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Travels through Northern Persia: 1770-1774

Travels through Northern Persia: 1770-1774

“This is an important book for those interested in Russian, Central Asian, and Persian studies.” – Choice, January 2008. [read more>>]

Travels in Iran and the Caucasus, 1647 & 1654

Travels in Iran and the Caucasus, 1647 & 1654

Evliya Chelebi’s travelogue is not simply a diplomatic report, but rather a fascinating exploration of the religious, ethnic, artistic, and even culinary peculiarities of the region. [read more>>]

Astrakhan: Anno 1770, Its History, Geography, Population, Trade, Flora, Fauna and Fisheries

Astrakhan: Anno 1770, Its History, Geography, Population, Trade, Flora, Fauna and Fisheries

In 1770, Astrakhan, on the left bank of the Volga River close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea, was Russia’s most important southern port through which all its trade with Iran and the Orient was conducted. [read more>>]

The Heavenly Rose Garden: A History of Shirvan and Daghestan

The Heavenly Rose Garden: A History of Shirvan and Daghestan

The Heavenly Rose-Garden is a fascinating portrait of the Caucasus at the dawn of the modern era. Written in Persian and completed in 1845, it offered the first look at the region by a native son, ‘Abbas Qoli Aqa Bakikhanov. [read more>>]

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration contains unique and important information on offices, ethnic attitudes and administrative developments in Iran’s Safavid government (1495–1720). [read more>>]

Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy

Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy

“Lucidly demonstrates how much Nasir al-Din’s approach to government owed to his understanding of time-honored Iranian traditions of kingship. The depth of Amanat’s analysis enables him to place the beginning of this monarch’s life in its true historical context… An outstanding work.” – MESA Bulletin. [read more>>]

The Strangling of Persia: A Story of European Diplomacy and Oriental Intrigue

The Strangling of Persia: A Story of European Diplomacy and Oriental Intrigue

“A new edition of the 1912 work by the American appointed in 1911 by the newly (and briefly) constitutional government of Persia to help organize its finances. “Ejected” only a year later as a result of “British and Russian diplomatic intrigue,” – Middle East Journal. [read more>>]

The Persian Revolution of 1905-1909

The Persian Revolution of 1905-1909

“Browne labours to show that the Persian Revolution was no mere isolated phenomenon, but one form of a movement which is affecting Islam”. – Manchester Guardian (1910). [read more>>]

Letters From Tabriz: The Russian Suppression of the Iranian Constitutional Movement

In August 1907, while Iran was in the throes of its Constitutional Revolution, Britain and Russia concluded a secret agreement to divide the country between themselves into zones of influence. [read more>>]

In the Land of the Lion & Sun: Experiences of Life in Persia from 1866-1881

In the Land of the Lion & Sun: Experiences of Life in Persia from 1866-1881

With a discerning eye for detail, Wills wrote an intimate anthropological account of Qajar-era Iran, rich with description of everyday life, popular beliefs and practices, and arts and crafts, as well as health practices and communications that were his professional concern. [read more>>]