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  • Iran's Influenceby Elaheh Rostami-Povey

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    There is a saying in Arabic: me and my brother against my cousin, and me and my cousin against the outsider. Iran’s Influence is the first comprehensive analysis of the role that Iran plays in Middle Eastern and global politics. Expert Iranian author Elaheh Rostami-Povey provides a fascinating introduction to one of the Middle East’s most... more...

  • Iran: the Looming Crisisby Dr Emanuele Ottolenghi

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    In August 2002 the National Council of the Resistance in Iran (NCRI) revealed in Washington to a stunned world how advanced Iran's nuclear programme was. And in September 2009 US President Barack Obama exposed yet another clandestine nuclear site there, bringing the possibility of a nuclear arsenal ever closer. For seven fruitless years the international... more...

  • Iran, The Green Movement and the USAby Hamid Dabashi

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 26.95

    Iran, the Green Movement and the USA presents the paradox that the USA faces in dealing with Iran over its nuclear armament: negotiate, and legitimize Ahmadinejad’s otherwise troubled presidency; resort to sanctions or military strikes, and altogether destroy the budding civil rights campaign of the Green Movement. Either way, as leading Iranian... more...

  • Reading Asian Art and Artifactsby Paul K. Nietupski; Joan O'Mara; Roger T. Ames; Teodora O. Amoloza; Patricia J. Graham; Sandy Kita; Helena Kolenda; Karil J. Kucera; Ellen Johnston Laing; Stanley L. Mickel; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker; Samuel K. Parker

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a 'visible language' with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy, anthropology, and religion focus on objects held in ASIANetwork schools. The collections are reflective of Asian societies, historical... more...

  • Birth of the Persian Empireby Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis; Sarah Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 27.50

    Of the great ancient civilizations, that of Persia is the least known and the most enigmatic. This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a geographical... more...

  • Two Wings of a Nightingaleby Jill Worrall

    Exisle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Iran is probably the most misunderstood country in the world, and its people are among the most feared. Award-winning travel writer Jill Worrall, with her friend Reza Mirkhalaf, a leading tour manager from Tehran, describe an Iran the world has forgotten about. Many of the places visited in TWO WINGS OF A NIGHTINGALE have rarely been written about... more...

  • Timewaster Lettersby Robin Cooper

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    The hilariously surreal correspondence of Robin Cooper, frustrated children's author,fairy-spotter and fancy-spoon collector, in the bestselling tradition of the Henry Root letters - but with an entirely fresh perspective. more...

  • The Struggle for Persia (RLE Iran A)by Donald Stuart

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This volume is an account of the journey the author made between Eastern Russia (via Tabriz) to Teheran at the turn of the twentieth century. This is not just a travelogue, however, but a lament for the loss of British ?prestige? and power in the region to Russia. more...

  • Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)by L P Elwell-Sutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This volume shows the progress and achievements of Iran up to the 1940s within the setting  of her ancient history and her strategic position in the world today. The author discusses Iran?s vital position as the dividing line between the East and the West and how Iran drew from and contributed to both these cultures, without losing her own individuality.... more...

  • The Security of the Persian Gulf (RLE Iran D)by Hossein Amirsadeghi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The Persian Gulf, important because of its vast energy resources, emerged into the limelight of geopolitics at the time of the British Labour government?s policy of withdrawal from East of Suez in 1968. Before 1968 it had been recognised that the Gulf lay in the legitimate sphere of influence of Britain, while the United States exerted its influence... more...