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  • The Iranian Revolutionby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    On January 16, 1979, the shah of Iran left the country he had ruled for more than 37 years. The streets of Tehran, Iran's capital, filled with celebration as the news spread that the hated monarchy had been overthrown. The revolution in Iran, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, was sparked by many factors, including a widening gap between the different... more...

  • A History Of Persia (Volume 1)by Sir Percy Sykes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This is a facsimile of a classic history first published by Macmillan in 1915 and issued in two further editions by Routledge and Kegan Paul. Sir Percy Sykes was an explorer, consul, soldier and a spy who lived and travelled in Persia over a period of twenty-five years. This two-volume collection provides a comprehensive history of Persia from Alexander... more...

  • The Just Cause in the Iraq Warby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press Co., Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Just Cause in the Iraq War: Did Saddam Hussein Possess Weapons of Mass Destruction? tackles one of the most controversial and pertinent issues in international politics today. Is President Obama correct that the Iraq War was an unjust war, as he claimed during the 2012 presidential race? Did Saddam Hussein truly have no weapons of mass destruction,... more...

  • Iranian Foreign Policy during Ahmadinejadby Maaike Warnaar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    Written for scholars and practitioners puzzled by Iran's foreign policy choices, this book argues that Iran's foreign policy behavior is best understood in the context of the regime's foreign policy ideology, which is rooted in a conception of Iran as a nation changed by the 1979 Revolution and an example to other nations in a changing world. more...

  • Iran's Foreign Policyby Anoushiravan Ehteshami

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 14.57

    This timely collection of papers by leading academics and prominent government officials sheds new light on the foreign policy of Iran under President Khatami and into the period of President Ahmadinejad. The topics covered include the influence of the Iranian constitution on its foreign policy, Iran's relations with the United States, the United... more...

  • Karim Khan Zandby John R. Perry

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    A forward thinking and notably popular leader, Karim Khan Zand (1705-1779) was the founder of the Zand dynasty in Iran. In this insightful profile of a man before his time, esteemed academic John Perry shows how by opening up international trade, employing a fair fiscal system and showing respect for existing religious institutions, Karim Khan succeeded... more...

  • Letters to My Torturerby Houshand Asadi

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 14.99

    Houshang Asadi?s Letters to My Torturer is one of the most harrowing accounts of human suffering to emerge from Iran and is now available for the first time in paperback. Kept in solitary confinement for over two years in one of the most infamous prisons in Tehran, prominent Iranian journalist, Houshang Asadi suffered inhuman degradations and brutal,... more...

  • The Secret War with Iranby Ronen Bergman

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    While many now fear a looming war with Iran, few know that this war is already raging and has been doing so for the past three decades. Starting from the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, intelligence expert Ronen Bergman details the complex array of political manoeuvring, assassination attempts, arms trading, and suicide bombs that have characterised... more...

  • Then They Came For Meby Maziar Bahari

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran?s contested presidential elections for Newsweek magazine. He thought he?d be returning in just a few days to Paola, his pregnant fiancée. Instead, he was incarcerated under false charges of espionage in Iran?s most notorious prison. His release came four months later, only after a global campaign... more...

  • Rise of Islam, Theby Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis; Sarah Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 90.00

    The latest volume in the successful series 'The Idea of Iran' addresses the astonishing impact made by Islam during and after the Arab conquest of Iran in the middle of the seventh century. As the Sasanian dynasty crumbled before the invaders' triumphant onslaught, its state religion of Zoroastrianism was unceremoniously dismantled to make way for... more...