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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iranby David Menashri

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    After the Islamic revolution in Iran, revolutionary leaders had to compromise their ideology. The Iranian ship of state continues to drift in search of an equilibrium between revolutionary convictions and the demands of governance, between religion and state, and Islam and the West. more...

  • Navigating Contemporary Iranby Eric Hooglund; Leif Stenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This detailed examination of contemporary Iran addresses the most important current social, political, and economic issues facing the nation and the way it is perceived by the outside world. The volume brings together some of the most important scholars and researchers in the field, working in such diverse disciplines as anthropology, economics, history,... more...

  • Anglo-Iranian Relations since 1800by Vanessa Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    With contributions from renowned experts in the field, this book provides an excellent background to the history of Anglo-Iranian relations. Focusing on the political and economic relationship of Britain and issues of strategic sensitivity, the book also illuminates British relations with society and the state and describes the interaction between... more...

  • Syria and Iranby Anoushiravan Ehteshami; Raymond A. Hinnebusch

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 200.00

    It has been the dominant view that both Syria in the 1980s and Iran today have acted as rogue states in the Middle East threatening to upset the stability of the region. In this innovative new study, Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Raymond Hinnebusch show that these two countries have in fact acted in a rational fashion pursuing the aim of containing Western... more...

  • The Persiansby Maria Brosius

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 37.95

    The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of... more...

  • The Security of the Persian Gulf (RLE Iran A)by Hossein Amirsadeghi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The Persian Gulf, important because of its vast energy resources, emerged into the limelight of geopolitics at the time of the British Labour government?s policy of withdrawal from East of Suez in 1968. Before 1968 it had been recognised that the Gulf lay in the legitimate sphere of influence of Britain, while the United States exerted its influence... more...

  • Iran (RLE Iran A)by Robert Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the cycle of the oil boom and the years that led up to it ? from the rural and essentially backward nature of the country to the euphoria of 1973 when the Shah seriously talked of Iran reaching the Great Civilisation, where by the 1990s Iran would be the world?s fifth power. And then finally through to the loss of control over expenditure,... more...

  • The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Iran (RLE Iran A)by Aryeh Yodfat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    Relations between the USSR and Iran during the period from the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic up to early 1983 are reviewed in this book. It begins with a brief survey of Russian-Persian relations in earlier years, with a focus on the developments that served as a background to the current events. It examines Soviet... more...