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  • 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$ 40.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Frontier Fictionsby Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.95

    In Frontier Fictions , Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet looks at the efforts of Iranians to defend, if not expand, their borders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and explores how their conceptions of national geography influenced cultural and political change. The "frontier fictions," or the ways in which the Iranians viewed their often fluctuating... more...

  • Syria and Iranby Anoushiravan Ehteshami; Raymond A. Hinnebusch

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 200.00

    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... more...

  • The Turks in World Historyby Carter Vaughn Findley

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 16.99

    Traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Unifying cultural, economic, social, and political history, this work illuminates the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity. more...

  • Iran's First Revolutionby Mangol Bayat

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 124.99

    An historical survey of the Iranian constitutional revolution of 1905-1909, which resulted in the establishment of Iran's first parliamentary democracy. The text aims to provide a context for an understanding of the country's religious revolution of 1978-1979. more...