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A Man of Two Worlds: Pedros Bedik in Iran, 1670–1675

A Man of Two Worlds: Pedros Bedik in Iran, 1670–1675

Throughout history, many an ambitious diplomatic initiative has slipped into obscurity, but few have been so thoroughly forgotten as the efforts of a young man named [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>>]

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>>]

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>>]