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  • The Struggle for Persia (RLE Iran A)by Donald Stuart

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    This volume is an account of the journey the author made between Eastern Russia (via Tabriz) to Teheran at the turn of the twentieth century. This is not just a travelogue, however, but a lament for the loss of British ?prestige? and power in the region to Russia. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    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 D)by Robert Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    The sudden increase of oil prices in 1973 meant that the foreign revenues of Iran quadrupled in just over two months. As the first OPEC member to begin disbursing this extra revenue on a significant scale, Iran offers the first complete example of the social, economic and political problems this caused. This book examines the cycle of the boom and... more...

  • Iraq and Iran (RLE Iran A)by Jasim M Abdulghani

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    Behind the Iran-Iraq war rests a history of conflict stretching back to the Ottoman Turks and the Persians. This book examines the deep-seated and complex factors involved in the rivalry between these two nations. It focuses particularly on the period between 1969 and 1984, a time that saw both the rise of the Ba?th party in Iraq and Khomeini?s return... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Persia (RLE Iran A)by John A Boyle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 115.00

    This book traces the history and culture of Persia, one of the world?s oldest civilisations, from pre-history down to the present time.   more...

  • History of Iran, Theby Elton Daniel

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    "As part of the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series, the update offers general readers a comprehensive, analytical look at some of the most important nations in the contemporary world. . . . This work is highly recommended." - ARBA more...

  • Iran Facing Othersby Abbas Amanat; Farzin Vejdani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    Iran's long history and complex cultural legacy have generated animated debates about a homogenous Iranian identity in the face of ethnic, linguistic and communal diversity. The volume examines the fluid boundaries of pre-modern identity in history and literature as well as the shaping of Iranian national identity in the 20th century. more...

  • Shi‘ism and the Democratisation Process in Iranby Ibrahim Moussawi

    Saqi 2012; US$ 48.11

    Since its emergence in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has remained a conundrum for observers, particularly in the West. Shi?ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran examines the fundaments of Iran?s Islamic governance and asks the pivotal question: can democracy and Islam cohere? Addressing Wilayat al-Faqih, or rule by the jurisprudent ? the... more...