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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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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Russians in Iran

Diplomacy and the Politics of Power in the Qajar Era
Author: Rudi Matthee,Elena Andreeva
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786723360
Category: History
Page: 336
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Russians in Iran seeks to challenge the traditional narrative regarding Russian involvement in Iran and to show that, whilst Russia’s historical involvement in Iran is longstanding, it is nonetheless much misunderstood. Russia's influence in Iran between 1800 and the middle of the twentieth century is not simply a story of inexorable intrusion and domination: rather, it is a complex and interactive process of mostly indirect control and constructive engagement. Drawing on fresh archival material, the contributors provide a window into the power and influence wielded in Iran not just by the Russian government through it traditional representatives but by Russian nationals operating in Iran in a variety of capacities, including individuals, bankers, and entrepreneurs. Russians in Iran reveals the multifaceted role that Russians have played in Iranian history and provides an original and important contribution to the history and international relations of Iran, Russia and the Middle East.

The Reign of the Ayatollahs

Iran and the Islamic Revolution
Author: Shaul Bakhash
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465068890
Category: Iran
Page: 324
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The Persian Revolution of 1905-1909


Author: N.A
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Persians


Author: Gene R. Garthwaite
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405144009
Category: History
Page: 336
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The Persians is a succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day. A succinct narrative of Iranian history from the time of Cyrus the Great in 560BC to the present day. Traces events from the rise of the Persian empire, through competition with Rome and conquest by the Arabs, through to the re-establishment of a Persian state in the sixteenth century, and finally the Islamic Revoltuion on 1979 and the establishment of the current Islamic Republic. Uses the most recent scholarship to examine Iran's political, social and cultural history. Focuses on rulership as a central theme in Iranian identity. Also shows how land, language and literature relate to Iranian identity.

Symbol of Authority

The British District Officer in Africa
Author: Anthony Kirk-Greene
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850434528
Category: History
Page: 333
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Anthony Kirk-Greene, who was himself a distinguished member of the Nigeria Service, draws upon personal memoirs, diaries, private and official papers, and his own experience to paint a vivid picture of the Service and a never to be repeated episode in British history.

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

Sasanian Persia

The Rise and Fall of an Empire
Author: Touraj Daryaee
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857737228
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Of profound importance in late antiquity, the Sasanian Empire is virtually unknown today, except as a counterpoint to the Roman Empire. In this highly readable history, Touraj Daryaee fills a significant gap in our knowledge of world history. He examines the Sasanians’ complex and colourful narrative and demonstrates their unique significance, not only for the development of Iranian civilization but also for Roman and Islamic history. The Sasanians were the last of the ancient Persian dynasties and are best known as the pre-eminent practitioners of the Zoroastrian religion. Founded by Ardashir I in 224 CE, the Sasanian Empire was the dominant force in the Middle East for several centuries until its last king, Yazdgerd III, was defeated by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century. In this concise yet comprehensive new book, Touraj Daryaee provides an unrivalled account of SasanianPersia. Drawing on extensive new sources, he paints a vivid portrait of Sasanian life and unravels the divergent strands that contributed to the making of this great empire. 'A masterpiece of research and will be the last word on Sasanian Iran in all of its aspects' - Richard N. Frye, Emeritus Professor of Iranian Studies, Harvard University

The Persians

Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Iran
Author: Homa Katouzian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300169324
Category: History
Page: 452
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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.

The King: A Novel


Author: Kader Abdolah
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811223744
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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A hypnotic page-turner about the grinding gears of historical change and ruthless palace intrigue in Persia, c. 1848. The King, young Shah Naser, takes to the throne of Persia at a turning point of history: he inherits an enchanted medieval world of harems, eunuchs, and treasures as well as a palace of secret doors, sudden deaths, and hidden agendas. Within the court is danger enough: outside all manner of change threatens—industrialization, colonization. Russia and England conspire to open the King’s empire; his mother and his vizier take opposing sides. The poor King—almost an exact contemporary of Queen Victoria—is trapped. He likes some aspects of modernity (electricity, photography) but can’t embrace democracy. He must be a sovereign: he must keep his throne. The King cannot face change and he cannot escape it. With this gleaming and seemingly simple story, breathlessly paced and beautifully told, Kader Abdolah, the acclaimed Iranian émigré novelist, speaks of deeper truths. A novel which has many timely things to say about eras of change and upheaval, The King is an unforgettable book.

The Strangling of Persia


Author: W. Shuster
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 144748603X
Category: History
Page: 492
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This early work on Persian history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a personal narrative of the late Treasurer General of Persia and his firsthand account of America’s involvement in the shaping of modern day Iran. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in Iranian history. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Persian Fire


Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307386984
Category: History
Page: 464
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A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.

The Physician


Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263748
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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An orphan leaves Dark Ages London, taking a dangerous journey and posing as a Jew to study medicine in Persia, in “an adventurous and inspiring tale” (Library Journal). A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic. The Physician is the first book in New York Times–bestselling author Noah Gordon’s Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.

Imperial Control in Cyprus

Education and Political Manipulation in the British Empire
Author: Antigone Heraclidou
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786722518
Category: History
Page: 336
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In Protectorate Cyprus, education was one of the most effective tools of imperial control and political manipulation used by the British. This book charts the cultural and educational aspects of British colonial rule in Cyprus and analyses what these policies reveal about the internal struggles on the island between the 1930s and the 1960s. Cyprus had been under British occupation since 1878, but it was only half a century later that educational policies acquired a strong political significance and became essential in preserving the British position on the island. The co-existence of two very strongly held and eventually conflicting national identities in Cyprus – Greek Orthodox and Turkish Muslim – inevitably led to the politicisation of education and culture on the island. Therefore, any attempts to impose British culture, language and ways of thinking onto Cypriots, or even to create a distinct Cypriot identity, had very limited success. Gradually, the education system reflected the shifting political developments in colonial Cyprus. By the start of the 1950s, schools had become a breeding ground for discontent and between 1955 and 1959 they were an indispensable part of the EOKA revolt. In this book, Antigone Heraclidou provides a new dimension to the understanding and origins of the deadlock that was to prove one of the most intractable in the final years of the British Empire.

Marathon


Author: Richard Billows
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715642456
Category: History
Page: 304
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The Battle of Marathon in 490B.C. is not only the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians but, arguably a defining event for Western civilisation. John Stuart Mill famously proposed "the Battle of Marathon, even as an event in British history, is more important than the Battle of Hastings." Richard A. Billows starts by providing a rich and detailed overview of the Greek world at a time leading up to Marathon, including an examination of the Greek concept of 'bestness' and a look at a prosperous, democratic Athens under Kleisthenes, which could, for the first time, deploy a citizen army in full panoply, to devastating effect against the lightly outfitted Persian infantry, despite its greater numbers. Key players include the Athenian general Miltiades, who, from the point of view of military history, was the first to utilize a totally oufitted hoplite phalanx to its fullest and develop the groundbreaking battle tactics in advance of the contest that provided the fulcrum for the Greeks' victory over King Darius' Persian army. The legend of the Greek messenger Philippides running twenty-six miles from Marathon to Athens with news of the Greek victory is the inspiration for our modern day marathon race, introduced at the Athens Olympic Games of 1896. Billows suggests, however, that the sources present it differently; with two runs- the messenger running 280 miles round trip to Sparta to ask for aid, and the entire Greek army in full panoply, after fierce ad exhausting fighting, marching at a rapid speed back to Athens in the event they were needed to defend its port.

Shah of Shahs


Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804153507
Category: History
Page: 160
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In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point at the break-up of the old regime, Kapuscinski gives us a compelling history of conspiracy, repression, fanatacism, and revolution.Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.

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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