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  • John Dun Cetywayo and the three Generals 1861-1879by Duncan Campbell Frances Moodle

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    John Dunn, resembling a hero of fiction rather than a normal man, was one of the most extraordinary characters of 19th century South Africa. In 1852,at the age of 16 he turned his back on the fledgeling colonial settlement of Port Natal and, crossing the Tugela River, headed into Zululand.. King Cetsshwayo recorded his first meeting with Dunn, mentioning... more...

  • The Lonely Warby Nazila Fathi

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    Nazila Fathi worked for two decades as an Iranian correspondent for The New York Times before being forced to flee the country in 2009 at the height of the Green Revolution. Currently a writer for NPR and Foreign Policy and a commentator for Persian Language Voice of America television, she has held fellowships at Harvard University?s Belfer... more...

  • Lucan und der Prinzipatby Nadja Kimmerle

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Lucan?s Bellum Civile ( Pharsalia ) is traditionally read as a political critique of the Principate. However, several features of this text run counter to this interpretation. This study reexamines Lucan?s work using the model of the unreliable narrator to illuminate its portrayal of contradictory structures in Nero?s Principate. The... more...

  • Making History in Iranby Farzin Vejdani

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Iranian history was long told through a variety of stories and legend, tribal lore and genealogies, and tales of the prophets. But in the late nineteenth century, new institutions emerged to produce and circulate a coherent history that fundamentally reshaped these fragmented narratives and dynastic storylines. Farzin Vejdani investigates this transformation... 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...

  • Medieval Persia 1040-1797by David Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    The medieval period of Persia's remarkably continuous, history began with its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD and gave way to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century when the influence of the West became pervasive. Without an understanding of the confused legacy of these centuries, no-one can hope to understand... more...

  • Medieval Persia 1040-1797by David Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Medieval Persia 1040-1797 charts the remarkable history of Persia from its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century, when the impact of the west became pervasive. David Morgan argues that understanding this complex period of Persia?s history is integral to understanding modern... more...

  • Modern Iranby Ali Ansari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Today?s Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his ?axis of evil? and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis.   Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and explanation... more...

  • Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)by L P Elwell-Sutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This volume shows the progress and achievements of Iran up to the 1940s within the setting  of her ancient history and her strategic position in the world today. The author discusses Iran?s vital position as the dividing line between the East and the West and how Iran drew from and contributed to both these cultures, without losing her own individuality.... more...

  • Mohammad Mossadegh interkulturell gelesenby Aziz Fooladvand

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 7.57

    Gegenstand des Buches ist die Untersuchung der Korrelation zwischen zunehmendem Anti-Amerikanismus in der Region und dem planmäßigen, von seiten des CIA im Jahre 1953 durchgeführten Staatsstreich gegen den populärsten demokratisch gesinnten iranischen Premierminister, Mohammad Mossadegh (1880-1967). Mohammad Mossadegh war bemüht, liberale demokratische... more...