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  • A State of Fearby Dr. Reza Ghaffari

    John Blake 2012; US$ 14.99

    A prominent Iranian political prisoner tells his story from the time of his arrest to his eventual escape a decade later   Dr. Reza Ghaffari was a professor at the University of Tehran until his 1981 arrest for suspicion of being a member of a banned socialist group. This account of his experiences through 10 years of torture and as... more...

  • The African Diaspora in Asian Trade Routes and Cultural Memoriesby Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This book contributes to the building of a more comprehensive narrative of global African migration. This book contains four black and white photographs. more...

  • The Making of Modern Iranby Dr Stephanie Cronin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays, by a distinguished group of specialists, offers a new and exciting interpretation of Riza Shah's Iran. A period of key importance, the years between 1921-1941 have, until now, remained relatively neglected. Recently, however, there has been a marked revival of interest in the history of these two decades and this collection... more...

  • The A to Z of Iranby John H. Lorentz

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Iran is designed to give the reader a quick and understandable overview of specific events, movements, people, political and social groups, places, and trends. Through its extensive chronology, introduction, bibliography, appendixes, and more than double the number of cross-referenced dictionary entries as in the previous edition, the... more...

  • Nishapur Revisitedby Rocco Rante; Annabelle Collinet

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    Nishapur in eastern Iran was an important Silk Road city, its position providing links to central Asia and China, Afghanistan and India, the Persian Gulf and the west. Despite previous excavations there are many unresolved questions surrounding the site; when was the city founded? Is Nishapur a Sasanian city? Was it founded by the Sasanian king Shapur... more...

  • Mountain of the Deadby Keith McCloskey

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In January 1959, ten experirenced young skiers set out to travel to a mountain named Mount Otorten in the far north of Russia. The name Otorten translates as 'Don't go there' in the local Mansi language. One of their skiers fell ill and returned. The remaining nine lost their way and ended up on another mountain slope known as Kholat Syakhl (translated... more...

  • Society, Politics and Economics in Mazandaran, Iran 1848-1914by Mohammad Ali Kazembeyki

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00

    This book is the first major study of provincial history in the Qajar period. Drawing extensively on unpublished Iranian and British documents, it explores the history of Mazandaran, a province in the Caspian region, during 1848-1914, when the province as a part of Iran was exposed to the policies of rival great powers, particularly Tzarist Russia.... more...

  • Revolutionary Iranby Michael Axworthy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    In Revolutionary Iran, Michael Axworthy guides us through recent Iranian history from shortly before the 1979 Islamic revolution through the summer of 2009, when Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran by the hundreds of thousands, demanding free, democratic government. Axworthy explains how that outpouring of support for an end to tyranny in Iran... more...

  • Controversial History Education in Asian Contextsby Mark Baildon; Kah Seng Loh; Ivy Maria Lim; Gül Inanç; Junaidah Jaffar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book?s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for scholars and practitioners. The book provides case studies... more...