Iran

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Iran

Author: Helen Loveday
Editor: Odyssey Publications
ISBN: 9789622177512
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For more than three millennia Iran, or Persia as it was formerly known, was a melting pot of civilizations. Under Cyrus the Great, Persia was the center of the world's first empire, which stretched from the Mediterranean to modern-day Pakistan. Subsequent invasions by the Greeks, Arabs, Mongols and Turks have imbued the nation with an amazingly rich cultural and historical diversity. The Islamic Revolution in 1979 and the subsequent Iran-Iraq war reduced tourism to a trickle, but in the last decade the country's global significance within the modern world has resulted in increasing interest from intrepid travelers unafraid by the West's often "blinkered" appraisal of Iran and its people. Travelers have begun rediscovering the attractions-both old and new-of a diverse land filled with beauty, and brimming with potential. An essential book both for visitors to Iran-whether on business or traveling for pleasure-or for those simply with a thirst to learn about and understand this fascinating country, it provides a fascinating illumination of both ancient Persia and modern Iran. Up-to-date travel facts and tips combine with chapters on each of the country's provinces, and sections on Islamic art, architecture and religion. Third edition Combines general information on well-known sites with up-to-date travel facts Literary excerpts from both Iranian and renowned Western writers add depth to an appreciation of Iranian culture 320 pages-an additional 56 pages of information compared with 2nd edition 62 color illustrations 10 detailed maps

The Persians

Author: Homa Katouzian
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ISBN: 9780300169324
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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.

New Food Of Life

Author: Najmieh Batmanglij
Editor: Mage Pub
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A collection of 230 classical and regional Iranian recipes along with 120 color illustrations of food and Persian miniatures. Includes descriptions of ancient and modern ceremonies, poetry, tales, travelogue pieces, and anecdotes that provide an introduction to Persian art and culture.

Iran

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1617876267
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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.

Iran S Regional Relations

Author: Seyed Mohammad Houshisadat
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 100017882X
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Focusing on the interplay between domestic-level changes and region-wide interaction, this book provides a comprehensive analytical and theoretical survey of Iranian foreign relations in the Middle East from Antiquity until the Islamic Republic. It charts developments from the earliest regimes in Persia, including the Median kingdom and the Sassanid Empire, through rule by, amongst others, Abbasids, Mongols, Safavids and Qajars, up to the modern states of the Shah and the Islamic Republic. Throughout the author reflects on the enduring factors which have shaped Iran’s relations with the rest of the region, factors such as geography, culture, the belief systems of policy makers, the structures of decision-making and government, and sub-regional systems. Overall, the book provides a deep analysis of Iranian foreign relations in the Middle East over 4,700 years.

Mapping The Role Of Intellectuals In Iranian Modern And Contemporary History

Author: Ramin Jahanbegloo
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1793600074
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In Mapping the Role of Intellectuals in Iranian Modern and Contemporary History, Jahanbegloo and contributors examine the role of Iranian intellectuals in the history of Iranian modernity. They trace the contributions of intellectuals in the construction of national identity and the Iranian democratic debate, analyzing how intellectuals balanced indebtedness to the West with the issue of national identity in Iran. Recognizing how intellectual elites became beholden to political powers, the contributors demonstrate the trend that intellectuals often opted for cultural dissent rather than ideological politics.

Historical Questions With Answers Embracing Ancient And Modern History

Author: William Chambers
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Library Of The World S Best Literature Ancient And Modern A Z

Author: Charles Dudley Warner
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A Library Of The World S Best Literature Ancient And Modern A Z

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Food Of Life

Author: Najmieh Batmanglij
Editor: Mage Pub
ISBN: 9781933823478
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Completely redesigned for today's generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, this 25th Anniversary Edition provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine. This edition is a more user-friendly edition of the award-winning and critically acclaimed cookbook series which began in 1986. The book provides 330 classical and regional Iranian recipes as well as an introduction to Persian art, history and culture. The book's hundreds of full-colour photographs are intertwined with descriptions of ancient and modern Persian ceremonies, poetry, folktales, travelogue excerpts and anecdotes. This edition is a labour of love. The book began in exile after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 as a love letter to Batmanglij's children. Today, as accomplished adults in their own fields, her two sons, Zal and Rostam, encouraged her to redesign the book for their generation. "Food of Life" propels Persian cooking into the 21st Century, even as it honours venerable traditions and centuries of artistic expression. It is the result of 30 years of collecting, testing and adapting authentic and traditional Persian recipes for the American kitchen. Most of its ingredients are readily available throughout the U.S. enabling anyone from a master chef to a novice to reproduce the refined tastes, textures, and beauty of Persian cuisine. Food-related pieces from such classics as the 10th century Book of Kings, and 1,001 Nights to the miniatures of Mir Mosavvar and Aq Mirak, from the poetry of Omar Khayyam and Sohrab Sepehri to the humour of Mulla Nasruddin are all included. Each recipe is presented with steps that are logical and easy to follow. Readers learn how to simply yet deliciously cook rice, the jewel of Persian cooking, which, when combined with a little meat, fowl, or fish, vegetables, fruits, and herbs, provides the perfect balanced diet. This 25th Anniversary Edition contains 50% more pages than its 2009 predecessor and special added features: New Recipes adapted from Sixteenth-Century Persian cookbooks; Added vegetarian section for most recipes; Comprehensive dictionary of all ingredients; A glance at a few thousand years of the history of Persian Cooking; Master recipes with photographs illustrating the steps; Colour photographs of most recipes with tips on presentation; Updated section on Persian stores and Internet suppliers; Fahrenheit and Centigrade temperatures for all recipes; Choices for cooking recipes such as "kuku" in oven or on stovetop; Encourages use of seasonal and local ingredients from farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) sources or one's own backyard.

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
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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.

Epitome Of Geographical Knowledge Ancient And Modern

Author: IRELAND [Ireland -1922]. Commissioners of National Education
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The American Encyclopedia Of History Biography And Travel Comprising Ancient And Modern History

Author: William O. Blake
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Epitome Of Geographical Knowledge Ancient And Modern

Author: Ireland. Commissioners of National Education in Ireland
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Epitome Of Geographical Knowledge Ancient And Modern

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Epitome Of Geographical Knowledge Ancient And Modern New Edition Revised

Author: IRELAND [Ireland -1922]. Commissioners of National Education
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