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  • Shah Abbasby Sholeh Quinn

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 14.99

    Shah Abbas (15971629) is the most well-known king of Iran?s Safavid dynasty (15011722), who ruled over Iran when the dynasty was at the height of its power and prestige. When Shah Abbas came to power his country was in chaos. Yet, within 11 years he had regained territory lost to his enemies, moved his capital city, and begun a transformation of Iranian... more...

  • Iranian Cultureby Nasrin Rahimieh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Throughout modern Iranian history, culture has served as a means of imposing unity and cohesion onto society. The Pahlavi monarchs used it to project an image of Iran as an ancient civilisation, re-emerging as an equal to Western nations, while the revolutionaries deployed it to remake the country into an Islamic nation. Just as Iranian culture has... more...

  • Iran's Deadly Ambitionby Ilan Berman

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 23.99

    Are we on the cusp of détente with Iran? Conventional wisdom certainly seems to believe so. In the aftermath of the interim nuclear deal struck in November 2013 between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 powers (the United States, France, England, Russia, China and Germany), hopes are now running high for a historic reconciliation between Iran's clerical... more...

  • Making Sense of Iranian Society, Culture, and Businessby Hamid Yeganeh

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Iran represents a large and emerging economy with a strategic location extending from the Persian Gulf to Central Asia, a huge consumer market, tremendous natural resources, and numerous petrochemical and manufacturing industries, which require heavy investment and development. Understanding the Iranian business environment requires a holistic... more...

  • #iranelectionby Negar Mottahedeh

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The protests following Iran's fraudulent 2009 Presidential election took the world by storm. As the Green Revolution gained protestors in the Iranian streets, #iranelection became the first long-trending international hashtag. Texts, images, videos, audio recordings, and links connected protestors on the ground and netizens online, all simultaneously... more...

  • The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khameneiby Yvette Hovsepian-Bearce

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Ayatollah ?Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is one of the most controversial and influential Muslim leaders in the world today. As Iran?s main decision-maker, his theocratic ideology and decisions carry global consequences. The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei is the first book to identify and analyze... 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...

  • Self-Sacrificeby Struan Stevenson

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 11.65

    ‘There is much we can learn from Stevenson?s disturbing account of mistakes, duplicities and blunders that have led directly to the rise of ISIS and the catastrophic events that now engulf the Middle East.? – From the Foreword by Patrick J. Kennedy Struan Stevenson served as a Conservative MEP for Scotland from 1999 to 2014. During those years he... more...

  • Squandered Opportunityby Thomas Juneau

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Islamic Republic of Iran faced a favorable strategic environment following the US invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. Its leadership attempted to exploit this window of opportunity by assertively seeking to expand Iran's interests throughout the Middle East. It fell far short, however, of fulfilling its long-standing ambition of... more...

  • Mikropolitiken des Friedensby Inken Schmidt-Voges

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    The study investigates how the semantics of peace functioned in domestic conflicts between 1760 and 1810. The analysis of communicative practices of the actors in court reveals the importance of notions of peace in conflict regulation at the political micro-level. This first systematic exploration of the discourse on domestic tranquility... more...