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Routledge Library Editions: Iran

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.

  • Iraq and Iran (RLE Iran A)

    1st Edition

    By Jasim M Abdulghani

    Behind the Iran-Iraq war rests a history of conflict stretching back to the Ottoman Turks and the Persians. This book examines the deep-seated and complex factors involved in the rivalry between these two nations. It focuses particularly on the period between 1969 and 1984, a time that saw both the…

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  • The Iran-Iraq War (RLE Iran A)

    1st Edition

    By M. S. EL-Azhary

    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…

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  • Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)

    1st Edition

    By L P Elwell-Sutton

    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…

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  • Persia (RLE Iran A)

    1st Edition

    By Richard Frye

    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…

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  • The Epic of the Kings (RLE Iran B)

    Shah-Nama the national epic of Persia, 1st Edition

    By Ferdowsi

    ‘Among the many national poets of historical Persia, Ferdowsi is perhaps the greatest...In this superb translation of the epic, the Western reader would not fail to discern clear equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise Lost or the Canterbury Tales.’ Islamic ReviewThe Shah-nama is…

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  • Javid-Nama (RLE Iran B)

    1st Edition

    By Muhammad Iqbal

    Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1873-1938) was not only amongst the leading political figures of his time, but regarded by many as the spiritual father of Pakistan and a great champion of the reform movement of modern Islam. He was also a poet, in both Urdu and Persian. The recurrent theme of his poems is the…

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  • The Persian Language (RLE Iran B)

    1st Edition

    By Reuben Levy

    This book describes the structure of modern Persia, showing the methods by which it conveys meaning in sentences and connected passages and illustrating its special characteristics. As an introduction there is a brief account of Persia, its inhabitants, their occupations and beliefs; some attempt…

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  • Ibn Yamin (RLE Iran B)

    100 Short Poems The Persian Text With Paraphrase, 1st Edition

    By E. H. Rodwell

    This volume gives a brief outline of the life of Ibn Yamin (who died in 1367), based on the biography of Rashid-i-Yásimi and the background of his writing at a time when the Sultans of Khurásán at a time when they were constantly at war with one another. This version of the Qita’s was collated from…

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  • Christians in Persia (RLE Iran C)

    Assyrians, Armenians, Roman Catholics and Protestants, 1st Edition

    By Robin Waterfield

    When it was originally published this book broke new ground in presenting one continuous narrative of the history of Christians in Persia from the second century A.D to the 1970s. The material gathered here was previously only to be found in obscure books, manuscripts and foreign periodicals.…

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  • Iran (RLE Iran D)

    The Illusion of Power, 1st Edition

    By Robert Graham

    The sudden increase of oil prices in 1973 meant that the foreign revenues of Iran quadrupled in just over two months. As the first OPEC member to begin disbursing this extra revenue on a significant scale, Iran offers the first complete example of the social, economic and political problems this…

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  • Iran and the International Community (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    By Anoush Ehteshami

    In this book experts examine the main features of Iran’s foreign policy from 1980 – 1990, assessing relations with the UN, the superpowers, Europe, the GCC and Iraq. Although the Islamic revolution made Iran a significant force in the international arena, it is argued that the ending of the Cold…

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  • Tribe and State in Iran and Afghanistan (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    By Richard Tapper

    In 1978 and 1979 revolutions in Afghanistan and Iran marked a shift in the balance of power in South West Asia and the world. Then, as now, the world is once more aware that tribalism is no anachronism in a struggle for political and cultural self-determination. This books provides historical and…

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  • The Soviet Union and the Arabian Peninsula (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    By Aryeh Yodfat

    In the first years of the Soviet regime there was little, if any, Soviet interest in Arabia and the Persian Gulf. Over the last fifty years relations between Russia and this part of the world have become more complex; this book traces their intricate history in a full analysis of Soviet policy…

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  • The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Iran (RLE Iran D)

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    By Aryeh Yodfat

    Relations between the USSR and Iran during the period from the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic up to early 1983 are reviewed in this book. It begins with a brief survey of Russian-Persian relations in earlier years, with a focus on the developments that served as…

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  • Persia (RLE Iran A)

    History and Heritage, 1st Edition

    Edited by John A Boyle

    This book traces the history and culture of Persia, one of the world’s oldest civilisations, from pre-history down to the present time.  …

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  • The State and Revolution in Iran (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    By Hossein Bashiriyeh

    This book analyses the distant and proximate causes of the 1978 revolution in Iran as well as the dynamics of power which it set in motion. The volume explains the complex and far-reaching processes which produced the revolution, beginning in the late nineteenth century. In explaining the more…

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  • Agriculture, Poverty and Reform in Iran (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    By Mohammad Javad Amad

    As in many developing countries, the prospects for land reform in Iran seemed promising. It was expected to improve rural poverty and stimulate agricultural development by replacing the traditional landlord-peasant system with more peasant-biased, modern farming. This book assesses the economic…

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  • The Divine Songs of Zarathushtra (RLE Iran C)

    1st Edition

    By D J Irani

    Zarathusthtra brought about important religious reform in Iran, giving a definitely moral character and direction to religion whilst at the same time preaching the doctrine of monotheism, which offered an eternal foundation of reality to goodness as an ideal of perfection. This volume provides a…

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  • Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B)

    The Art of Avaz, 1st Edition

    By Lloyd Miller

    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…

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  • The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    By Sepehr Zabir

    This book is a fascinating critical examination of the characteristics and development of the armed forces in Iran, their role under the Shah and their re-creation in the war against Iraq as the fighting forces of Islam. The author examines the contradictory accounts, including the Shah’s own…

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  • The Left in Contemporary Iran (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    By Sepehr Zabir

    This book examines the structure and ideology of all the main leftist groups in Iran. It considers their role in the Revolution, and analyses their relations with Khomeini and his colleagues. It also explains why the majority of the leftist organisations had defected from the Islamic regime by the…

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  • RLE: Iran

    1st Edition

    By Various

    Routledge Library Editions: Iran will re-issue works originally published between 1890 and 2005. As well as looking at the (often turbulent) history and politics of this key power in the Middle East, the set includes works of literature and literary criticism by both Persian and Western…

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  • Persia and the Victorians (RLE Iran A)

    1st Edition

    By Marzieh Gail

    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…

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  • Studies in Ancient Persian History (RLE Iran A)

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    By P. Kershasp

    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…

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  • The Struggle for Persia (RLE Iran A)

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    By Donald Stuart

    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.…

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  • Persia and its People (RLE Iran A)

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    By Ella C Sykes

    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.…

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  • The Persian Gulf (RLE Iran A)

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Wilson

    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…

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  • A Persian Anthology (RLE Iran B)

    Being Translations from the Persian, 1st Edition

    By Edward Granville Browne

    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…

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  • In Search of Omar Khayyam (RLE Iran B)

    1st Edition

    By Ali Dashti

    Khayyam has been the subject of speculation on the part of literary critics ever since Edward Fitzgerald published his own version of the Rubaiyat in 1859. This edition represented the first opportunity to study in English the work of Khayyam by a Persian scholar. There is no conclusive evidence to…

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

    1st Edition

    By E H Palmer

    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.…

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  • Indo-Iranian Studies (RLE Iran B)

    Being Commemorative Papers contributed by European, American and Indian Scholars, 1st Edition

    By Various

    Throughout his life the Shams-ul-Ullema devoted himself to advancing the Zoroastrian Faith, not only as a priest and teacher, but also as a writer. This volume of papers is authored by an international group of scholars and covers the history, philosophy, literature and language of Persia and the…

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  • Papers from the Seminar on Fasahat and Balaghat in Classical Persian Literature (RLE Iran B)

    1st Edition

    Edited by JULIE MEISAMI, Michael Beard

    This issue of Edebiyât discusses topics ranging from medieval grammar, prosody and rhetoric to computer-assisted techniques of analysis. It also features excerpts from Michael Cooperson’s translation of Abdelfattah Kilito’s L’Auteur et ses doubles.…

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  • The Persian Sufis (RLE Iran C)

    1st Edition

    By Cyprian Rice

    The Sufi phenomenon is not easy to sum up or define. This book is concerned primarily with the Persian mystics and looks at the history of the Sūfi movement, the mystical states, fundamentals of Persian mysticism and Sūfi practices.…

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  • The Nasirean Ethics (RLE Iran C)

    1st Edition

    By Nasir ad-Din Tusi

    The Nasirean Ethics is the best known ethical digest to be composed in medieval Persia, if not in all mediaeval Islam. It appeared initially in 633/1235 when Tūsī was already a celebrated scholar, scientist, politico-religious propagandist. The work has a special significance as being composed by…

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  • The Security of the Persian Gulf (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi

    The Persian Gulf, important because of its vast energy resources, emerged into the limelight of geopolitics at the time of the British Labour government’s policy of withdrawal from East of Suez in 1968. Before 1968 it had been recognised that the Gulf lay in the legitimate sphere of influence of…

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  • The Persian Gulf and the West (RLE Iran D)

    1st Edition

    By Charles Kupchan

    This volume provides a broadly comparative and historical re-examination of the fundamental strategic dilemmas that confront the Western world in the Persian Gulf region. This systematic study of how the West has defined and dealt with its security interests in this region reveals three central…

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  • Iran Since the Revolution (RLE Iran D)

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    By Sepehr Zabir

    Since the turn of the century Iran has experienced three major political upheavals in the struggle to democratize her political systems. The last revolution inaugurated an era of unprecedented turmoil and instead of fulfilling its democratic aim, paved the way for an even more despotic theocracy.…

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  • Routledge Library Editions: Iran Mini-Set A: History 10 vol set

    1st Edition

    By Various

    Mini-set A:History re-issues 10 volumes originally published between 1902 and 1984 and examines the legacy of British control in Persia and the origins of the conflict between Iran & Iraq. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact online.sales@tandf.co.uk (customers in the…

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  • Routledge Library Editions: Iran Mini-Set B: Literature, Linguistics & Cultural Studies

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    By Various

    Mini-set B:Literature, Linguistics and Cultural Studies re-issues 10 volumes originally published between 1883 and 2001and covers the language and literature of Persia (in particular poetry),  music and song. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact…

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  • RLE Iran Mini-Set C: Philosophy & Religion 4 vol set

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    Mini-set C:Philosophy & Religion re-issues 4 volumes originally published between 1924 and 1973 and examines the ancient religions of Persia as well as Christianity in Persia. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact online.sales@tandf.co.uk (customers in the UK,…

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  • Routledge Library Editions: Iran Mini-Set D: Politics & Sociology 13 vol set

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    By Various

    Mini-set D:Politics and Sociology re-issues 13 volumes originally published between 1977 and 1991. It discusses the revolution in Iran and what that has meant for the wider region of the Persian Gulf in terms of stability and relations with other countries, as well as issues of…

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  • Outcaste (RLE Iran D)

    Jewish Life in Southern Iran, 1st Edition

    By Laurence D Loeb

    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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