A History Of Iran (Large Print 16pt)

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Although frequently vilified, Iran is a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world. Its political impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbors in the Middle East but also throughout the world. From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to the revolution of 1979, the hostage crisis, and the current standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions, Michael Axworthy vividly narrates the nation's rich history. He ...
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Overview

Although frequently vilified, Iran is a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world. Its political impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbors in the Middle East but also throughout the world. From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to the revolution of 1979, the hostage crisis, and the current standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions, Michael Axworthy vividly narrates the nation's rich history. He explains clearly and carefully both the complex succession of dynasties that ruled ancient Iran and the surprising ethnic diversity of the modern country, held together by a common culture. With Iran again the focus of the world's attention, A History of Iran is an essential guide to understanding this volatile nation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458759900
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 658
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.32 (d)

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  • Posted August 16, 2009

    Great for history buffs and those newly interested in the middle east.

    Very informative about a country and culture that we will have to contend with for the forseeable future. Especially enlightening about the split between the Shia and Sunni sects and the events of the overthrow of the Shah.

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