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

The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (Kindle/iPad Version)

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

French Hats in Iran

French Hats in Iran (Kindle/iPad Edition)

: November 5, 2013

“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.[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)

: October 29, 2015

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)

: October 30, 2015

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)

: October 30, 2015

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. This frequently led to bloody and murderous encounters and feuds.[read more>>]