This book offers a general overview of the history of Iran. Starting around 600 BCE with the Medes it traces the key events right up to and including the modern Islamic Republic of Iran.
Of particular interest it includes the Islamic conquest of Persia, the Sunni-Shi'a schism, and Iran's relations with the West post World War I.
Containing some useful maps, the book is aimed at the general reader who is looking for a short, accessible account of the rich history of the country.
It is hoped that this book, which is the first in the series 'In Brief: books for busy people', might provide a useful introduction to a complex country that is often misunderstood.
'From the Medes to the Mullahs' will also give the reader to a better understanding of the issues facing the Middle East today.
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About the Author
For many years she was Adviser in Inter Religious Relations with the Church of England. She was also Vice Moderator of the World Council of Churches in Geneva and has sat on numerous advisory bodies for Inter Religious Relations.
For several years she co-organised a Youth Exchange Programme for young Jews, Christians and Muslims between Jerusalem and East London and in recognition of her work in inter-religious relations was made a Lay Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral.
She is a Visiting Lecturer at various universities and regularly lectures throughout the UK and on cruise ships. She is also an accredited lecturer with the National Association of Fine Arts Societies
Anne is author of From the Medes to the Mullahs: a history of Iran and Paul of Tarsus: a first century radical.