The Persian Bride


Author: James Buchan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054432661X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Hailed as a masterpiece in Britain, this epic novel is at once a great love story, a riveting political thriller, and a profound analysis of modern Iran. It is the spring of 1974, and John Pitt, a young Englishman, sets off for the hippie East, stopping in Iran. There, in the lovely city of Isfahan, he meets the enchanting and spirited Shirin, an Iranian schoolgirl of seventeen. They fall desperately in love, marry in secret, and are forced into hiding. Shirin not only gives John happiness beyond anything he could have dreamed, she gives him her country's terrible history, its beauty and bitterness, its poetry and religious fanaticism. As the old world disintegrates in revolution and terror, John and Shirin are brutally separated. From the corrupt court of the shah to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, in an enduring human quest as old as THE ODYSSEY, John stumbles through history to find his wife. James Buchan has lived in Iran and knows its people and its culture as few outsiders do. THE PERSIAN BRIDE is unflinching in its vision of twentieth-century chaos and deeply romantic in its marvelous love story. Lyrical and reflective in turn, this is a brilliant and beautiful novel.

From the Indus to the Tigris


Author: Henry Walter Bellew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The New York Times Book Reviews 2000


Author: New York Times Staff,Of The Ny Staff
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579580582
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 2500
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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

From the Indus to the Tigris, a Narrative of a Journey in 1872, with a Synoptical Grammar and Vocabulary of the Brahoe Language


Author: Henry Walter Bellew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 496
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Alexander's Marshals

A Study of the Makedonian Aristocracy and the Politics of Military Leadership
Author: Waldemar Heckel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317389220
Category: History
Page: 398
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This substantially revised and updated second edition of The Marshals of Alexander’s Empire (1992) examines Alexander’s most important officers, who commanded army units and were involved in military and political deliberations. Chapters on these men have been expanded, giving greater attention to personalities, bias in the sources, and the social as well as military setting, including more on familial connections and regional origins in an attempt to create a better understanding of factions. The major confrontations, military and political, are treated in greater detail within the biographies, and a discussion of the organization and command structure of the Makedonian army has been added.

The Rover


Author: Seba Smith,Lawrence Labree
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Southern literary messenger


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Southern Literary Messenger


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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Shahnameh

The Persian Book of Kings
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649660
Category: Poetry
Page: 928
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Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian Book of Kings, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre- Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. As a window on the world, Shahnameh belongs in the company of such literary masterpieces as Dante’s Divine Comedy, the plays of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer— classics whose reach and range bring whole cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of national triumph and failure, human courage and cruelty, blissful love and bitter grief. In tracing the roots of Iran, Shahnameh initially draws on the depths of legend and then carries its story into historical times, when ancient Persia was swept into an expanding Islamic empire. Now Dick Davis, the greatest modern translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the finest stories of Ferdowsi’s original into an elegant combination of prose and verse. For the first time in English, in the most complete form possible, readers can experience Shahnameh in the same way that Iranian storytellers have lovingly conveyed it in Persian for the past thousand years.

The Persian Problem

An Examination of the Rival Positions of Russia and Great Britain in Persia with Some Account of the Persian Gulf and the Bagdad Railway
Author: Henry James Whigham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: 424
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Now Read this Two


Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088674
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 300
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Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.

The Persian Wedding Book


Author: Christen Flack Behzadi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989085502
Category: Iran
Page: 354
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The Persian Wedding Book is a practical guide to preparing, having and enjoying a Persian (Iranian) wedding for brides, grooms, families and guests. It is also a joyous celebration of Persian weddings, rich with photographs of dazzlingly beautiful items unique to Iranian wedding ceremonies, and sparkling with historical facts, explanations of symbolism, and moments of poetry that honor the great Iranian tradition. The author, Dr. Christen Behzadi, M.D., is an American-born bride married in a Persian wedding ceremony, and she shares her story from beginning to end, allowing brides-to-be and wedding planners to follow the process step-by-step and learn all they need to know to make their own wedding ceremonies an exquisite success. The Persian Wedding Book is packed with valuable real-life tips about what to do, what order to do it in, how to set up one's Sofreh Aghd (the heart of the Iranian wedding celebration), how to find vendors, what expected dress standards are, how to learn the appropriate dances, what foods to feature, what gifts to bring, what courtesies to show (and what social mistakes to avoid), and much much more. The financial responsibilities of the bride and groom and their families are discussed in detail. Associated parties and ceremonies, such as the Ashnaei, the Khastegari, the Baleh-Baron, Namzadi, the Jahaz-Baron, the Hana Bandan, and the Grand Reception (Jashn-Aroosi) are all covered in detail. Even non-Iranian brides seeking new and exciting ideas to individualize their weddings can find ideas on every page; but for the Iranian bride or family planning a truly Persian wedding in any city in the world, here is all the information needed to fashion their own unforgettable ceremony. If you are an Iranian bride or groom, the family of an Iranian bride or groom, friends or guests of such brides or grooms, The Persian Wedding Book is an absolute necessity to planning, fashioning, and celebrating a successful and celebrated wedding that will be an ongoing joy and a memory to cherish for all concerned.

A Dictionary of the Persian and Arabic Languages


Author: Joseph Barretto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 921
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The New Persian Kitchen


Author: Louisa Shafia
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607743582
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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This luscious and contemporary take on the alluring cuisine of Iran from cookbook author Louisa Shafia features 75 recipes for both traditional Persian dishes and modern reinterpretations using Middle Eastern ingredients. In The New Persian Kitchen, acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by reimagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, tamarind, and sumac, while offering surprising preparations for familiar foods such as beets, carrots, mint, and yogurt for the busy, health-conscious cook. The nearly eighty recipes—such as Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime, Pomegranate Soup, and ice cream sandwiches made with Saffron Frozen Yogurt and Cardamom Pizzelles—range from starters to stews to sweets, and employ streamlined kitchen techniques and smart preparation tips. A luscious, contemporary take on a time-honored cuisine, The New Persian Kitchen makes the exotic and beautiful tradition of seasonal Persian cooking both accessible and inspiring.

The Persian Revolution of 1905-1909


Author: N.A
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Select Odes from the Persian Poet Hafez


Author: Ḥāfiẓ
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Persian language
Page: 131
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Dictionary of the Persian (and arabic) and English language


Author: Adam Wailly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Area Handbook for the Persian Gulf States


Author: Richard F. Nyrop
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434462102
Category: Science
Page: 464
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Produced by the Foreign Area Studies of The American University for military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions of various Middle Eastern countries in 1977, this volume remains a useful compendium of information on the area.

Focus on World History


Author: Kathy Sammis
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825143670
Category: History
Page: 140
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Presents activities to engage students, covering early humans, first civilizations, and ancient cultures throughout the world.