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  • Iranian Cultureby Nasrin Rahimieh

    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...

  • Syria and Iranby Anoushiravan Ehteshami; Raymond A. Hinnebusch

    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...

  • The Archaeology of Elamby D. T. Potts

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 68.00

    An up-to-date survey of the archaeology and history of Elam, in the ancient Near East. 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...

  • The Turks in World Historyby Carter Vaughn Findley

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    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...

  • Intellectual Trends in Twentieth-Century Iranby Negin Nabavi

    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...

  • Iran and Its Place among Nationsby Alidad Mafinezam; Aria Mehrabi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Moves beyond simplistic dichotomies by taking up the issue of Iran's national identity and contending sources of its identity. 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...

  • War and Peace in Qajar Persiaby Roxane Farmanfarmaian

    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...

  • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiniby Daniel E. Harmon

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 30.00

    An Iranian cleric who criticized the modernization efforts of the Shah of Iran (Mohammed Reza Pahlavi), Khomeini called for a fundamentalist Islamic state in Iran. more...