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  • Achaemenid Culture and Local traditions in Anatolia, Southern Caucasus and Iranby Askold Ivantchik; Vakhtang Licheli

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    This book contains articles concerning relationship between the ?imperial? culture of the Achaemenids and local traditions, including a publication of the unique painting from Tatarl? in Western Anatolia and the results of recent excavations in the Southern Caucasus and Iran. Originally published as issue 3-4 of Volume 13 (2007) of Brill's journal... more...

  • Timurids in Transitionby Maria Subtelny

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    Applying the Weberian concept of the routinization of charisma, the book examines the transformation of the nomadic empire of Tamerlane into a sedentary polity based on the Perso-Islamic model by focusing on the reign of the last Timurid ruler Sul??n-?usain Bayqara in fifteenth-century Iran. more...

  • Early Seljuq Historyby A.C.S. Peacock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates the early history of the Seljuq Turks, founders of one of the most important empires of the mediaeval Islamic world, from their origins in the Eurasian steppe to their conquest of Iran, Iraq and Anatolia. The first work available in a western language on this important episode in Turkish and Islamic history, this book offers... more...

  • 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...

  • The Afro-Asian States and their Problemsby K. M. Panikkar

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This reissue of Sandar Panikkar?s 1959 book is based upon a series of lectures given at the Institut d?Etude de Development Economique et Social, which spotlights the problems faced by the multitude of African and Asian states which achieved independence between 1945 and 1957. From Asia, the author discusses the plight of India, Pakistan, Burma, Indonesia,... more...

  • Iran: the Looming Crisisby 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 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...

  • 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...