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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95
Georgian literary sources for Late Antiquity are commonly held to be later productions devoid of historical value. As a result, scholarship outside the Republic of Georgia has privileged Graeco-Roman and even Armenian narratives. However, when investigated within the dual contexts of a regional literary canon and the active participation of Caucasias... more...
- 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...
- Seren 2014; US$ 14.57
For two years Sarah Jacob was the Welsh Fasting Girl who ‘lived on air?. Did she really take neither food or drink in that time? Although Sarah lived in remote rural Carmarthenshire in the 1860s she became a national sensation through the newspapers – people from all over Britain traveled to see this miraculous young girl, leaving gifts of money…... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95
Terrorism and the Middle East are often connected. The fear that these will be a future source of threat with weapons of mass destruction, notably nuclear or biological weapons, has grown in recent years. This book looks at the politics of one important state in the region - Iran - and concludes that political reform in that country is changing it... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00
Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa?i?a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking, ethnic minority of a million and a half people who are... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 84.00
Andreas Malycha analyzes intra-party conflicts and decision-making processes in the inner power circle of East Germany?s SED (Socialist Unity Party). The study focuses on previously undocumented disputes about economic and social policy in the Honecker era, shedding new light on the stability and instability of the East German state. more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.34
Kein anderes Land des islamischen Orients hat eine ähnlich eigenständige Geschichte und Kultur aufzuweisen wie Persien, das unter den verschiedensten Herrschern und Dynastien seine Eigenheiten ? teils aus vorislamischer Zeit ? bewahren konnte. Zu den Besonderheiten gehört auch das Bekenntnis zum schiitischen Islam, der seit 1501 Staatsreligion ist.... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world's resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is arguably the prominent issue of the 21st century. This volume gives a wide ranging introduction focusing on the arid Gulf region, where the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95
In Frontier Fictions , Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet looks at the efforts of Iranians to defend, if not expand, their borders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and explores how their conceptions of national geography influenced cultural and political change. The "frontier fictions," or the ways in which the Iranians viewed their often fluctuating... more...