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  • 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...

  • Making Sense of Iranian Society, Culture, and Businessby Hamid Yeganeh

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Iran represents a large and emerging economy with a strategic location extending from the Persian Gulf to Central Asia, a huge consumer market, tremendous natural resources, and numerous petrochemical and manufacturing industries, which require heavy investment and development. Understanding the Iranian business environment requires a holistic... more...

  • 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 US$ 55.76

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

  • The Turks in World Historyby Carter Vaughn Findley

    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...

  • Iran's First Revolutionby Mangol Bayat

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...