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Iraq and Iran (RLE Iran A)

Iraq and Iran (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

Jasim M Abdulghani
February 28, 2011

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...

The Iran-Iraq War (RLE Iran A)

The Iran-Iraq War (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

M. S. EL-Azhary
February 28, 2011

The Iran-Iraq war broke out in September 1980. It brought death and suffering to hundreds of thousands of people on both sides and devastated the economies of both countries. It also increased international tensions by precipitating new alliances and rearrangement of forces in the already turbulent...

Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)

Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

L P Elwell-Sutton
February 28, 2011

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...

Persia (RLE Iran A)

Persia (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

Richard Frye
February 28, 2011

This volume is a fascinating portrait of a part of the world uneasily balanced between many loyalties – East and West, European and Arabic. The coronation of the Shah in 1967 marked the end of the need for foreign aid, and Iran emerged from her struggles to become the leading nation in the Middle...

The Epic of the Kings (RLE Iran B): Shah-Nama the national epic of Persia

The Epic of the Kings (RLE Iran B): Shah-Nama the national epic of Persia

1st Edition

Ferdowsi
February 28, 2011

‘Among the many national poets of historical Persia, Ferdowsi is perhaps the greatest...In this superb translation of the epic, the Western reader would not fail to discern clear equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise Lost or the Canterbury Tales.’ Islamic ReviewThe Shah-nama is...

Javid-Nama (RLE Iran B)

Javid-Nama (RLE Iran B)

1st Edition

Muhammad Iqbal
February 28, 2011

Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1873-1938) was not only amongst the leading political figures of his time, but regarded by many as the spiritual father of Pakistan and a great champion of the reform movement of modern Islam. He was also a poet, in both Urdu and Persian. The recurrent theme of his poems is the...

The Persian Language (RLE Iran B)

The Persian Language (RLE Iran B)

1st Edition

Reuben Levy
February 28, 2011

This book describes the structure of modern Persia, showing the methods by which it conveys meaning in sentences and connected passages and illustrating its special characteristics. As an introduction there is a brief account of Persia, its inhabitants, their occupations and beliefs; some attempt...

Ibn Yamin (RLE Iran B): 100 Short Poems The Persian Text With Paraphrase

Ibn Yamin (RLE Iran B): 100 Short Poems The Persian Text With Paraphrase

1st Edition

E. H. Rodwell
February 28, 2011

This volume gives a brief outline of the life of Ibn Yamin (who died in 1367), based on the biography of Rashid-i-Yásimi and the background of his writing at a time when the Sultans of Khurásán at a time when they were constantly at war with one another. This version of the Qita’s was collated from...

Christians in Persia (RLE Iran C): Assyrians, Armenians, Roman Catholics and Protestants

Christians in Persia (RLE Iran C): Assyrians, Armenians, Roman Catholics and Protestants

1st Edition

Robin Waterfield
February 28, 2011

When it was originally published this book broke new ground in presenting one continuous narrative of the history of Christians in Persia from the second century A.D to the 1970s. The material gathered here was previously only to be found in obscure books, manuscripts and foreign periodicals....

Iran (RLE Iran D): The Illusion of Power

Iran (RLE Iran D): The Illusion of Power

1st Edition

Robert Graham
February 28, 2011

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...

Iran and the International Community (RLE Iran D)

Iran and the International Community (RLE Iran D)

1st Edition

Anoush Ehteshami
February 28, 2011

In this book experts examine the main features of Iran’s foreign policy from 1980 – 1990, assessing relations with the UN, the superpowers, Europe, the GCC and Iraq. Although the Islamic revolution made Iran a significant force in the international arena, it is argued that the ending of the Cold...

Tribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan (RLE Iran D)

Tribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan (RLE Iran D)

1st Edition

Richard Tapper
February 28, 2011

In 1978 and 1979 revolutions in Afghanistan and Iran marked a shift in the balance of power in South West Asia and the world. Then, as now, the world is once more aware that tribalism is no anachronism in a struggle for political and cultural self-determination. This books provides historical and...

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