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  • The Lonely Warby Nazila Fathi

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries—most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized—seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect.... more...

  • The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyesby Stephen H. Rapp

    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 Caucasia’s... more...

  • Kritik der westlichen Philosophie in Iranby Urs Gösken

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The contentious engagement with Western thought is one of the focal points of Iranian intellectual life. This volume examines two major figures in 20 th century Iranian intellectual history, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabaí (1903?1981) and Mortaza Motahhari (1920?1979), and presents their historical views on Western and Islamic philosophy. It... 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 Girl Who Lived on Airby Stephen Wade

    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...

  • Wither Iran?by Shahram Chubin

    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...

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iranby Lois Beck

    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...

  • 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...

  • Geschichte des Westensby Heinrich August Winkler

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 34.64

    Mit dem Fall der Mauer vor 25 Jahren ging ein Zeitalter zu Ende. Heinrich August Winklers ?Geschichte des Westens? stellt die dramatischen Ereignisse von 1989 in einen großen weltgeschichtlichen Zusammenhang und schildert meisterhaft die Jahrzehnte vom Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs bis zum Untergang der Sowjetunion. Der Band macht deutlich, wie nahe... more...

  • Die SED in der Ära Honeckerby Andreas Malycha

    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...