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  • Intellectual Trends in Twentieth-Century Iranby Negin Nabavi

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''This book is the first collection of its kind. It brings together articles by historians, sociologists and political scientists as well as contributions by intellectuals and essayists currently engaged in the intellectual scene in Iran, thus outlining not only a range of intellectual concerns and trends in the tumultuous 20th century but also presenting... more...

  • Iran and Its Place among Nationsby Alidad Mafinezam; Aria Mehrabi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Moves beyond simplistic dichotomies by taking up the issue of Iran's national identity and contending sources of its identity. more...

  • The New Iranian Leadershipby Yonah Alexander; Milton Hoenig

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    This book documents Ahmadenijad's background and rise to power. It explains the current structure of the Iranian revolutionary government--the competing centers of power and the major players. more...

  • War and Peace in Qajar Persiaby Roxane Farmanfarmaian

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 160.00

    With new and existing evidence being reconsidered, this edited collection takes a multidisciplinary approach to discussing the Qajar system within the context of the wars that engulfed it and the periods of peace that ensued. It throws new light on the decision-making processes, the restraints on action, and the political exigencies at play during... more...

  • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiniby Daniel E. Harmon

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 30.00

    An Iranian cleric who criticized the modernization efforts of the Shah of Iran (Mohammed Reza Pahlavi), Khomeini called for a fundamentalist Islamic state in Iran. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...