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  • Self-Sacrificeby Struan Stevenson

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 9.99

    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 became... more...

  • Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf (RLE Economy of Middle East)by Tim Niblock

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 42.95

    The crucial importance of the Gulf region today – which may be defined as comprising the states of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, with Iran as a non-Arab onlooker – has stimulated surprisingly little interest in academic circles. Much of what has been written, moreover, focuses exclusively on those aspects... 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...

  • The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khameneiby Yvette Hovsepian-Bearce

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Persian Mirrorsby Elaine Sciolino

    Free Press 2000; US$ 2.99

    No American reporter has more experience covering Iran or more access to the private corners of Iranian society than Elaine Sciolino. As a correspondent for Newsweek and The New York Times, she has reported on the key events of the past two decades. She was aboard the airplane that brought Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979; she was... more...

  • Early Mongol Rule in Thirteenth-Century Iranby George E. Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    An account of the re-emergence of Persia as a world player and the reassertion of its cultural, political and spiritual links with Turkic Lands, this book opposes the way in which, for too long, the whole period of Mongol domination of Iran has been viewed from a negative standpoint. Though arguably the initial irruption of the Mongols brought little... more...

  • Iran's Persian Gulf Policyby Dr Christin Marschall

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards the states of the Persian Gulf from 1979 to 1998. It covers perceptions Iranians and Arabs have of each other, Islamic revolutionary ideology, the Iran/Iraq war, the Gulf crisis, the election of President Khatami and finally the role of external powers, such as the United... more...

  • Iran Encountering Globalizationby Ali Mohammadi

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This text examines the current state of Iran, looking at a wide range of areas including the economy, finance, politics, the media, the position of women and migration. The book discusses the uneasy balance between the theocratic conservatism, modernisation and globalization, concluding that forces for change in Iran are building up. more...

  • Reformers and Revolutionaries in Modern Iranby Dr Stephanie Cronin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Even though the left has never held power in Iran, its impact on the political, intellectual and cultural development of modern Iran has been profound. This book's authors undertake a fundamental re-examination and re-appraisal of the phenomenon of leftist activism in Iran, interpreted in the broadest sense, throughout the period of its existence up... more...