Medieval Persia, 1040-1797

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Longman, 1988 - History - 197 pages

The medieval period of Persia's remarkably continuous, history began with its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD and gave way to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century when the influence of the West became pervasive. Without an understanding of the confused legacy of these centuries, no-one can hope to understand the complexities and dynamism of modern Iran. Concise, clear and colourful, David Morgan's book is the best and most up-to-date short account of its subject in the English language.

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A rather brief overview of Persian history from the coming of the Seljuks to the beginning of the Qajar dynasty, concentrating on political history, and aimed, it appears, at university students. I ... Read full review


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Jon Giswold is a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer who teaches in New York's most prominent fitness centers, including the Reebok Sports Club/NY. He has been featured in five fitness videotapes and in many national and international and magazines.
David Morgan has been a commercial photographer in New York City since 1975. His popular fine-art photography celebrating the male figure has made him famous and his images for the 2(x)ist underwear ad campaign were enormously successful. David's photographs can be seen on calendars, greeting cards, CDs and posters, and in his upcoming book "Beach" (St. Martin's Press).

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