In this insightful study of Iranian cultural history and national identity, Shahrokh Meskoob, one of Iran's leading intellectuals, reviews the roles of three social classes, the courtiers and bureaucratic officials (ahl-e divan), the religious scholars (ulama), and the Muslim Gnostics (Sufi poets and writers), in the development and refinement of the Persian language during the past one thousand years and gives the reader a fresh perspective on Iranian cultural heritage and the struggle to forge a distinct national identity. Dr. Ali Banuazizi's foreword and interview with the author sets the stage for a fuller appreciation of this invaluable and wide-ranging contribution to Iranian intellectual history ... GO TO BOOK
For centuries Hafiz has been called, "The Tongue of the Invisible." Through his sublime works he continues to sing beautiful and wild love songs ... GO TO BOOK
"Qajar Iran is a must read for anyone interested in contemporary Iranian history." -- Fathali Qahremani Qajar ... GO TO BOOK
"This detailed guide finally updates the old guidebook with new
information. A must for travelers to Iran. Paul Greenway's narrative and
explanations are also more interesting (and quite funny in some cases)
than David St. Vincent's older edition." -- A reader ...
Global changes in capital, power, technology, and the media have caused massive shifts in how we define home and community, leaving redrawn territories and globalized contexts. Ranging from intensely personal to highly theoretical, the contributors explore our complex negotiation of "home" and "homeland" in a postmodern world ... GO TO BOOK