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Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914

Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914

: February 15, 2003

“A Thousand and One Nights meets Raise the Red Lantern in this tale of growing up among royal wives and concubines in what is now Iran . . . .[read more>>]

Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy

Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy

: Apr 4, 1997

“Lucidly demonstrates how much Nasir al-Din’s approach to government owed to his understanding of time-honored Iranian traditions of kingship. The depth of Amanat’s analysis enables him to place the beginning of this monarch’s life in its true historical context…[read more>>]

The Persian Revolution of 1905-1909

The Persian Revolution of 1905-1909

“Browne labours to show that the Persian Revolution was no mere isolated phenomenon, but one form of a movement which is affecting Islam”.[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>>]