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The Resource Iran in world history, Richard Foltz

Iran in world history, Richard Foltz

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Iran in world history
Title
Iran in world history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Foltz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Foltz, Richard C.
Dewey number
955
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS272
LC item number
.F65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The New Oxford world history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran
  • World history
  • World history
  • Iran
Label
Iran in world history, Richard Foltz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A convergence of land and language (3500-550 BCE) -- Iran and the Greeks (550-247 BCE) -- Parthians, Sasanians, and Sogdians (247 BCE-651 CE) -- The Iranization of Islam (651-1027) -- The Turks: empire-builders and champions of Persian culture (1027-1722) -- Under Europe's shadow (1722-1925) -- Modernization and dictatorship: the Pahlavi years (1925-1979) -- The Islamic republic of Iran (1979-present)
Control code
ocn909326288
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 151 pages
Isbn
9780199335497
Lccn
2015006891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025421487
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199335497
  • (OCoLC)909326288
Label
Iran in world history, Richard Foltz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A convergence of land and language (3500-550 BCE) -- Iran and the Greeks (550-247 BCE) -- Parthians, Sasanians, and Sogdians (247 BCE-651 CE) -- The Iranization of Islam (651-1027) -- The Turks: empire-builders and champions of Persian culture (1027-1722) -- Under Europe's shadow (1722-1925) -- Modernization and dictatorship: the Pahlavi years (1925-1979) -- The Islamic republic of Iran (1979-present)
Control code
ocn909326288
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 151 pages
Isbn
9780199335497
Lccn
2015006891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025421487
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199335497
  • (OCoLC)909326288

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