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
1001 Persian-English Proverbs
A cultural gap is growing between Iranian adults and youth residing outside of Iran. Young Iranians are strongly influenced by Western culture, while the adults struggle with Western culture and try to maintain their homeland's traditions. A bridge is needed to overcome the gap.
Simin Habibian compiled "1001 Persian-English Proverbs" with this in mind ... GO TO BOOK
The Greco-Persian Wars
The long and bitter struggle between the great Persian empire and the fledgling Greek states reached its high point with the extraordinary Greek victory at Salamis in 480 B.C. The astonishing sea battle banished forever the specter of Persian invasion and occupation. In this account, Green brilliantly retells this historic moment, evoking the whole dramatic sweep of events that the Persian offensive set into motion. 15 illustrations. 12 maps ... GO TO BOOK
The Hand of Poetry
In 13th century Persia, spiritual teaching was given in the guise of poetry. From this vast treasury, Coleman Barks has selected a broad assortment of poems form the works of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi, and Hafiz. These are combined with the lectures originally given by Inayat Khan in San Fransisco during 1923, which discuss the signifigance of the poets for our lives. The book is quite possibly the best anthology of Persian Sufi Poets currently available ... GO TO BOOK