C.J. Edmonds published articles in orientalist journals and co-authored with Taufiq Wahby A Kurdish-English dictionary (Oxford, 1966). He published his memoirs of Iraq, Kurds, Turks, and Arabs : politics, travel and research in North-Eastern Iraq, 1919-1925 (London - New York, 1957), but his Persian memoirs remained unpublished. It tells how, after studying oriental languages in Cambridge, he became Consular Officer in Bushire, participated in British campaigns in Mesopotamia during First World War. As a Political Officer in Luristan Edmonds was in charge of the oil fields’ security and was sent to Northern Persia after the war, a direct witness of the Jangal upheaval and the 1921 coup d’Etat.
East and West of Zagros
Edited by Judith Pfeiffer, University of Oxford
In Politics, Patronage and the Transmission of Knowledge in 13th – 15th Century Tabriz, an international group of specialists investigate the role of Tabriz as one of the foremost centres of learning, cultural productivity, and politics in post-Mongol Iran and the Middle East.
Edited by Fabrizio Speziale
This work presents a significant panorama of studies on the history and role of hospitals in the Indo-Iranian world during the early modern and the modern periods when both traditional Avicennian medicine as well as Western medicine were practiced. This book is copublished with the Institut ...
edited by Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab
This volume contains ten chapters on Persian metaphors, tropes, rhetorical figures, and poetic forms and genres, by some of the world's foremost scholars in the field of classical Persian poetry.
This first systematic study of a wide range of Persian and European archival and primary sources, analyzes how the Muharram rituals changed from being an orginally devotional practice to public events of political significance, setting the stage for the emergence of the early modern Iranian ...
Denis Martin MacEoin
Based throughout on original Persian and Arabic sources, most in manuscript, this is an exhaustive overview of Babi history and doctrine. Alongside Amanat's Resurrection and Renewal, this distillation of a lifetime's work on the movement brings Babi studies into the twentieth century.
Drawing on relevant postmodern theories, and exploring the link between the dynamics of eroticism and esotericism, this book establishes the esoteric significance of the bawdy tales in Rūmī’s (d. 1273) Mathnawī, a masterpiece of medieval Perso-Islamic mystical literature.
This book provides a vivid portrait of Iranian Islamism. Based on interviews with grass-roots activists it gives a unique picture of pro-regime movement in Iran. It is of interest to anyone who seeks to understand Shi’ite Islamism today.
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