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The Resource Iran : Persia : ancient and modern, by Helen Loveday, Bruce Wannel, Christoph Baumer & Bijan Omrani ; principal photographer, Anthony Cassidy ; contributing photographers, Christoph Baumer [and 3 others]

Iran : Persia : ancient and modern, by Helen Loveday, Bruce Wannel, Christoph Baumer & Bijan Omrani ; principal photographer, Anthony Cassidy ; contributing photographers, Christoph Baumer [and 3 others]

Label
Iran : Persia : ancient and modern
Title
Iran
Title remainder
Persia : ancient and modern
Statement of responsibility
by Helen Loveday, Bruce Wannel, Christoph Baumer & Bijan Omrani ; principal photographer, Anthony Cassidy ; contributing photographers, Christoph Baumer [and 3 others]
Title variation
Persia
Title variation remainder
ancient and modern
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
955
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS254
LC item number
.I743 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Odyssey books & guides
Label
Iran : Persia : ancient and modern, by Helen Loveday, Bruce Wannel, Christoph Baumer & Bijan Omrani ; principal photographer, Anthony Cassidy ; contributing photographers, Christoph Baumer [and 3 others]
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 422-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History: Prehistoric Irân -- The State of Elam: 3000-645 BC -- The coming of the Aryans -- The Achaemenian Empire: 550-330 BC -- Alexander the Great & the Seleucids -- The Parthians: 250 BC-AD 224 -- The Sasanians: AD 224-650 -- The Islamic Caliphate and the independent dynasties -- The Saljuq Turks -- The Mongol invasion & the Il-Khânid Dynasty -- The Turkoman Dynasties, Tamerlane & the rise of the Safavids -- The fall of the Safavids: Afshâr, Zand & Qâjâr Dynasties -- The Pahlavi Dynasty -- The Islamic Revolution & the Irân-Iraq War -- Irân today -- Chronology
  • Facts for the traveler: Climate -- Tour operators -- Visas -- Getting there -- Customs -- Getting around -- Maps, books and newspapers -- Clothing -- Photography -- Health -- Accommodation -- Money -- Shopping -- Telecommunications -- Time zone -- Opening times -- Mosques, Museums and historical sites -- Calendar -- Festivals and holidays -- Geography: The plateau and the mountains -- The water problem -- Flora and fauna -- Agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing -- Industry -- Population -- Ethnic groups in Irân
  • Islamic art and architecture -- Islamic architecture in Irân: Mosques, mausoleums, the Madraseh, the Dome -- Decoration: Brick and stucco, tilework -- Handicrafts: Persian carpets, textile printing, Woodworking and inlay, metalwork -- Religion: Pre-Islamic religions -- Zoroastrianism -- Zervanism -- Manicheism -- Mazdakism -- Shiʼism -- Moharram and Ashura
  • The City and Province of Tehrân: History -- City tour of Tehrân -- The city centre: Shemirân and the north of Tehrân -- Excursions from Tehrân -- The Northeast: the provinces of Semnân and Khorâsân -- Mashhad -- The Caspian Coast: Gilân Province -- Mâzanderân Province -- The Northwest: Zanjân and Azerbaijân -- Zanjân Province -- The Castles of the Assassins -- The Provinces of Azerbaijân -- Tabriz -- Takht-e Soleimân: Sasanian shrine & Mogol palace -- The Nestorian churches of Orumieh -- Western Irân: Kermânshâh -- Bisotun -- Hamadân -- Khuzestân Province -- The Irân-Iraq War -- Susa and the Susian Plain: Pre-Elamite susa -- The Elamite Empire -- Achaemenian Susa -- Visiting the site -- Chogha Zanbil -- Esfahân Province -- Kâshân -- The City of Esfahân -- North of the Bazaar: The pre-Safavid monuments -- The Safavid Royal City -- The Royal Square -- The Bazaar & Old Quarters to the north of the Royal Square -- Chahâr Bâgh Avenue -- The Zâyandeh-rud and Esfahâns bridges -- On the South Bank: Jolfâ -- Excursions around Esfahân -- Fârs Province -- Shirâz -- Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid) -- Visiting Persepolis -- Naqsh-e Rostam -- Pasargadae -- Excursions from Shirâz -- The Southeast: the desert and the straits of Hormuz -- Yazd -- Zoroastrian community -- Kermân Province -- Bam: from ghost town to necropolis -- Hormuzgân Province -- Useful websites -- Hotels -- Language
  • Maps: Irân -- Natural features -- Achaemenian Persia -- Alexander the Great -- Parthian Empire -- Sasanian Empire -- Irân ethnolinguistic groups -- Tehrân -- North-east Irân -- Mashhad -- North-west Irân -- Tabriz -- Hamadân -- South-west Irân -- Esfahân -- Central Shirâz -- South-east Irân
  • Plans: Hypostyle mosque -- Four-eivân mosque -- Friday Mosque, Esfahân -- Royal Mosque, Esfahân -- Persepolis
  • Special topics: Calligraphy and epigraphy in Irân -- Persian poetry -- Ferdosi and the Shâhnâmeh -- The Zurkhâneh -- Cyrus cylinder -- Food in Irân -- Music in Irân -- Religion in Irân -- The Ismâ ʼilis and the Assassins -- Orumieh: a stronghold of the Church of the East -- Queen Tomyris of the Massagetae -- Noruz -- Jiroft -- Modern cinema in Irân
  • Literary excerpts: Mantiq at-tayr on The Conference of the Birds -- Gohar Kordi on Being Born as a Woman -- Robert Ker Porter on The Magnificence of Futteh Ali Shah -- Azar Nafisi on Reading Lolita in Tehran -- Vita Sackville-West on Arriving in Tehrân -- Jalâl od-din Rumi -- William Dalrymple on His Search for Silk -- Robert Byron on The Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah -- Hâfex on The Rose Garden of Persia
Control code
ocn945979655
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 447 pages
Isbn
9789622178687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945979655
Label
Iran : Persia : ancient and modern, by Helen Loveday, Bruce Wannel, Christoph Baumer & Bijan Omrani ; principal photographer, Anthony Cassidy ; contributing photographers, Christoph Baumer [and 3 others]
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 422-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History: Prehistoric Irân -- The State of Elam: 3000-645 BC -- The coming of the Aryans -- The Achaemenian Empire: 550-330 BC -- Alexander the Great & the Seleucids -- The Parthians: 250 BC-AD 224 -- The Sasanians: AD 224-650 -- The Islamic Caliphate and the independent dynasties -- The Saljuq Turks -- The Mongol invasion & the Il-Khânid Dynasty -- The Turkoman Dynasties, Tamerlane & the rise of the Safavids -- The fall of the Safavids: Afshâr, Zand & Qâjâr Dynasties -- The Pahlavi Dynasty -- The Islamic Revolution & the Irân-Iraq War -- Irân today -- Chronology
  • Facts for the traveler: Climate -- Tour operators -- Visas -- Getting there -- Customs -- Getting around -- Maps, books and newspapers -- Clothing -- Photography -- Health -- Accommodation -- Money -- Shopping -- Telecommunications -- Time zone -- Opening times -- Mosques, Museums and historical sites -- Calendar -- Festivals and holidays -- Geography: The plateau and the mountains -- The water problem -- Flora and fauna -- Agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing -- Industry -- Population -- Ethnic groups in Irân
  • Islamic art and architecture -- Islamic architecture in Irân: Mosques, mausoleums, the Madraseh, the Dome -- Decoration: Brick and stucco, tilework -- Handicrafts: Persian carpets, textile printing, Woodworking and inlay, metalwork -- Religion: Pre-Islamic religions -- Zoroastrianism -- Zervanism -- Manicheism -- Mazdakism -- Shiʼism -- Moharram and Ashura
  • The City and Province of Tehrân: History -- City tour of Tehrân -- The city centre: Shemirân and the north of Tehrân -- Excursions from Tehrân -- The Northeast: the provinces of Semnân and Khorâsân -- Mashhad -- The Caspian Coast: Gilân Province -- Mâzanderân Province -- The Northwest: Zanjân and Azerbaijân -- Zanjân Province -- The Castles of the Assassins -- The Provinces of Azerbaijân -- Tabriz -- Takht-e Soleimân: Sasanian shrine & Mogol palace -- The Nestorian churches of Orumieh -- Western Irân: Kermânshâh -- Bisotun -- Hamadân -- Khuzestân Province -- The Irân-Iraq War -- Susa and the Susian Plain: Pre-Elamite susa -- The Elamite Empire -- Achaemenian Susa -- Visiting the site -- Chogha Zanbil -- Esfahân Province -- Kâshân -- The City of Esfahân -- North of the Bazaar: The pre-Safavid monuments -- The Safavid Royal City -- The Royal Square -- The Bazaar & Old Quarters to the north of the Royal Square -- Chahâr Bâgh Avenue -- The Zâyandeh-rud and Esfahâns bridges -- On the South Bank: Jolfâ -- Excursions around Esfahân -- Fârs Province -- Shirâz -- Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid) -- Visiting Persepolis -- Naqsh-e Rostam -- Pasargadae -- Excursions from Shirâz -- The Southeast: the desert and the straits of Hormuz -- Yazd -- Zoroastrian community -- Kermân Province -- Bam: from ghost town to necropolis -- Hormuzgân Province -- Useful websites -- Hotels -- Language
  • Maps: Irân -- Natural features -- Achaemenian Persia -- Alexander the Great -- Parthian Empire -- Sasanian Empire -- Irân ethnolinguistic groups -- Tehrân -- North-east Irân -- Mashhad -- North-west Irân -- Tabriz -- Hamadân -- South-west Irân -- Esfahân -- Central Shirâz -- South-east Irân
  • Plans: Hypostyle mosque -- Four-eivân mosque -- Friday Mosque, Esfahân -- Royal Mosque, Esfahân -- Persepolis
  • Special topics: Calligraphy and epigraphy in Irân -- Persian poetry -- Ferdosi and the Shâhnâmeh -- The Zurkhâneh -- Cyrus cylinder -- Food in Irân -- Music in Irân -- Religion in Irân -- The Ismâ ʼilis and the Assassins -- Orumieh: a stronghold of the Church of the East -- Queen Tomyris of the Massagetae -- Noruz -- Jiroft -- Modern cinema in Irân
  • Literary excerpts: Mantiq at-tayr on The Conference of the Birds -- Gohar Kordi on Being Born as a Woman -- Robert Ker Porter on The Magnificence of Futteh Ali Shah -- Azar Nafisi on Reading Lolita in Tehran -- Vita Sackville-West on Arriving in Tehrân -- Jalâl od-din Rumi -- William Dalrymple on His Search for Silk -- Robert Byron on The Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah -- Hâfex on The Rose Garden of Persia
Control code
ocn945979655
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 447 pages
Isbn
9789622178687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945979655

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