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French Hats in Iran

French Hats in Iran (Kindle/iPad Edition)

“From a gifted writer delightful, funny, evocative, enlightening, nostalgic stories about growing up in Iran in the 1940s. A must-read for anyone who wants to know how traditional, conservative Iranian households dealt with modernization. [read more>>]

In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar

In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar (Kindle/iPad Version)

“Jerome Clinton with his lively and supple blank verse line continues to lift Ferdowsi out of the 10th and 11th centuries and beautifully into the present.” – Coleman Barks, translator of “The Essential Rumi”. [read more>>]

Vis & Ramin

Vis & Ramin (Kindle/iPad Version)

Vis & Ramin is one of the world’s great love stories. It was the first major Persian romance, written between 1050 and 1055 in rhyming couplets. This remarkable work has now been superbly translated into heroic couplets (the closest metrical equivalent of the Persian) by the poet and scholar Dick Davis. [read more>>]

The Persian Gulf: A Political and Economic History of Five Port Cities 1500–1730

The Persian Gulf: A Political and Economic History of Five Port Cities 1500–1730 (Kindle/iPad Edition)

The Persian Gulf: The Economic and Political History of Five Port Cities, 1500-1730 provides the most comprehensive overview to date of the Persian Gulf at a time of major political change, including the successive arrival of the European ‘trading empires’. [read more>>]

The Persian Gulf: Dutch-Omani Relations A Commercial & Political History 1651-1806

The Persian Gulf: Dutch-Omani Relations A Commercial & Political History 1651-1806 (Kindle/iPad Edition)

Dutch relations with Oman from 1651 to 1806 were substantial and the written accounts provide the most detailed picture of the political and socio-economic situation in that country during this period. [read more>>]

The Persian Gulf: The Hula Arabs of The Shibkuh Coast of Iran

The Persian Gulf: The Hula Arabs of The Shibkuh Coast of Iran (Kindle/iPad Edition)

Little is known about the Arab migrants who settled on the Iranian coast between Bushehr and Lengeh in the late 1500s. They were a disparate group of small tribes of sailors, traders, fishermen, pearl divers, and cultivators. Although they were all referred to as the Bani Hula, they were not a uniform group. In fact, they were each other’s fiercest competitors for access to the pearl banks. [read more>>]