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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    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 to power in Iran. These changes did much to escalate tensions. The Ba?th party?s ideological, socialist... more...

  • In the Direction of the Gulfby Mordechai Abir; Aryeh Yodfat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This text analyzes the USSR's interest in the countries of the Persian Gulf. The book places such interest within the context of the USSR's relations with the Arab world and the complexities of power politics. more...

  • The Coupby Ervand Abrahamian

    New Press, The 2013; US$ 26.95

    In August 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the swift overthrow of Iran?s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next twenty-six years, the United States backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Iran?s oil wealth and... more...

  • A History of Modern Iranby Ervand Abrahamian

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    A radical reappraisal of Iran's modern history, tracing its traumatic journey across the twentieth century. more...

  • The International Politics of the Persian Gulfby Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Adib-Moghaddam examines the causes and consequences of conflict in one of the most important regions of the world. Bridging the gap between critical theories of international relations and the empirical study of the Gulf area, this book expands on the many ideologies, cultural inventions and ideational constructs that have affected relations in the... more...

  • The Life and Times of the Shahby Gholam Reza Afkhami

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 41.95

    This epic biography, a gripping insider's account, is a long-overdue chronicle of the life and times of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled from 1941 to 1979 as the last Iranian monarch. Gholam Reza Afkhami uses his unparalleled access to a large number of individuals?including high-ranking figures in the shah's regime, members of his family, and members... more...

  • Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Omanby Dionisius A. Agius

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book is a study of the seafaring communities of the Arabian Gulf and Oman in the past 150 years. It analyses the significance of the dhow and how coastal communities interacted throughout their long tradition of seafaring. In addition to archival material, the work is based on extensive field research in which the voices of seamen were recorded... more...

  • Islands and International Politics in the Persian Gulfby Kourosh Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    The position of the Persian Gulf as the main highway between East and West has long given this region special significance both within the Middle East and in global affairs more generally. This book examines the history of international relations in the Gulf since the 1820s as great powers such as Britain and the US, and regional powers such as Iran... 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...

  • Iran Facing Othersby Abbas Amanat; Farzin Vejdani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    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...