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  • Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)by L P Elwell-Sutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This volume shows the progress and achievements of Iran up to the 1940s within the setting  of her ancient history and her strategic position in the world today. The author discusses Iran’s vital position as the dividing line between the East and the West and how Iran drew from and contributed to both these cultures, without losing her own individuality.... more...

  • Iran (RLE Iran D)by Robert Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 155.00

    The sudden increase of oil prices in 1973 meant that the foreign revenues of Iran quadrupled in just over two months. As the first OPEC member to begin disbursing this extra revenue on a significant scale, Iran offers the first complete example of the social, economic and political problems this caused. This book examines the cycle of the boom and... more...

  • Iraq and Iran (RLE Iran A)by Jasim M Abdulghani

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 155.00

    Behind the Iran-Iraq war rests a history of conflict stretching back to the Ottoman Turks and the Persians. This book examines the deep-seated and complex factors involved in the rivalry between these two nations. It focuses particularly on the period between 1969 and 1984, a time that saw both the rise of the Ba’th party in Iraq and Khomeini’s return... more...

  • The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Iran (RLE Iran D)by Aryeh Yodfat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    Relations between the USSR and Iran during the period from the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic up to early 1983 are reviewed in this book. It begins with a brief survey of Russian-Persian relations in earlier years, with a focus on the developments that served as a background to the current events. It examines Soviet... more...

  • Persia (RLE Iran A)by John A Boyle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    This book traces the history and culture of Persia, one of the world’s oldest civilisations, from pre-history down to the present time.   more...

  • The History of Iran, 2nd Editionby Elton Daniel

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    Iran is a vast country with a storied, ancient past, a great diversity of cultures and ethnicities, and a location in arguably the most unstable area of the world. Iran's history over the last two centuries—developing as a modern nation-state, freeing itself from foreign domination, and asserting its influence in both the region and the world—has... more...

  • Iran Facing Othersby Abbas Amanat; Farzin Vejdani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    Iran's long history and complex cultural legacy have generated animated debates about a homogenous Iranian identity in the face of ethnic, linguistic and communal diversity. The volume examines the fluid boundaries of pre-modern identity in history and literature as well as the shaping of Iranian national identity in the 20th century. more...

  • Shi'ism and the Democratisation Process in Iranby Ibrahim Moussawi

    Saqi 2012; US$ 38.99

    Since its emergence in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has remained a conundrum for observers, particularly in the West. Shi'ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran examines the fundaments of Iran's Islamic governance and asks the pivotal question: can democracy and Islam cohere?Addressing Wilayat al-Faqih, or rule by the jurisprudent - the... more...

  • The Persian Nightby Amir Taheri

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 16.99

    Who really rules Iran today? Are the men in official positions merely puppets activated by hidden hands? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic at first glance? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? These are some of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses in this riveting and timely book. An anatomy of one of... more...

  • Navigating Contemporary Iranby Eric Hooglund; Leif Stenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This detailed examination of contemporary Iran addresses the most important current social, political, and economic issues facing the nation and the way it is perceived by the outside world. The volume brings together some of the most important scholars and researchers in the field, working in such diverse disciplines as anthropology, economics, history,... more...