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The Films of Makhmalbaf: Cinema, Politics & Culture in Iran

The Films of Makhmalbaf: Cinema, Politics & Culture in Iran

“A landmark study of a seminal Iranian filmmaker…Makhmalbaf will for a long time define the way social history of contemporary Iranian cinema ought to be written. [read more>>]

Masters & Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema

Masters & Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema

“…Dabashi brilliantly weaves together Iranian cinema, literature, history, philosophy, and politics in a national and global setting…” – Ramin Bahrani, filmmaker, director of Man Push Cart. [read more>>]

My Favorite Films

My Favorite Films

“Ghani is unique: a scholar and film obsessive of vast erudition who owes no favors to man or studio. Who else, writing of Hollywood, can offer such pure wine. [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

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

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

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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>>]