Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day

Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day

Michael Axworthy


Iran usually seems to be within the media as a opposed and hard state. yet underneath the headlines there's a attention-grabbing tale of a state of significant highbrow sort and intensity, and massive cultural significance. A country whose influence has been great, not just on its neighbours within the heart East yet at the international as a complete – and during principles and creativity instead of via the sword.

From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the strong old Persian Empires, to the revolution of 1979, the hostage difficulty and present president Mahmud Ahmadinejad – a debatable determine inside in addition to open air the rustic – Michael Axworthy strains a shiny, built-in account of Iran’s earlier. He explains in actual fact and thoroughly either the advanced succession of dynasties that governed historic Iran and the staggering ethnic variety of the trendy nation, held jointly by means of a standard tradition.

With Iran back the point of interest of the world’s consciousness, and questions about the country’s disposition and intentions urgent, Iran: Empire of the Mind is a necessary consultant to knowing a sophisticated land.

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