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Axworthy, Michael

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Works: 17 works in 76 publications in 8 languages and 2,930 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: DS272, 955
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Most widely held works by Michael Axworthy
A history of Iran : empire of the mind by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the influence of Iran's history, both religious and political, on the Iranian national identity and discusses the role of literary, religious, intellectual, and cultural movements of the past on Iranian civilization today
Revolutionary Iran : a history of the Islamic republic by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Revolutionary Iran, Michael Axworthy guides us through recent Iranian history from shortly before the 1979 Islamic revolution through the summer of 2009, when Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran by the hundreds of thousands, demanding free, democratic government. Axworthy explains how that outpouring of support for an end to tyranny in Iran paused and then moved on to other areas in the region like Egypt and Libya, leaving Iran's leadership unchanged. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a defining moment of the modern era. Its success unleashed a wave of Islamist fervor across the Middle East and signaled a sharp decline in the appeal of Western ideologies in the Islamic world. Axworthy takes readers through the major periods in Iranian history over the last thirty years: the overthrow of the old regime and the creation of the new one; the Iran-Iraq war; the reconstruction era following the war; the reformist wave led by Mohammed Khatami; and the present day, in which reactionaries have re-established control. Throughout, he emphasizes that the Iranian revolution was centrally important in modern history because it provided the world with a clear model of development that was not rooted in Western ideologies. Whereas the world's major revolutions of the previous two centuries had been fuelled by Western, secular ideologies, the Iranian Revolution drew its inspiration from Islam. Revolutionary Iran is both richly textured and from one of the leading authorities on the region; combining an expansive scope with the most accessible and definitive account of this epoch in all its humanity"--
The sword of Persia : Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nader Shah, ruler of Persia from 1736 to 1747, embodied ruthless ambition, energy, military brilliance, cynicism and cruelty. His reign was filled with bloodshed, betrayal and horror. Yet Nader Shah is central to Iran's early modern history. From a shepherd boy he rose to liberate his country from foreign occupation, and make himself Shah. He took eighteenth-century Iran in a trajectory from political collapse and partition to become the dominant power in the region, briefly opening the prospect of a modernising state that could have resisted colonial intervention in Asia. He recovered all the territory lost by his predecessors, including Herat and Kandahar, and went on to conquer Moghul Delhi, plundering the enormous treasures of India. Nader commanded the most powerful military force in Asia, if not the world. He repeatedly defeated the armies of Ottoman Turkey, the preeminent State of Islam, overran most of what is now Iraq and threatened to take Baghdad on several occasions. But from the zenith of his success he declined into illness, insane avarice and horrific savagery, committing terrible atrocities against the Persian people, his friends, and even his family, until he finally died as violently as he had lived." "The Sword of Persia recreates the story of a remarkable, ruthless man, capable of both charm and brutality. It is a rich narrative, full of dramatic incident, including much new research into original Iranian and other material, which will prove indispensable to historians and students."--BOOK JACKET
Iran : empire of the mind : a history from Zoroaster to the present day by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran often appears in the media as a hostile and difficult country. But beneath the headlines there is a fascinating story of a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and enormous cultural importance. A nation whose impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbours in the Middle East but on the world as a whole - and through ideas and creativity rather than by the sword
Empire of the mind : a history of Iran by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran Weltreich des Geistes ; von Zoroaster bis heute by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran : een cultuurgeschiedenis by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breve storia dell'Iran : dalle origini ai nostri giorni by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This house believes that Iran poses the greatest threat to security in the region ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran escaped censure as the greatest threat to the Gulf region during a Doha Debate held on March 28th. Despite persistent questions about Tehran's nuclear intentions, the audience voted almost two-to-one against a motion that would have singled out Iran as the major danger to regional stability. Sadegh Zibakalam, Professor of Political Science at Tehran University, ridiculed the notion that Iran wanted to build weapons of mass destruction. 'To have nuclear weapons for what? To use them against whom?' he asked. He was strongly opposed by Dr. Mustafa Alani, Director of the Security and Terrorism studies department at the Gulf Research Centre in Dubai. Dr. Alani dismissed Iran as "an interventionist power' and said the country had refused to live up to its international obligations. Nazenin Ansari, Diplomatic Editor of the London-based Kayhan newspaper cited environmental concerns about Tehran's nuclear programme. She also said the country was unstable and spoke of growing unemployment and poverty. But Michael Axworthy, former head of the Middle East Department at the British Foreign Office refused to label Iran as the major danger. He said its nuclear programme might become a threat in the future, but it "was several years away from the ability to produce nuclear weapons."
Irán: una historia desde Zoroastro hasta hoy by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shamshīr-i Īrān : sarguz̲asht-i Nādir Shāh Afshār by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
in Persian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran thirty years on by Gary Sick ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Basile Vatatses and his history of Nāder Šāh by Michael Axworthy ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dějiny Íránu : říše ducha - od Zarathuštry po současnost by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Diplomatic Relations between Iran and the United Kingdom in the Early Reform Period, 1997-2000 by Michael Axworthy ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The sword of Persia : Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering despot by Michael Axworthy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Arab-Iranian Relations : New Realities? by Michael Axworthy ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (64)
German (4)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
Persian (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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