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

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Contains articles concerning relationship between the 'imperial' culture of the Achaemenids and local traditions, including a publication of the unique painting from Tatarli in Western Anatolia and the results of excavations in the Southern Caucasus and Iran. more...

  • Timurids in Transitionby Maria E. Subtelny

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    Applying the Weberian concept of the routinization of charisma, this 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 in fifteenth-century Iran. more...

  • A History of Iranby Michael Axworthy

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 18.00

    Although frequently vilified, Iran is a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world. Its political impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbors in the Middle East but also throughout the world. From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to... more...

  • Early Seljuq Historyby A.C.S. Peacock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The Saljuq empire was one of the most important in the mediaeval Islamic world, stretching from Central Asia to Syria during the 11 th and 12 th centuries. This books charts the early development of the Saljuqs from tribesmen to rulers of a great Islamic empire, examiningápreviously neglected sources to demonstrate the central role of tribalism... 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$ 105.00

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • Among the Iraniansby Sofia A. Koutlaki

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 24.95

    An indispensable practical guide, Among the Iranians offers insight into Iranian dress, etiquette, and food. Koutlaki explains everything readers need to know about culture and customs by sharing lessons she learned as a foreigner living in Tehran. Readers are challenged to dispel previous judgments of Iran and accept Koutlaki?s version of the countryŚwarm,... more...