerated under false charges of espionage in Iran?s most notorious prison. His release came four months later, only after a global campaign... more...

  • Village Ethnoarchaeologyby Carol Kramer

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Village Ethnoarchaeology: Rural Iran in Archaeological Perspective discusses selected tangible features of the subject area, noting the differences in households and associated material culture. The book comments among settlement variability, the complexities in relationships among population density, settlement age, area, and function. The text also... more...

  • Von der Dämonologie zum Unbewusstenby Maren Sziede; Helmut Zander

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    As the science of man, anthropology was among the most exciting disciplines during the period of intense change from the early modern era to modernity. Where demons had once wielded their power, after 1800, it was now the unlimited shoals of the subconscious that were disseminated. Or did they actually stay right next to each other and... more...

  • Rise of Islam, Theby Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis; Sarah Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 90.00

    The latest volume in the successful series 'The Idea of Iran' addresses the astonishing impact made by Islam during and after the Arab conquest of Iran in the middle of the seventh century. As the Sasanian dynasty crumbled before the invaders' triumphant onslaught, its state religion of Zoroastrianism was unceremoniously dismantled to make way for... more...

  • Asia Literate Schooling in the Asian Centuryby Christine Halse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Globalization, migration, transnational movements and the development of the tiger economies of Asia have led education leaders and policy makers around the world but particularly in Australia, the USA, Canada, and New Zealand to view schools as key sites for developing ?globally competent?, ?Asia literate? citizens who have the capabilities to live,... more...

  • Mikropolitiken des Friedensby Inken Schmidt-Voges

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    The study investigates how the semantics of peace functioned in domestic conflicts between 1760 and 1810. The analysis of communicative practices of the actors in court reveals the importance of notions of peace in conflict regulation at the political micro-level. This first systematic exploration of the discourse on domestic tranquility... more...

  • An Eye for Iranby Kazem Hakimi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 10.19

    Through his use of conventional black-and-white film and a belief that a good photograph is the result of constantly watching to predict the perfect moment, Kazem Hakimi's work harks straight back to the photojournalism of Cartier-Bresson and those early Magnum photographers who were able to capture moments that superficially contained nothing, but... more...

  • Shah Abbasby Sholeh Quinn

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 14.99

    Shah Abbas (15971629) is the most well-known king of Iran?s Safavid dynasty (15011722), who ruled over Iran when the dynasty was at the height of its power and prestige. When Shah Abbas came to power his country was in chaos. Yet, within 11 years he had regained territory lost to his enemies, moved his capital city, and begun a transformation of Iranian... more...