Tag: Iran

Sylloge Nummorum Sasanidarum Iran – A Late Sasanian Hoard from Orumiyeh


Daryoosh Abarzadeh, Nikolaus Schindel, "Sylloge Nummorum Sasanidarum Iran – A Late Sasanian Hoard from Orumiyeh"
English | 2017 | pages: 304 | ISBN: 3700179561 | PDF | 10,1 mb
English summary: This volume presents for the first time within the Sylloge Nummorum Sasanidarum (SNS) series a complete coin hoard. The latter was found in 2007 in the Piran-Shahr region in North-Western Iran, and ranks among the largest and most important hoards ever found on the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Containing altogether 1267 drachms, it provides interesting insights not only into the monetary system of the Late Sasanian period, but also into its economic history, for which only very few sources exist. The publication of this hoard was made possible through the cooperation between the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Research Institute of ICHTO (Iran Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization). German description: Der vorliegende Band ist der erste in der Reihe "Sylloge Nummorum Sasanidarum" (SNS), der einen geschlossenen Schatzfund vorstellt. Der Schatz wurde im Jahr 2007 in der Region Piran-Shahr im Nordwesten des Iran gefunden und zahlt zu den grossten und bedeutendsten sasanidenzeitlichen Munzhorten, die jemals auf dem Gebiet der Islamischen Republik Iran entdeckt wurden. Mit einer Stuckzahl von 1267 Drachmen eroffnet er wertvolle Einsichten nicht nur in die Munz- und Geldgeschichte des Iran in der Spatantike, sondern auch in die Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Sasanidenreiches, fur die sonst kaum Quellen existieren. Die Publikation wurde ermoglicht durch eine Kooperation der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften mit RICHTO, dem Research Institute of ICHTO (Iran Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization).

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An Eye for Iran


English | 2022 | ISBN: 1859642160 | 82 pages | True EPUB | 6.6 MB
Through his use of conventional black-and-white film and a belief that a good photograph is the result of constantly watching to predict the perfect moment, Kazem Hakimi’s work harks straight back to the photojournalism of Cartier-Bresson and those early Magnum photographers who were able to capture moments that superficially contained nothing, but which when printed onto photographic paper became iconic images. With the United States and Iran once again squaring up to each other in the Persian Gulf and the actions of firebrand president Ahmadinejad never far from the news, "An Eye for Iran" provides a welcome opportunity to view images that show the human side of a nation we are being led to distrust.Here and there someone spies the lens as the shutter opens, but the drift of Iranian society is caught in the postures of the everyday: human faces in the streets, relaxing in the parks, the glimpse of designer clothes under a chador, pride in a motorcycle, a young couple enjoying a game of chess…Throughout, Hakimi shows how well he understands the techniques of traditional photojournalism: he remains both present but still invisible to the people in the scenes his lens has captured. The result is a captivating book that will appeal to all those wishing to gain an insight into life in this unique and fascinating country.

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Iran Looking East An Alternative to the EU


Annalisa Perteghella, "Iran Looking East: An Alternative to the EU? "
English | ISBN: 8855261479 | 2019 | 132 pages | EPUB | 1027 KB
In February 2018, anticipating the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared a policy of "preferring East over West", thus paving the way for deeper cooperation with Asian powers such as China, Russia, and India. Differently from the "Look East" policy promoted during the presidency of Ahmadinejad (2005-2013), the current Iranian strategy is not only functional to escape the US-led isolation, but it rather seems devoted to the consolidation of a block of power which can commit to security and economic schemes in alternative to the Western-dominated ones.

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The Sixth Crisis Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War


Steven Simon, "The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War "
English | ISBN: 0199754497 | 2010 | 224 pages | PDF | 1326 KB
There have been five central crises in America’s post World War II encounter with the Middle East, and the Obama administration now faces a sixth. Iran’s progress toward a nuclear weapons capability, and the prospect of Israel launching air strikes to stop it, are ingredients for a conflict that could ruin any residual hopes for fostering peace in the region.

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The Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran Power, Religion and Rhetoric


The Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran: Power, Religion and Rhetoric (British Institute of Persian Studies) by Colin P. Mitchell
English | August 30, 2009 | ISBN: 1845118901, 1780760965 | True PDF | 304 pages | 3.8 MB
The Safavid dynasty originated as a fledgling apocalyptic mystical movement based in Iranian Azarbaijan, and grew into a large, cosmopolitan Irano-Islamic empire stretching from Baghdad to Herat. Here Colin Mitchell examines how the Safavid state introduced and moulded a unique and vibrant political discourse which reflected the social and religious heterogeneity of sixteenth-century Iran.

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Nuclear Multilateralism and Iran


Tarja Cronberg, "Nuclear Multilateralism and Iran"
English | ISBN: 0367607417 | 2020 | 130 pages | EPUB | 258 KB
Drawing on the author’s personal experience, this book presents an insider’s chronology and policy analysis of the EU’s role in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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Triple-Axis China, Russia, Iran and Power Politics


Ariane Tabatabai, "Triple-Axis: China, Russia, Iran and Power Politics "
English | ISBN: 1788312392 | 2018 | 272 pages | EPUB | 433 KB
The most significant challenge to the post-Cold War international order is the growing power of ambitious states opposed to the West. Iran, Russia, and China each view the global structure through the prism of historical experience. Rejecting the universality of Western liberal values, these states and their governments each consider the relative decline of Western economic hegemony as an opportunity. Yet cooperation between them remains fragmentary. The end of Western sanctions and the Iranian nuclear deal; the Syrian conflict; new institutions in Central and East Asia: in all these areas and beyond, the potential for unity or divergence is striking.

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