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Routledge Library Editions: Iran


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Routledge Library Editions: Iran re-issues 37 volumes originally published between 1902 and 1991. Together they provide a comprehensive view of the culture, history, politics and sociology of this strategically important nation.

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A Concise Dictionary of the Persian Language(RLE Iran B)

A Concise Dictionary of the Persian Language(RLE Iran B)

1st Edition

By E H Palmer
April 08, 2011

The aim of this dictionary was to provide reference of all the words in use in colloquial Persian, particularly for beginners. Especially for the candidates in the Indian Civil Service, all the words in the Gulistán and other prescribed text-books were also included....

Persia and the Victorians (RLE Iran A)

Persia and the Victorians (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

By Marzieh Gail
April 08, 2011

The impact of Persian life and literature upon Victorian England was tremendous. It found its public demonstration in the visit of the Shah, but the number of men of letters who turned to the Persian classics for inspiration were as numerous as they were great: William Jones, Charles Murray, Edward...

Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)

Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

By L P Elwell-Sutton
April 08, 2011

This volume shows the progress and achievements of Iran up to the 1940s within the setting  of her ancient history and her strategic position in the world today. The author discusses Iran’s vital position as the dividing line between the East and the West and how Iran drew from and contributed...

A Persian Anthology (RLE Iran B) Being Translations from the Persian

A Persian Anthology (RLE Iran B): Being Translations from the Persian

1st Edition

By Edward Granville Browne
April 08, 2011

This volume contains thirty-five translations of Persian poetry, arranged in five groups as well as two examples of prose translations from Arabic, which offer examples of ‘rhymed prose’ of which the earliest examples are to be found in the Koran. To help the reader, a substantial introduction on ...

Persia (RLE Iran A)

Persia (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

By Richard Frye
April 08, 2011

This volume is a fascinating portrait of a part of the world uneasily balanced between many loyalties – East and West, European and Arabic. The coronation of the Shah in 1967 marked the end of the need for foreign aid, and Iran emerged from her struggles to become the leading nation in the Middle ...

Persia and its People (RLE Iran A)

Persia and its People (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

By Ella C Sykes
April 08, 2011

This volume gives a popular description of Iran and was the result of the author’s extensive travelling in the country and close knowledge of its people and customs over a period of 3 years at the turn of the nineteenth century....

Studies in Ancient Persian History (RLE Iran A)

Studies in Ancient Persian History (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

By P. Kershasp
April 08, 2011

This volume lays the foundation of a “correct” view of ancient Persian history, which, in the author’s opinion, had hitherto been approached from a “biased standpoint.” It presents a survey of ancient and modern historians such as Gibbon, Malcolm and Rawlinson and critiques their work – either for ...

The Iran-Iraq War (RLE Iran A)

The Iran-Iraq War (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

By M. S. EL-Azhary
April 08, 2011

The Iran-Iraq war broke out in September 1980. It brought death and suffering to hundreds of thousands of people on both sides and devastated the economies of both countries. It also increased international tensions by precipitating new alliances and rearrangement of forces in the already turbulent...

The Persian Gulf (RLE Iran A)

The Persian Gulf (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

By Arnold Wilson
April 08, 2011

This volume records the history of the Persian Gulf from the very earliest records until the 1920s. It records the rise and fall of ancient Empires and discusses the rule of Turks and Arabs. It chronicles the Western maritime nations – the Portuguese, Dutch, French and British – outstrip one ...

The Struggle for Persia (RLE Iran A)

The Struggle for Persia (RLE Iran A)

1st Edition

By Donald Stuart
April 08, 2011

This volume is an account of the journey the author made between Eastern Russia (via Tabriz) to Teheran at the turn of the twentieth century. This is not just a travelogue, however, but a lament for the loss of British “prestige” and power in the region to Russia....

Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B) The Art of Avaz

Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B): The Art of Avaz

1st Edition

By Lloyd Miller
April 08, 2011

This book is the first full-length analysis of the theory and practice of Persian singing, demonstrating the centrality of Persian elements in the music of the Islamic Middle Ages, their relevance to both contemporary and traditional Iranian music and their interaction with classical Persian poetry...

Outcaste (RLE Iran D) Jewish Life in Southern Iran

Outcaste (RLE Iran D): Jewish Life in Southern Iran

1st Edition

By Laurence D Loeb
April 08, 2011

This volume is a unique investigation of contemporary Jewish life in a Muslim country and the first ethnography of the Persian-Jewish diaspora, giving the reader a deep appreciation of this relatively unknown culture. The author describes in detail traditional Jewish life in the provincial city of ...

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