A HISTORY OF IRAN

EMPIRE OF THE MIND
By (author)MICHAEL AXWORTHY

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Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. Iran’s religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic Shi’a Muslim clerics in the world, and yet its poetry insistently dwells on the joys of life-wine, beauty, sex. Iranian women are subject to one of the most restrictive dress codes in the Islamic world, but make up nearly 60 percent of the university student population. In A History of Iran, a leading expert on Iran chronicles the rich history of this complex nation from the Achaemenid Empir

ISBN: 9780786731985

AUTHOR: MICHAEL AXWORTHY
ISBN: 9780786731985
Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
Subtitle: EMPIRE OF THE MIND
Author: MICHAEL AXWORTHY

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9780786731985

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2010

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349

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Michael Axworthy teaches at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter (UK). The author of The Sword of Persia and Revolutionary Iran, Axworthy publishes widely in the field of Iranian history.

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