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  • Iran's Diverse Peoplesby Massoume Price

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 55.00

    Spanning a 5,000-year period, this work documents the origins, evolution, and current status of all major ethnic groups in Iran, one of the oldest civilizations. From ancient civilizations of 3000 B.C. this text documents the major ethnic groups that emerged during each era and traces their evolution to the present day. more...

  • Empires of Ancient Persiaby Michael Burgan

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    For almost 1,200 years, the Persians ruled a territory that stretched from the Black Sea into Central Asia, from India to Egypt and into the fringes of southern Europe. This title looks at the rise and fall of the Persian empires, the daily life of the people, and their influence on subsequent civilizations. 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...

  • Creating the Arabian Gulfby Paul J. Rich

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 44.50

    Whether called 'Arabian' or 'Persian,' the Gulf is one of the most politically important regions of the world, and its history is necessary in understanding the contemporary Middle East. Paul Rich draws on previously closed archives to document the actual heritage of the area and dispel the myths, showing that the influences of Britain and India are... 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...

  • Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strongby Cyrus Schayegh

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    In Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong, Cyrus Schayegh tells two intertwined stories: how, in early twentieth-century Iran, an emerging middle class used modern scientific knowledge as its cultural and economic capital, and how, along with the state, it employed biomedical sciences to tackle presumably modern problems like the increasing stress of everyday... more...

  • The Gulf Military Balanceby Anthony H. Cordesman; Bryan Gold; Garrett Berntsen

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 60.50

    The United States faces major challenges in dealing with Iran, the threat of terrorism, and the tide of political instability in the Arabian Peninsula. The presence of some of the world’s largest reserves of oil and natural gas, vital shipping lanes, and Shia populations throughout the region have made the peninsula the focal point of US and Iranian... more...

  • Persian Gulf 2013by P. R. Kumaraswamy

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 44.00

    Persian Gulf 2013  looks at the growing relationship between India and the countries of the Persian Gulf region, which has assumed greater importance in the recent years and hence demands greater attention.  The book covers India’s bilateral relations in 2012 with nine Persian Gulf countries, namely, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,... more...

  • Village Ethnoarchaeologyby Carol Kramer

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Village Ethnoarchaeology: Rural Iran in Archaeological Perspective discusses selected tangible features of the subject area, noting the differences in households and associated material culture. The book comments among settlement variability, the complexities in relationships among population density, settlement age, area, and function. The text also... 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...