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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Throughout modern Iranian history, culture has served as a means of imposing unity and cohesion onto society. The Pahlavi monarchs used it to project an image of Iran as an ancient civilisation, re-emerging as an equal to Western nations, while the revolutionaries deployed it to remake the country into an Islamic nation. Just as Iranian culture has... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
It has been the dominant view that both Syria in the 1980s and Iran today have acted as rogue states in the Middle East threatening to upset the stability of the region. In this innovative new study, Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Raymond Hinnebusch show that these two countries have in fact acted in a rational fashion pursuing the aim of containing Western... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99
In order to understand Iran's religious revolution of 1978-1979, it is important to look closely at an earlier revolution in the country, the constitutional revolution of 1905-1909. This revolution, which resulted in the establishment of Iran's first parliamentary democracy, was a seminal event in the country's history. The most thorough and comprehensive... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47
Beginning in Inner Asia two thousand years ago, the Turks have migrated and expanded to form today's Turkish Republic, five post-Soviet republics, other societies across Eurasia, and a global diaspora. For the first time in a single, accessible volume, this book traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Cultural,... more...
- UPF 2003; US$ 59.95
''This book is the first collection of its kind. It brings together articles by historians, sociologists and political scientists as well as contributions by intellectuals and essayists currently engaged in the intellectual scene in Iran, thus outlining not only a range of intellectual concerns and trends in the tumultuous 20th century but also presenting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95
With new and existing evidence being reconsidered, this edited collection takes a multidisciplinary approach to discussing the Qajar system within the context of the wars that engulfed it and the periods of peace that ensued. It throws new light on the decision-making processes, the restraints on action, and the political exigencies at play during... more...