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  • Iran (RLE Iran D)by Robert Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the cycle of the oil boom and the years that led up to it ? from the rural and essentially backward nature of the country to the euphoria of 1973 when the Shah seriously talked of Iran reaching the Great Civilisation, where by the 1990s Iran would be the world?s fifth power. And then finally through to the loss of control over expenditure,... more...

  • Iraq and Iran (RLE Iran A)by Jasim M Abdulghani

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the deep-seated and complex factors involved in the rivalry between these two nations. It focuses particularly on the period between 1969 and 1984, a time that saw both the rise of the Ba?th party in Iraq and Khomeini?s return to power in Iran. These changes did much to escalate tensions. The Ba?th party?s ideological, socialist... more...

  • The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Iran (RLE Iran D)by Aryeh Yodfat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    Relations between the USSR and Iran during the period from the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic up to early 1983 are reviewed in this book. It begins with a brief survey of Russian-Persian relations in earlier years, with a focus on the developments that served as a background to the current events. It examines Soviet... more...

  • Persia (RLE Iran A)by John A Boyle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    This book traces the history and culture of Persia, one of the world?s oldest civilisations, from pre-history down to the present time. more...

  • The History of Iranby Elton L. Daniel

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    This comprehensive survey of Iran's historical development covers everything from its origins in ancient empires to its status as a modern nation-state. more...

  • Iran Facing Othersby Abbas Amanat; Farzin Vejdani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    Iran's long history and complex cultural legacy have generated animated debates about a homogenous Iranian identity in the face of ethnic, linguistic and communal diversity. The volume examines the fluid boundaries of pre-modern identity in history and literature as well as the shaping of Iranian national identity in the 20th century. more...

  • Shi'ism and the Democratisation Process in Iranby Ibrahim Moussawi

    Saqi 2012; US$ 48.11

    Since its emergence in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has remained a conundrum for observers, particularly in the West. Shi?ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran examines the fundaments of Iran?s Islamic governance and asks the pivotal question: can democracy and Islam cohere? Addressing Wilayat al-Faqih, or rule by the jurisprudent ? the... more...

  • Persepolisby Ali Mousavi

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Persepolis: Discovery and Afterlife of a World Wonder presents the first full study of the history of archaeological exploration at Persepolis after its destruction in 330 BC. Based in part on archival evidence, anecdotal information, and unpublished documents, this book describes in detail the history of archaeological exploration, visual documentation,... more...

  • The Persian Nightby Amir Taheri

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Who really rules Iran today? Are the men in official positions merely puppets activated by hidden hands? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic at first glance? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? These are some of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses in this riveting and timely book. An anatomy of one of... more...

  • Irans Erbeby David Stronach; Ali Mousavi; Georg Gerster

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 27.76

    Iran hat viele Gesichter: von den großen Salzwüsten bis zum türkis schimmernden Golf von Oman, von jahrtausendealten Tempelanlagen bis zum Häusermeer der modernen Großstädte. Von der elamischen Kultur bis über die Parther-, Perser- und Achämenidenzeit bis zum islamischen Gottesstaat. Erleben Sie ganz neue Ansichten dieses facettenreichen Landes: Ausgrabungsstätten... more...