Iran

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2009 - Travel - 262 pages
Bradt's Iran has both a cultural and historical focus. It covers world-famous sites such as Persepolis, but it also delves into the lesser-known monuments and little-recognized figures of this vast and ancient land. Additionally, the guide covers clothing conundrums (women ? buy a $20 manteau as soon as you arrive; men's shirts should not be garish) and taboos, including the intricacies of when and how to remove your shoes. It suggests what to eat and where to shop, including more serene alternatives to the country's boisterous bazaars. And, it advises, should you accidentally run up against the authorities, ?Women, forget all feminist scruples and cry.”
 

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Contents

Practical Information
23
Tehran and the Road South
61
Qazvin and Hamadan
77
From Kashan to Isfahan
95
The Caspian Region
123
Iranian Azerbaijan
139
Shiraz and Around
155
Persepolis and the Surrounding Area
171
The South Coast
183
En Route to Yazd and Kirman
205
The Road to Mashhad
227
Language
245
Index
254
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About the author (2009)

The first and second editions of this guidebook were written by Patricia L Baker PhD, an independent lecturer and researcher specialising in Islamic art, who died in August 2008. This edition is updated by her close friend and colleague, Hilary A Smith MPhil, an independent lecturer and guide who first visited Iran in 1976 and has been returning regularly ever since.

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