The English Amongst the Persians

Imperial Lives in Nineteenth-Century Iran
Author: Denis Wright
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860646386
Category: History
Page: 218
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Relations between Britain and Iran have always been fraught. Against a background of intrigue, manipulation and Anglo-Russian rivalry for influence, Sir Denis Wright charts the experiences, adventures, and impact of the "English" (including many Scots, Irish, and Welsh) who helped to define the relationship between Britain and Iran from the end of the 18th century to the early 20th century. We meet the diplomats and consuls, soldiers, frontier-makers, spies, traders, travelers, missionaries, concession-hunters, and doctors who in their often colorful, different ways contributed to Anglo-Iranian understanding and misunderstanding.

The Persians Amongst the English

Episodes in Anglo-Persian History
Author: Denis Wright
Publisher: I B Tauris & Company Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 273
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Muqarnas

An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World
Author: Gülru Necipoğlu
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004125933
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Eva Baer, The Illustrations for an Early Manuscript of Ibn Butlan's "Da'wat al-A?ibb?' in the L.A. Mayer Memorial in Jerusalem Anthony Welch, Hussein Keshani, and Alexandra Bain, Epigraphs, Scripture, and Architecture in the Early Sultanate of Delhi David J. Roxburgh, Persian Drawing, ca. 1400-1450: Materials and Creative Procedures R.D. McChesney, Architecture and Narrative: The Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa Shrine. Part 2: Representing the Complex in Word and Image, 1696-1998 Machiel Kiel, The Quatrefoil Plan in Ottoman Architecture Reconsidered in the Light of the "Fethiye Mosque" of Athens Shirine Hamadeh, Splash and Spectacle: The Obsession with Fountains in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul Willem Floor, The Talar-i Tavila or Hall of Stables, a Forgotten Safavid Palace Brian L. McLaren, The Italian Colonial Appropriation of Indigenous North African Vernacular Architecture in the 1930's Jeffrey B. Spurr, Person and Place: The Construction of Ronald Graham's Persian Photo Album

Year Amongst The Persians


Author: Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113618404X
Category: Social Science
Page: 678
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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Iran & The West


Author: Ghani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136144668
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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"First Published in 1987, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Security and Territoriality in the Persian Gulf

A Maritime Political Geography
Author: Dr Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh,Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136817247
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
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This study presents the story of successes and failures of the treatment of security matters pertaining to territorial and boundary affairs in the maritime areas of the Persian Gulf, and at the same time provides an example of the impact of territoriality on world-wide maritime security.

From Moscow to the Persian Gulf


Author: Benjamin Burges Moore
Publisher: Dabney Press
ISBN: 1406707171
Category: Travel
Page: 560
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... (6) Columns for Discount on Purchases and Discount on Notes on the same side of the Cash Book; (c) Columns for Discount on Sales and Cash Sales on the debit side of the Cash Book; (d) Departmental columns in the Sales Book and in the Purchase Book. Controlling Accounts.--The addition of special columns in books of original entry makes possible the keeping of Controlling Accounts. The most common examples of such accounts are Accounts Receivable account and Accounts Payable account. These summary accounts, respectively, displace individual customers' and creditors' accounts in the Ledger. The customers' accounts are then segregated in another book called the Sales Ledger or Customers' Ledger, while the creditors' accounts are kept in the Purchase or Creditors' Ledger. The original Ledger, now much reduced in size, is called the General Ledger. The Trial Balance now refers to the accounts in the General Ledger. It is evident that the task of taking a Trial Balance is greatly simplified because so many fewer accounts are involved. A Schedule of Accounts Receivable is then prepared, consisting of the balances found in the Sales Ledger, and its total must agree with the balance of the Accounts Receivable account shown in the Trial Balance. A similar Schedule of Accounts Payable, made up of all the balances in the Purchase Ledger, is prepared, and it must agree with the balance of the Accounts Payable account of the General Ledger." The Balance Sheet.--In the more elementary part of the text, the student learned how to prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the purpose of disclosing the net capital of an enterprise. In the present chapter he was shown how to prepare a similar statement, the Balance Sheet. For all practical...

The Monthly Repertory of English Literature, ... Or an Impartial Criticism of All the Books Relative to Literature, Arts, Sciences Etc. Forming a Valuable Selection from the ... English Reviews and Magazines. Galignani's Magazine and Paris Monthly Review, (etc.) Paris 1823-25


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War and Peace in Qajar Persia

Implications Past and Present
Author: Roxane Farmanfarmaian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134103077
Category: History
Page: 256
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With new and existing evidence being reconsidered, this edited collection takes a multidisciplinary approach to discussing the Qajar system within the context of the wars that engulfed it and the periods of peace that ensued. It throws new light on the decision-making processes, the restraints on action, and the political exigencies at play during the Qajar years.

Mirrors of the Unseen

Journeys in Iran
Author: Jason Elliot
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466837829
Category: Travel
Page: 432
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In our current climate of war and suspicion, Iran is depicted as the "next" rogue nation that America and the world must "deal with." But the rhetoric about nuclear weapons and jihad obscures the real Iran: an ancient nation and culture, both sophisticated and isolated, which still exists clandestinely in major cities as well as the country's remote mountains and deserts. Jason Elliot has spent the last four years traveling in Iran, and in this remarkable book he reveals the many sides of the culture, art, architecture, and people that Westerners cannot see or conveniently ignore. Part close reading of symbols and images, part history, and part intimate interviews with Iranians of many different kinds—from wealthy aristocrats at forbidden parties to tribal horsemen in the most remote mountain villages, who have never seen a Westerner—Mirrors of the Unseen is a beautiful and thought-provoking book by one of the world's most acclaimed adventurers and authors.

Days of God

The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences
Author: James Buchan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848545428
Category: History
Page: 320
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The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a turning-point in modern history. The destruction of the Iranian monarchy not only upset the political order in the Middle East and brought on a quarter-century of warfare, but introduced a new way to look at history. In Days of God James Buchan lives each moment of the revolution through the eyes of ordinary people as he tries to answer his own troubling question: why did his friends, with their peculiar Iranian dreaminess and charm, act the way they did?

Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery


Author: Nabil Matar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152854X
Category: History
Page: 288
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During the early modern period, hundreds of Turks and Moors traded in English and Welsh ports, dazzled English society with exotic cuisine and Arabian horses, and worked small jobs in London, while the "Barbary Corsairs" raided coastal towns and, if captured, lingered in Plymouth jails or stood trial in Southampton courtrooms. In turn, Britons fought in Muslim armies, traded and settled in Moroccan or Tunisian harbor towns, joined the international community of pirates in Mediterranean and Atlantic outposts, served in Algerian households and ships, and endured captivity from Salee to Alexandria and from Fez to Mocha. In Turks, Moors, and Englishmen, Nabil Matar vividly presents new data about Anglo-Islamic social and historical interactions. Rather than looking exclusively at literary works, which tended to present unidimensional stereotypes of Muslims—Shakespeare's "superstitious Moor" or Goffe's "raging Turke," to name only two—Matar delves into hitherto unexamined English prison depositions, captives' memoirs, government documents, and Arabic chronicles and histories. The result is a significant alternative to the prevailing discourse on Islam, which nearly always centers around ethnocentrism and attempts at dominance over the non-Western world, and an astonishing revelation about the realities of exchange and familiarity between England and Muslim society in the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods. Concurrent with England's engagement and "discovery" of the Muslims was the "discovery" of the American Indians. In an original analysis, Matar shows how Hakluyt and Purchas taught their readers not only about America but about the Muslim dominions, too; how there were more reasons for Britons to venture eastward than westward; and how, in the period under study, more Englishmen lived in North Africa than in North America. Although Matar notes the sharp political and colonial differences between the English encounter with the Muslims and their encounter with the Indians, he shows how Elizabethan and Stuart writers articulated Muslim in terms of Indian, and Indian in terms of Muslim. By superimposing the sexual constructions of the Indians onto the Muslims, and by applying to them the ideology of holy war which had legitimated the destruction of the Indians, English writers prepared the groundwork for orientalism and for the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century conquest of Mediterranean Islam. Matar's detailed research provides a new direction in the study of England's geographic imagination. It also illuminates the subtleties and interchangeability of stereotype, racism, and demonization that must be taken into account in any responsible depiction of English history.

Islamic Art in the 19th Century

Tradition, Innovation, And Eclecticism
Author: Doris Behrens-Abouseif,Stephen Vernoit
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004144420
Category: Social Science
Page: 446
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This collection of essays provides a timely reassessment of nineteenth-century Islamic art and architecture. The essays demonstrate that the arts of that era were vibrant and diverse, making ingenious use of native traditions and materials or adopting imported conventions and new technologies. However, traditionalists, revivalists and modernists all referred in one way or another to an Islamic heritage, whether to reinvent, revive or reject it. Beginning with an historical introduction and an assessment of changing attitudes towards the visual arts the following essays provide case studies of architecture and art in Ottoman Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, sub-Saharan Africa, Iran, Central Asia, India and the Caribbean. They examine such issues as patronage, sources of artistic inspiration and responses to European art. The essays have a relevance and importance for our understanding of the societies and attitudes of that time, and have a direct bearing on the more general debate concerning cultural identity and the integration of modern ideas in the Muslim world. The book is richly illustrated with very many illustrations in black-and-white and in full colour.

The Works of Thomas De Quincey, "The English Opium Eater"

Including All His Contributions to Periodical Literature
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The English Cyclopedia

Geography/
Author: Charles Knight
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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A Year Amongst the Persians

Impressions as to the Life, Character, & Thought of the People of Persia, Received During Twelve Months' Residence in that Country in the Years 1887-1888
Author: Edward Granville Browne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Iran
Page: 594
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Women, Religion and Culture in Iran


Author: Sarah Ansari,Vanessa Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317793390
Category: Social Science
Page: 231
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Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy, and the consequences of developments since 1979.

Kaye's and Malleson's History of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8


Author: John Kaye,George Bruce Malleson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108023231
Category: History
Page: 482
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Kaye and Malleson's comprehensive first-hand History is a lucid and interesting account covering the Indian Mutiny's causes and events.

Empire-building and Empire-builders

Twelve Studies
Author: Edward Ingram
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317791959
Category: History
Page: 252
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The twelve studies of empire-building and empire-builders which make up this volume range widely across the dream world that was the British Empire from the late eighteenth century to the Second World War. The essays re-interpret the work of imperial heroes, eminent historians, and fictional heroines. They illustrate the variety of techniques used by British empire-builders and the variety of explanations they gave to account for their sometimes infamous behaviour.

Der Medicus

Roman
Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641119200
Category: Fiction
Page: 864
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Der Waisenjunge Rob findet bei einem Bader Schutz und wird sein gelehriger Schüler. Nach dem Tod seines Meisters bricht er nach Persien auf, denn dort, im fernen Isfahan, lehrt Avicenna, der berühmteste aller Ärzte. Rob trotzt mutig den Gefahren seiner weiten Reise, Hunger, Pest und den Überfällen religiöser Fanatiker. Unbeirrt folgt er seiner Berufung als Arzt und Heiler.