Iran and the West

Iran and the West

Author: Cyrus Ghani

Publisher: Mage Pub

ISBN: 1933823089

Category: History

Page: 764

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Iran and the West is a critical bibliography of over 4000 books, articles, journals, and catalogues about Iran written in Western languages and published from 1500 up to the late 1980s. The author, scholar and collector Cyrus Ghani, who collected books for over 40 years, has written a personal commentary for each entry. Some entries are brief factual annotations while for others such as biographies, autobiographies and books about modern Iranian history and politics, Ghani has made lengthy and erudite comments demonstrating his broad knowledge of Iranian and world history as well as his cultivated moral intelligence. Iran and the West is a useful reference book that brings together a vast array of cross-discipline writing about Iran, including some books and articles whose titles would not make them obvious candidates. It is not only an indispensable tool for scholars and researchers of Iranian studies; it also provides a wealth of fascinating information that will reward any reader who dips into it. Available in two volumes.

Occidentalism in Iran

Occidentalism in Iran

Author: Ehsan Bakhshandeh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857739124

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Negative portrayals of the West in Iran are often centred around the CIA-engineered coup of 1953, which overthrew Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, or the hostage-taking crisis in 1979 following the attack on the US embassy in Tehran. Looking past these iconic events, Ehsan Bakhshandeh explores the deeper anti-imperialistic and anti-hegemonic roots of the hostility to Westernism that is evident in the Iranian press. Distinguishing between negative and outright hostile perceptions of the West - which also encompasses Britain, France and Germany - the book traces how the West is represented as the `Occident' in the country's media. From the Qajar period and the Tobacco protests of the late nineteenth century to the ill-fated Anglo-Persian Treaty of 1919, through to the 1953 coup and 1979 hostage crisis, Bakshandeh highlights the various points in history when misinterpretations and conflicts led to a demonisation of the `other' in the Iranian media. The major recent source of contention between the West and Iran has of course been the nuclear issue and the resultant regime of sanctions. By examining how this and other issues have been represented by the Iranian press, Bakshandeh offers a crucial and often-overlooked aspect of the key relationship between Iran and the West.

Iran and the West

Iran and the West

Author: Philip Steele

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448860708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 485

Iran is a country rich in culture, with a long, sometimes violent history. After the Shah was overthrown in 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini ruled the government. They led the country into war with Iraq and created tension with many Western countries, including the United States. Readers explore the long history and culture of Iran—the rise of the Ayatollah, the election of current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, diplomatic relations with countries in Europe and the United States, and the importance of Iran in the global economy.

Neither East Nor West

Neither East Nor West

Author: Christiane Bird

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671027568

Category: True Crime

Page: 396

View: 628

Combining reminiscence, travelogue, history, and interviews with Iranians from all walks of life, a journey through modern-day Iran reveals a nation shrouded by misunderstanding, cultural stereotypes, and hostility.

Iran and the West

Iran and the West

Author: Margaux Whiskin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838608750

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 378

Since the age of the Sasanian Empire (224-651 AD), Iran and the West have time and again appeared to be at odds. Iran and the West charts this contentious and complex relationship by examining the myriad ways the two have perceived each other, from antiquity to today. Across disciplines, perspectives and periods contributors consider literary, imagined, mythical, visual, filmic, political and historical representations of the 'other' and the ways in which these have been constructed in, and often in spite of, their specific historical contexts. Many of these narratives, for example, have their origin in the ancient world but have since been altered, recycled and manipulated to fit a particular agenda. Ranging from Tacitus, Leonidas and Xerxes via Shahriar Mandanipour and Azar Nafisi to Rosewater, Argo and 300, this inter-disciplinary and wide-ranging volume is essential reading for anyone working on the complex history, present and future of Iranian-Western relations.

Iran in World History

Iran in World History

Author: Richard Foltz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199335527

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 253

Home of one of the world's most ancient and enduring civilizations, Iran has been at the nexus of world history for the past three thousand years. Situated at the crossroads between East and West, it has been marked by its encounters with other cultures and has influenced them with its own. From paradise gardens and Persian carpets to the mystical poetry of Rumi and Hafez, Iran's contributions have earned it a place among history's most refined and sophisticated societies. In this book, Richard Foltz traces the spread of Iranian culture among diverse populations ranging from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, and along the Silk Roads as far as China, from prehistoric times up to the present day. He emphasizes the range of contributions Iran has made to world history by highlighting the roles of key figures such as the ancient empire-builders Cyrus the Great and Darius I, the medieval polymath Avicenna, and early modern Mughal rulers such as Shah Jahan, who built India's celebrated Taj Mahal. From the establishment of the Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah in 1925 until the 1979 revolution under the charismatic leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran embarked on a modernization process that led to the spread of literacy and the growth of the women's movement, making it one of the most advanced nations in the developing world. Lack of political freedoms has continued to frustrate many Iranians, however, and the country is often seen as an international pariah in the West. Iran today is rarely treated well in Western news headlines, despite remarkable achievements by individual Iranians in a wide range of fields. Encompassing religion, literature, the arts, and politics, Iran in World History offers a comprehensive history of one of the world's most influential civilizations and offers nuanced examples of its continuing role in the world today.

The Rise of Nuclear Iran

The Rise of Nuclear Iran

Author: Dore Gold

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781596985711

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 993

Examines Iran's pursuit of nuclear power in defiance of the United Nations and protests from the Western world, explaining why diplomatic engagement with Iran has never worked and outlining the regime's radical aspirations for the Middle East.

Iranian Intellectuals and the West

Iranian Intellectuals and the West

Author: Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815627262

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 255

These intellectuals (both religious and secular) appropriated Islam as the vehicle through which they could most effectively challenge or accommodate modernity and Westernization. Through such a fitting appropriation, Boroujerdi asserts, could modern Iranian thinkers lay the foundation for a nativist vision of an unsullied culture, seemingly free of Western influence.

Iran and the West

Iran and the West

Author: Margaux Whiskin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838608767

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 154

Since the age of the Sasanian Empire (224-651 AD), Iran and the West have time and again appeared to be at odds. Iran and the West charts this contentious and complex relationship by examining the myriad ways the two have perceived each other, from antiquity to today. Across disciplines, perspectives and periods contributors consider literary, imagined, mythical, visual, filmic, political and historical representations of the 'other' and the ways in which these have been constructed in, and often in spite of, their specific historical contexts. Many of these narratives, for example, have their origin in the ancient world but have since been altered, recycled and manipulated to fit a particular agenda. Ranging from Tacitus, Leonidas and Xerxes via Shahriar Mandanipour and Azar Nafisi to Rosewater, Argo and 300, this inter-disciplinary and wide-ranging volume is essential reading for anyone working on the complex history, present and future of Iranian-Western relations.

Reintegrating Iran with the West

Reintegrating Iran with the West

Author: Mohammad Elahee

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781784417413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 982

Iran's potential as a key player in the region's economic, political and technological development is largely unrealized. This book provides its readers with a fuller understanding of the economic complexities of the present and the promise of a future rebirth in an important country, perhaps the last emerging market.

Modern Iran

Modern Iran

Author: Ali M. Ansari

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405840846

Category: History

Page: 377

View: 678

Written from an Iranian perspective, and eschewing the standard conspiracy theories, this is a book about political change in Iran in the modern era and the challenges faced by the Iranian state both internally and internationally (especially it's relationship with the USA and Iraq.)