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Iranian National Identity and the Persian Language: Roles of the Court, Religion, and Sufism in Persian Prose Writing

In this insightful study of Iranian cultural history and national identity, Shahrokh Meskoob, one of Iran’s leading intellectuals, reviews the roles of three social classes, the courtiers and bureaucratic officials (ahl-e divan), the religious scholars (ulama), and the Muslim Gnostics (Sufi poets and writers), in the development and refinement of the Persian language.. [read more>>]

Lost Wisdom: Rethinking Modernity in Iran

Lost Wisdom: Rethinking Modernity in Iran

“Milani shows that long before the European Renaissance generated the radical ideas that eventually reshaped Europe and the United States, Persian statesmen, artists, and intellectuals had formulated ideas that strikingly anticipate those of modernity.…” – Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University . [read more>>]

Inside Iran: Women’s Lives

“Howard places in context the history and politics of gender in Iran, making this volume accessible to a popular audience.” – Library Journal, July 2002 . [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: Links with the Hinterland, Bushehr, Borazjan, Kazerun, Banu Ka’b, & Bandar Abbas

The Persian Gulf: Links with the Hinterland, Bushehr, Borazjan, Kazerun, Banu Ka’b, & Bandar Abbas

Links with the Hinterland focuses on two related themes: the importance of what goes on in a port city’s hinterland, and, the importance of a safe and secure road that connects a port city to its markets. [read more>>]