The English Amongst the Persians

Imperial Lives in Nineteenth-Century Iran
Author: Denis Wright
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860646386
Category: History
Page: 218
View: 4140
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
Category: Great Britain
Page: 273
View: 1341


An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World
Author: Gülru Necipoğlu
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004125933
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 4770
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

The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj

Merchants, Rulers, and the British in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf
Author: James Onley
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199228108
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 6400
The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj tells the story behind one of the British Indian Empire's most forbidding frontiers: Eastern Arabia. Taking the shaikhdom of Bahrain as a case study, James Onley reveals how heavily Britain's informal empire in the Gulf, and other regions surrounding British India, depended upon the assistance and support of local elites.

The History of the British Petroleum Company: Volume 1, The Developing Years, 1901-1932

Author: Ronald W. Ferrier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521246477
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 832
View: 2895
This comprehensive history of British Petroleum has been based firmly on the evidence from contemporary records.

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
View: 5498
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
View: 9384
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...

Days of God

The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences
Author: James Buchan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848545428
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 3902
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?

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

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1071

Year Amongst The Persians

Author: Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136183965
Category: Social Science
Page: 678
View: 5321
First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Der Medicus

Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641119200
Category: Fiction
Page: 864
View: 8023
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.

Mirrors of the Unseen

Journeys in Iran
Author: Jason Elliot
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466837829
Category: Travel
Page: 432
View: 4641
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.

Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery

Author: Nabil Matar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152854X
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 8573
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
View: 3566
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.

Women, Religion and Culture in Iran

Author: Sarah Ansari,Vanessa Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317793390
Category: Social Science
Page: 231
View: 2517
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.

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
Category: Iran
Page: 594
View: 9932

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

Including All His Contributions to Periodical Literature
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8339

Die Abenteuer des Hadschi Baba aus Ispahan

Author: James Morier
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849632040
Page: 396
View: 9190
Der pikareske Roman Die Abenteuer des Hadschi Baba aus Isfahan (1824) ist das Hauptwerk des britischen Autors James Morier und wird zur Weltliteratur gezählt. Dieser Schelmenroman beeinflusste lange Zeit die Meinung Englands über Persien und das tägliche orientalische Leben. Wenn Hadschi Baba mit den Engländern reiste, war er darüber erstaunt, dass sie ihre Reiseerlebnisse und Erfahrungen sorgfältig in Heften aufzuschreiben pflegten, um nach der Rückkehr ihren Landsleuten davon zu berichten und diese somit auch mit den entlegensten Regionen des Erdballs vertraut machten. Diesem Beispiel folgte der Perser Hadschi Baba und schrieb während seines Aufenthaltes in Konstantinopel seine Lebensgeschichte nieder, die, obwohl sie die Erlebnisse eines eher obskuren und gewöhnlichen Individuums enthält, doch so voller Widersprüchlichkeit, Absonderlichkeiten und Abenteuer war, dass sie - so hoffte Hadschi Baba -, wenn in Europa veröffentlicht, das Interesse der Leserschaft wecken würde. Und so erzählt Hadschi Baba, der Barbiersohn aus Isphahan, seine erstaunliche Karriere von der Barbierstube bis in den hohen Staatsdienst ... Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.