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  • Then They Came for Meby Maziar Bahari; Aimee Molloy

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    SOON TO BE THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ROSEWATER, DIRECTED BY JON STEWART When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran?s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he?d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran?s... more...

  • Frontier Fictionsby Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

    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...

  • Geschichte Iransby Monika Gronke

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.61

    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...

  • Modern Iranby Ali Ansari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Today?s Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his ?axis of evil? and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis.   Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and... more...

  • Persepolisby Alireza Shapur Shahbazi

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 25.65

    Persepolis wurde 520 v. Chr. von Großkönig Darius I. gegründet und entwickelte sich unter den Achämeniden weiter zum Inbegriff altpersischer Kultur und Politik. Die riesigen Palastanlagen, monumentalen Säulen, großfl ächigen Reliefs sowie edlen Materialien wie Gold und schwarzer Marmor prägten jahrhundertelang das Bild der Metropole. Durch die Brandschatzung... more...

  • 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...

  • The History of the Seljuq Turksby Edmund Bosworth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Nishapuri flourished in the 12th century and wrote a succinct history in Persian of the Saljuq Turks, a tribal group from Central Asia who in the 11th century established a vast empire, enduring for some century and a half and bringing about lasting changes to the ethnic composition and the patterns of land utilisation in the northern tier of the Middle... more...

  • Turkish-Iranian Relations in a Changing Middle Eastby F. Stephen Larrabee; Alireza Nader

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    Turkey and Iran tend to be rivals rather than close partners, despite sharing certain economic and security interests. For instance, Turkey supports the opposition in Syria, while Iran supports the regime. Turkey is further concerned about a possible nuclear arms race in the Middle East. U.S. and Turkish interests in the region closely overlap, but... 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$ 100.00

    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...