One of the world's most ancient and enduring civilizations, Iran has long played a central role in human events and continues to do so today. This book 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. 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 greatest and most influential civilizations. Encompassing the fields of religion, literature and the arts, politics, and higher learning, this book provides a holistic history of this important culture.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 424 g
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 16 mm
it is particularly well written and will be a quick, enjoyable read for those interested in learning about Iranian history and culture ... Essential. * CHOICE *
Any reader looking for a concise, yet all-inclusive history of Iran, or the development and interactions of world civilizations in general would enjoy Foltz's new book. * The Middle East Journal *