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Napoleon and Persia: Franco-Persian Relations Under the First Empire

Napoleon and Persia: Franco-Persian Relations Under the First Empire

“Using private and official English and French primary sources, Iradj Amini gives us a clear and vivid description of Napoleon’s diplomatic adventures in Persia.” – Le Quotidien de Paris. [read more>>]

The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs & Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900

The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs & Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900

From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphaël du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a “kick,” got them into a good mood. [read more>>]

Iran the Beautiful: Photographs by Daniel Nadler

Iran the Beautiful: Photographs by Daniel Nadler

In distinctive ways, Iran is one of the most photogenic countries in the world — a place where dazzling architecture is set amid desolate expanses of desert or steppe; where snow-capped mountains plunge dramatically to a seacoast of steamy lushness; [read more>>]

Closed Circuit History

Closed Circuit History

“A collection of intriguing drawings by one of Iran’s foremost graphic artists, currently living outside the country…Mohassess’ art is intended to force viewers to examine and question political developments taking place in Iran. [read more>>]

The Art of Persian Music: Includes a Lesson from Master Dariush Safvat

The Art of Persian Music: Includes a Lesson from Master Dariush Safvat

“An innovative introduction to the music and culture of Iran. . . . Important terms, instruments, repertories, and personalities are cataloged and thoroughly explained, making it accessible to anyone. [read more>>]

The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (In Persian)

“Candid and revealing[offers] a wealth of insights into Iranian society and culture.” – William Quandt, Foreign Affairs. [read more>>]