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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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$ 48.95

    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...