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Iran Heritage Foundation

Works: 45 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 6,555 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Short stories  Fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Biography  Exhibition catalogs 
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Most widely held works about Iran Heritage Foundation
Most widely held works by Iran Heritage Foundation
Iran in the 20th century : historiography and political culture by Touraj Atabaki( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political upheaval has marked Iran's history throughout the twentieth century. Wars, revolutions, coups and the impact of modernism have shaped Iran's historiography, as they have the country's history. Originally based on oral and written sources, which underpinned traditional genealogical and dynastic history, Iran's historiography was transformed in early 20th century with development of a "new" school of presenting history. Here emphasis shifted from anecdotal story-telling genre to social, political, economic, cultural and religious history writing. A new understanding of the nation state and the importance of identity and foreign relations in defining Iran's place in modern world all served to transform the perspective of Iranian historiography. Touraj Atabaki here brings together a range of rich contributions from international scholars who cover the leading themes of the historiography of 20th-century Iran, including constitutional reform and revolution, literature and architecture, identity, women and gender, nationalism, modernism, Orientalism, Marxism and Islamism--Publisher's description
Sasanian Persia : the rise and fall of an empire by Touraj Daryaee( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Touraj Daryaee provides an account of Sasanian Persia. Drawing on extensive new sources he paints a portrait of Sasanian life and unravels the divergent strands that contributed to the making of this great Empire: religion - not just Zoroastrianism but also Manichaeism; the economy; administration; the multiple languages and their literature; as well as the Empire's often neglected social history. Daryaee also explores - for the first time in an integrated book on the Sasanians - their descendants' attempts for more than a century after their defeat to establish a second state and reveals how their values and traditions have endured, both in Iranian popular culture and in the literary tradition of the Persian language and literature, to the present day." "Sasanian Persia is a unique examination of a period of history that still has great significance for a full understanding of modern Iran."--Jacket
Let me tell you where I've been : new writing by women of the Iranian diaspora by Persis M Karim( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Let Me Tell You Where I've Been is the first anthology of writing by women of the Iranian diaspora. Featuring over one hundred selections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction-two-thirds of which have never been published before-from over fifty contributors, this anthology explores through literature the influences of history, revolution, war, exile, and immigration. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Forugh Farrokhzad, poet of modern Iran : iconic woman and feminine pioneer of new Persian poetry by Iran Heritage Foundation( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting her literary and cinematic innovation, this volume examines the unique place Farrokhzad occupies in Iran, both among modern Persian poets in general and as an Iranian woman writer in particular
Persia in crisis : Safavid decline and the fall of Isfahan by Rudolph P Matthee( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decline and fall of Safavid Iran is traditionally seen as the natural outcome of the unrelieved political stagnation and moral degeneration which characterised late Safavid Iran. Persia in Crisis challenges this view. In this groundbreaking new book, Rudi Matthee revisits traditional sources and introduces new ones to take a fresh look at Safavid Iran in the century preceding the fall of Isfahan in 1722, which brought down the dynasty and ushered in a long period of turbulence in Iranian history. Inherently vulnerable because of the country's physical environment, its tribal makeup and a small economic base, the Safavid state was fatally weakened over the course of the seventeenth century. Matthee views Safavid Iran as a network of precarious alliances subject to perpetual negotiation. The society they ruled was an uneasy balance between conflicting forces. In the later seventeenth century this delicate balance shifted from cohesion to fragmentation. An increasingly detached, palace-bound shah; a weakening link between the capital and the outlying provinces; the regime's neglect of the military and its shortsighted monetary policies combined to exacerbate rather than redress existing problems, leaving the country with a ruler too feeble to hold factionalism and corruption in check and a military unable to defend its borders against outside attack by Ottomans and Afghans. The scene was set for the Crisis of 1722. This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of Iranian history and the period that led to two hundred years of decline and eclipse for Iran."--Publisher's description
Britain and the Iranian constitutional revolution of 1906-1911 : foreign policy, imperialism, and dissent by Mansour Bonakdarian( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this account, Mansour Bonakdarian provides an in-depth exploration of the substantial British support for the Iranian constitutional and national struggle of 1906-1911, illuminating the opposition in Britain to Anglo-Russian imperialist intervention in Iran. Bonakdarian analyzes, in particular, the role of the Persia Committee, a lobbying group founded in 1908 for the sole purpose of changing Britain's policy toward Iran. This book's strength lies in its coverage of how Sir Edward Grey's policy toward Iran was shaped and the extent to which this policy was affected by sustained criticism from a number of disparate groups including dissenters, radicals, socialists, liberal imperialists, and conservatives." "The volume and breadth of primary archival materials used is extensive. Not only have all the standard collections been examined, such as the Foreign Office files and the Cabinet and Grey papers, but also numerous private archives in international libraries have been consulted."--Jacket
The cinema of Abbas Kiarostami by Alberto Elena( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abbas Kiarostami's films have taken their place alongside the masterworks of world cinema. He remains the most influential film-maker of post-revolutionary Iran and has produced a body of work that is as rooted in native land as it is universal in appeal. Respected cinema historian Alberto Elena uses Iranian sources wherever possible to frame Kiarostami's oeuvre within the context of the rich artistic and intellectual Persian tradition that has nourished the director. He examines his blending of fiction and reality, and his recurring themes of death, meaning in life, isolation, solidarity and the lives of women. The result is a retrospective that reveals exactly how this most Iranian of directors has come to assume a place in the pantheon of international cinema, from his early days as an illustrator and graphic designer, and his collaborative work and influences to his current master-status"--Cover page [4]
The Palace of Darius at Susa : the great royal residence of Achaemenid Persia by Jean Perrot( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The palace complex of the Persian King Darius I, the Great (522-486 BCE), provides unique evidence of the sophistication of Achaemenid architecture and construction. This palace, built 2500 years ago in western Iran, lay at the centre of the Persian Empire that stretched from the Nile and the Aegean to the Indus Valley. First rediscovered in 1851, the palace of Darius was partly excavated over the next century. But it was only field research between 1969 and 1979 by the noted French archaeologist Jean Perrot which revealed the site's full dimension and complexity. Its bull-headed capitals, enamel friezes of richly-clad archers holding spears, figures of noble lions and winged monsters, introduced a new iconography into the ancient Persian world. The discovery and excavation of the palace, which this book records, thus casts a new light on the beginnings of the Achaemenid period. Edited by the distinguished scholar of ancient Persia, John Curtis, the lavishly illustrated volume is a work of seminal importance for the understanding of ancient Persia, likely to be radically altered by Perrot's research and findings."--Publisher's website
Iran and the world in the Safavid age by Willem M Floor( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem Floor is an independent scholar specialising in the history of Iran in the Safavid and modern ages. His recent publications include A Fiscal History of Iran in the Safavid and Qajar Periods, 1500-1925, Safavid Government Institutions and Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran. He is a co-author of The Monetary History of Iran (I.B.Tauris)
In the shadow of the king : Zill al-Sultān and Isfahān under the Qājārs by Heidi A Walcher( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zill al-Sultan was the notorious Qajar prince who ruled Isfahan, Iran's former capital during the Safavid era, as governor from 1874 to 1907. He is remembered as a Qajar anti-hero - even a villain - to this day, based largely on his apparent exercise of absolute power and pursuit of intrigue to further his own political interests." "Heidi A. Walcher has produced the first, extraordinarily important study which works both as a biography of one of the most colourful individuals in the history of modern Iran and as a study of the social and political circumstances of late nineteenth-century Iran in general and Isfahan in particular. She investigates the growing British and Russian interference in the country and the impact of these foreign interventions, not least among the clerical elite of Isfahan, which has always been a leading centre of Shi'ite theology in Iran, and among its mercantile classes. The rise of the Tobacco Protests in 1890-2, the constant trade wars against the British, the suspicions against the Jewish merchants, the persecution of local Babis and Bahais, the conflicts with European missionaries, ultimately the fall of Zill al-Sultan in 1 907 after 33 years of rule and the rise of the Bakhtiaris as the new ruling power in Isfahan - all these developments resulted from the pivotal role of the mullahs (and their collaboration with the merchants) led by Aga Najafi, who was the city's principal cleric and who, with his brothers, represented the militant and radical tendencies within Iran's Shi'ite establishment." "This book, tracing the history of late nineteenth-century Isfahan past the 1 906 Constitutional Revolution, is a major contribution to a proper understanding of modern Iran."--Jacket
Qajar portraits by Julian Raby( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images from the endgame : Persia through a Russian lens, 1901-1914 by John Tchalenko( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Ivanovitch Iyas, an officer in the Tsar's Lithuanian Regiment, arrived in Persia in 1901. Throughout his years there he photographed places, people and events, providing a Russian poing of view of the rivalry between Britain and Russia known as the 'Great Game'. This book is by his great-nephew
Current research in Sasanian archaeology, art and history : proceedings of a conference held at Durham University, November 3rd and 4th, 2001( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian steel = Aciers Persans by James W Allan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceptions of Iran : history, myths and nationalism from medieval Persia to the Islamic Republic by Ali M Ansari( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Sasanian to the Safavid Empire, and from Qajar Iran to the current Islamic Republic, the history of Iran is one which has been colored by a rich tradition of myths and narratives and shaped by its wealth of philosophers, cultural theorists and political thinkers. Perceptions of Iran dissects the construction of Iranian identity, to reveal how nationalism has been continually re-formulated and how self-perceptions have been carried by Iran's literary past, in particular the mystical love poetry of Rumi, Sa'adi and Hafez. It traces a long history of encounters with the Western world and tracks Iranian thought from Herodotus' representation of Cyrus to the Constitutional Movement of the early twentieth century. This book ties together the diverse threads of Iranian intellectual activity that have underpinned social and political movements, spanning Kermani's writing on ancient Persian history and liberal nationalism, through to the strident anti-Westernism of figures such as Sayed Jamal Al-Afghani and Ayatollah Khomeini
The art and material culture of Iranian Shiʻism : iconography and religious devotion in Shiʻi Islam( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Achaemenid Persia : history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005 by British Museum( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Major Guide To and an explanation of the whole Phenomenon of the Persian Empire, from the acknowledged experts."--Jacket
Abbas Kiarostami : visions of the artist : London 27 April-19 June 2005 by Abbas Kiarostami( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian steel : masterpieces of Iranian art by James W Allan( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian steel : the Tanavoli collection by James W Allan( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Persian Steel' displays the remarkable collection of steel objects of the Iranian polymath Parviz Tanavoli. The Tanavoli collection, built up over the course of twenty years, testifies to the rich and longstanding place of steel in Persian society. Through Safavid and Qajar times up to the twenieth century, steel has been a part of the region's social, economic and religious life. The collection presented here is fascinating for the multiplicity of forms on show, ranging from humble objects from daily life to artefacts reserved for the economic, religious or military elite. What the collection proves, finally, is the crossover between the artist and the artisan, for here beauty is never sacificed to utility, nor vice-versa
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Forugh Farrokhzad, poet of modern Iran : iconic woman and feminine pioneer of new Persian poetry
Sasanian Persia : the rise and fall of an empireLet me tell you where I've been : new writing by women of the Iranian diasporaForugh Farrokhzad, poet of modern Iran : iconic woman and feminine pioneer of new Persian poetryPersia in crisis : Safavid decline and the fall of IsfahanBritain and the Iranian constitutional revolution of 1906-1911 : foreign policy, imperialism, and dissentThe cinema of Abbas KiarostamiIran and the world in the Safavid ageIn the shadow of the king : Zill al-Sultān and Isfahān under the Qājārs
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بنیاد میراث ایران

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