Ir N

Author: Helen Loveday
Editor: Odyssey Publications
ISBN: 9789622178120
Size: 12,81 MB
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A stunning guide, packed with history, that no visitor to Iran should be without.--Christina Lamb, foreign affairs correspondent, Sunday Times [London]

Persia Ancient Modern

Author: John Piggot
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The Persians

Author: Homa Katouzian
ISBN: 9780300169324
Size: 20,45 MB
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In recent years, Iran has gained attention mostly for negative reasons--for its authoritarian religious government, disputed nuclear programme, and controversial role in the Middle East--but there is much more to the story of this ancient land than can be gleaned from the news. This ... history of Iran ... covers the entire history of the area from the foundation of the ancient Persian Empire to today's Iranian state. Writing from an Iranian rather than a European perspective, Katouzian integrates the significant cultural and literary history of Iran with its political and social history. Some of the greatest poets of human history wrote in Persian--among them Rumi, Omar Khayyam, and Saadi--and Katouzian discusses and occasionally quotes their work.... Katouzian argues that the absolute and arbitrary power traditionally enjoyed by Persian/Iranian rulers has resulted in an unstable society where fear and short-term thinking dominate.


Author: Karen Latchana Kenney
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1617876267
Size: 11,12 MB
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Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Iran, land of the Elburz and Zagros Mountains, the Asiatic cheetah, Islamic tradition, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Iran's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

From Ancient Persia To Modern Iran

Author: Maria Drumm
ISBN: 9780464745709
Size: 17,32 MB
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Travel through Iran. As part of the Silk Road stay in caravanserai and visit the ancient monuments that date back to 1000 BC. Visit Persepolis, Isfahan and Yazd. This is a amazing picture and coffee table book. The author is a world class photographer.

The History Of Iran From Ancient Persia To The Ayatollahs

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985621374
Size: 13,72 MB
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*Covers the prehistoric era to the controversy over Iran's nuclear program. *Includes maps and pictures of important people. In 2011, violence erupted across the Middle East in the form of revolts against authoritarian regimes. Across the region, from Egypt to Syria, thousands fought and died to push out despots, some successfully and others unsuccessfully. Yet despite this historic violence, much of the world's foreign policy focus has been on Iran's nuclear program, and the potential for war between Iran, Israel, and the West. Although Iran had peaceful nuclear programs with Western cooperation before the Islamic revolution, it's widely believed that the regime, headed by Ayatollah Khomeini and now Ayatollah Khameini, began to work in earnest toward a nuclear program that could result in bombs around the late '90s. Still, it was (and remains) unclear the extent to which Iran's nuclear program has progressed, with the potential date of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons constantly changing. As Graham Allison, a Harvard professor and leading security strategist, put it in November 2011, the Iranian nuclear program is a "Cuban missile crisis in slow motion." People may know what's going on in Iran today, but the obsession over its nuclear program often overlooks the unique intricacies of the nation and its people, particularly the long, illustrious history of the Persian Empire. Iranians have long been proud of their history and culture, to the extent that foreign negotiators who do not entirely understand the history and culture have referred to a "Persian psyche." How did Iran get to where it is today, at the forefront of global affairs? The history of Iran and the theme of Persian conflict with the West stretches back thousands of years, and it is a unique history of empire, culture, art, pride, and religious nationalism. The History of Iran from Ancient Persia to the Ayatollahs comprehensively and descriptively covers this history, progressing through a timeline dating back to antiquity and examining all of the different religious, political, foreign, and military issues that affect Iran and are affected by Iran today. Along with maps showing how the modern state of Iran came to be formed, The History of Iran from Ancient Persia to the Ayatollahs will bring readers up to speed on one of the world's crucial countries today.

A Companion To Classical Receptions

Author: Lorna Hardwick
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444393774
Size: 13,73 MB
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Examining the profusion of ways in which the arts, culture, and thought of Greece and Rome have been transmitted, interpreted, adapted and used, A Companion to Classical Receptions explores the impact of this phenomenon on both ancient and later societies. Provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of classical reception - the interpretation of classical art, culture, and thought in later centuries, and the fastest growing area in classics Brings together 34 essays by an international group of contributors focused on ancient and modern reception concepts and practices Combines close readings of key receptions with wider contextualization and discussion Explores the impact of Greek and Roman culture worldwide, including crucial new areas in Arabic literature, South African drama, the history of photography, and contemporary ethics

Iran A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ali Ansari
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019164806X
Size: 16,51 MB
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Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet media interest and extensive coverage has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a superficial understanding of what is a complex and nuanced political culture and civilization. This Very Short Introduction presents a radical reinterpretation of Iranian history and politics, placing the Islamic Revolution in the context of a century of political change and social transformation. By considering the various factors that have contributed towards the construction of the idea of Iran and the complex identity of Iranians themselves, Ali Ansari steers a clear path towards a more realistic understanding for us all. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Christianity In Persia And The Status Of Non Muslims In Modern Iran

Author: Christian A. Van Gorder
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739136119
Size: 15,26 MB
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on the history of Christianity in Persia and the present-day relationship that Muslims in Iran have taken toward people of other faith traditions. The book provides a comprehensive and readable introduction to a fascinating history with important contemporary ramifications for interfaith and intercultural studies.

A Library Of The World S Best Literature Ancient And Modern Vol Xiv Forty Five Volumes Empedocles Florian

Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 160520174X
Size: 10,38 MB
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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 14 include: . the discourses of Epictetus . the letters of Erasmus . the verse of Euripides . the orations of Edward Everett . excerpts from the religious biographies of Frederick William Farrar . selections from Henry Fielding's Tom Jones . the verse of Firdausi, 10th-century national poet of Persia . the writings of Gustave Flaubert . and much, much more.