As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity formed by a vibrant and tumultuous history. Revealing the true face of this troubled country, acclaimed expert Homa Katouzian delves deep into Iran's past, exploring how an ancient civilisation at a cross-road of diverse dynasties and religions grew to become an ethnically, linguistically and culturally rich nation still bound by the Persian tradition. Major political events and key figures are brought to life as centuries of authoritarian and arbitarary rule, chaos and revolution are unravelled and analysed, shedding new light on modern Iran and making this an indispensable resource for understanding the current situation in the Middle East.
Product code: AGUIY
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Dimensions: 19.6cm x 13.0cm
Publish date: 06/06/2013
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