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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

: Nov 15, 2013

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 through Northern Persia: 1770-1774

Travels through Northern Persia: 1770-1774

: June 25, 2007

“This is an important book for those interested in Russian, Central Asian, and Persian studies.” – Choice, January 2008.[read more>>]

Travels in Iran and the Caucasus, 1647 & 1654

Travels in Iran and the Caucasus, 1647 & 1654

: January 14, 2010

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>>]

Astrakhan: Anno 1770, Its History, Geography, Population, Trade, Flora, Fauna and Fisheries

Astrakhan: Anno 1770, Its History, Geography, Population, Trade, Flora, Fauna and Fisheries

: Nov 15, 2012

In 1770, Astrakhan, on the left bank of the Volga River close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea, was Russia’s most important southern port through which all its trade with Iran and the Orient was conducted.[read more>>]

The Heavenly Rose Garden: A History of Shirvan and Daghestan

The Heavenly Rose Garden: A History of Shirvan and Daghestan

: Dec 2, 2009

The Heavenly Rose-Garden is a fascinating portrait of the Caucasus at the dawn of the modern era.[read more>>]

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration

: May 15, 2008

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration contains unique and important information on offices, ethnic attitudes and administrative developments in Iran’s Safavid government (1495–1720).[read more>>]