Iranian – Islamic Civilization: From Fall to Revival
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Out of all ancient civilizations, Iran, having a brilliant and very long history with a very sophisticated and amazing civilization, is located at the crossroads of major human civilizations. The country has been able since ancient times up to the present time to offer the most brilliant civilizational products to humanity by preserving its own special culture.
A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong About Nuclear Iran
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
In 2013 it is possible that Israel, backed by the United States, will launch an attack on Iran. This would be a catastrophic event, risking war, bloodshed and global economic collapse. In this passionate, but rationally argued essay, the authors attempt to avert a potential global catastrophe by showing that the grounds for war do not exist, that there are no Iranian nuclear weapons, and that Iran would happily come to a table and strike a deal.
Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Completely redesigned for today’s generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, the 25th Anniversary Edition of Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine.
The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In this authoritative new history of the coup and its aftermath, noted Iran scholar Ervand Abrahamian uncovers little-known documents that challenge conventional interpretations and also sheds new light on how the American role in the coup influenced U.S.-Iranian relations, both past and present. Drawing from the hitherto closed archives of British Petroleum, the Foreign Office, and the U.S. State Department, as well as from Iranian memoirs and published interviews, Abrahamian’s riveting account of this key historical event will change America’s understanding of a crucial turning point in modern U.S.-Iranian relations.
Special Maps of Persia, 1477-1925 (Handbook of Oriental Studies)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Five years ago, the prestigious Dutch academic publishing house Koninklijke Brill published Dr. Cyrus Alai's pioneer volume, General Maps of Persia. The book arrived to much acclaim in the history of cartography community, and rightly so. This second volume is in every way a worthy companion to the first - its equal in its superb scholarship, excellent graphics, and physical durability. In some it represents a greater achievement than the first work, because this book takes on a more difficult challenge. General Maps laid the basic foundation for the study of the history of cartography of Persia by studying maps which depicted the entire country. The second book takes on the depth and complexity of the history of the cartography of Persia, exploring aspects which are much less well known.
War With Iran: Political, Military and Economic Consequences
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
War With Iran: Political, Military and Economic Consequences provides readers both a history of Iran’s relationship with the West and an expert’s estimation of what the political, human and financial costs of full-scale war with Iran might be. Authors Geoffrey Kemp and John Allen Gay of the Center for the National Interest utilize their years studying and informing America’s foreign policy in the Middle East to bring to life the possible outcomes of an American military intervention in Iran.
The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
This powerful and provocative book explores the dark world of monster making, examining in detail an interconnected, and highly organized cottage industry of fear merchants. Uncovering their scare tactics, revealing their motives, and exposing the interests that drive them, Nathan Lean casts a bright and damning light on this dangerous and influential network.
The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The media has been saturated with stories about the Arab Uprisings. Yet, though much talked about, they are little understood. At Fair Observer, our goal is to enable you to make sense of the world and this book is our enterprise to ensure that you understand the uprisings a little better. The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction provides an accessible overview for the curious mind. Abul-Hasanat Siddique and Casper Wuite, the writers of the book, seek to explain what happened, why it happened, what is different, what may lie ahead and what can be done.
Foreign Policy and a Turbulent World
Monday, January 21, 2013
The first decade of the 21st century has been one of the most incident-prone junctures of the contemporary history following the Cold War. As a result, the news dispatches as well as international developments during these ten years have been so voluminous that it makes conceptualization of those developments very difficult.
Iran: 5000 Years of Clothing, Jewellery & Cosmetics
Monday, January 21, 2013
This is the first book of its kind to cover the history of clothing, jewellery and cosmetics in Iran from 3000 BCE to the present time with high quality images. This pictorial history brings together the essentials of current research in all of these subjects in a coherent, easy-to-read format for the interested general public.