When Justice Dies (Persian Edition)

Author: Sh Sarab
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999132517
Page: N.A
View: 7854
At the time of Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979, groups of youths, in particular young girls, faced injustice, like prolonged detentions, repeated raping and in the end, execution. The telling of this sad love story highlights the reality of these terrible events.

    • Social Science

The Persian Book of Kings

An Epitome of the Shahnama of Firdawsi
Author: B W Robinson,B. W. Robinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113687030X
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
View: 9997
The Shahnama, written in the tenth century by Firdawsi, is the national epic poem of Persia. It chronicles at great length (nine volumes in the full English translation, currently out of print) the reigns and deeds of the earliest Persian kings, over fifty of them, in four dynasties - the Pishdadians, Kayanians, Ashkanians, and Sasanians. This book, illustrated with early Persian paintings which depict the deeds described, presents in easily accessible language a summary and re-telling of the Shahnama. It covers the entire epic in one volume, includes an introduction, together with lists of kings and dynasties, and thereby provides a concise overview of, and introduction to, this key work.

    • Poetry


The Persian Book of Kings
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101993235
Category: Poetry
Page: 1040
View: 8635
The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Poetry

A Rebirth

Author: Furūgh Farrukhzād
Publisher: Mazda Pub
Category: Poetry
Page: 164
View: 3886

    • Fiction

The Persian Letters

Author: de Montesquieu, Charles
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 1773138103
Category: Fiction
Page: 348
View: 3690
Persian Letters is a literary work, written in 1721, by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France.

    • Law

The Little Book of Restorative Justice

Revised and Updated
Author: Howard Zehr
Publisher: Good Books
ISBN: 9781561488230
Category: Law
Page: 90
View: 6491
The seminal work on Restorative Justice by one of the founders of the movement, now fully revised and updated. In a time of bitter differences and deep division, how should we as a society respond to wrongdoing? When a crime occurs or an injustice is done, what needs to happen? What does justice require? Howard Zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. Here he proposes workable Principles and Practices for making Restorative Justice possible in this revised and updated edition of his bestselling, seminal book on the movement. Our legal system’s approach to justice has some important strengths, but also some deep failings. Victims, offenders, and community members often feel that justice does not adequately meet their needs. Justice professionals—judges, lawyers, prosecutors, probation and parole officers, prison staff—are frustrated with the system’s shortcomings, too. Many feel that the process of justice deepens the wounds and conflicts in our society rather than bringing healing and peace. Restorative Justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is a worldwide movement of growing influence that is helping victims and communities heal, while holding criminals accountable for their actions. This is not a soft-on-crime, feel-good philosophy, but rather a concrete effort to bring justice and healing to everyone involved in a crime. In The Little Book of Restorative Justice, Zehr first explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach into theoretical space, Zehr presents Restorative Justice Practices. Zehr undertakes a massive and complex subject and puts it in graspable form, without reducing or trivializing it. This is a handbook, a vehicle for moving our society toward healing and wholeness. This is a sourcebook, a starting point for handling brokenness with hard work and hope. This resource is also suitable for academic classes and workshops, for conferences and trainings, as well as for the layperson interested in understanding this innovative and influential movement.

    • Religion

The Voice of Human Justice (Sautu'l 'Adalati'l Insaniyah)

Author: George Jordac
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312512350
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 9362
This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Ahlulbayt Organization is a registered Organisation that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims.

    • True Crime

Slow Death

Author: James Fielder
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0786030275
Category: True Crime
Page: 320
View: 6014
The true story of New Mexico’s David Parker Ray is “darkly fascinating . . . a shocker from beginning to end” (Gregg Olsen, New York Times–bestselling author). “Never trust a chained captive.” That was one of the rules David Parker Ray posted on the isolated property near New Mexico’s Elephant Butte Lake where he and his girlfriend, Cynthia Hendy, lived. They called their windowless trailer the “Toy Box.” Over the years they lured countless young women into its chamber of unspeakable pain and horror—and filmed every moment. A Satanist, Ray was the center of a web of sadism, sex slavery, and murder. Authorities suspect he killed more than sixty women. In October 2011, a flood of tips led to a renewed search for the remains of more possible victims. This updated edition of Slow Death reveals all the details, plus the inside story on the controversial movie based on these unforgettable events. “An eye-opening journey into the world of criminal sexual sadism.” —Jim Yontz, deputy district attorney, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    • History

Tehran Streetstyle

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781682224106
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 590
Tehran Streetstyle is the first-ever in-print glimpse into the streets of modern Tehran, Iran from the lens of fashion and style. Certainly in present-day Iran, fashion is being used as an art form for personal expression with the potential to transcend borders, politics, and animosities.

    • Cooking

Recipes from My Persian Kitchen

Author: Nasreen Z. Zereshki
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483427331
Category: Cooking
Page: N.A
View: 626
Throughout the world, Persian cuisine has a reputation for being among the most colorful, flavorful, and healthy. In Recipes from My Persian Kitchen, author and cooking teacher Nasreen Z. Zereshki shares recipes gleaned from different regions of Iran, land of the thirteenth-century poet Rumi. Filled with a creative blend of recipes, advice, and cultural treasures Recipes from My Persian Kitchen offers a diverse collection—from Grandmother’s Spinach to Wishing Soup. Zereshki, who learned to cook from her mother, grandmothers, and aunts, describes how to combine herbs, spices, and textures in artistic ways that appeal to the senses. Her stories of Wheatsprout Pudding—prepared in groups of women dancing, singing, and praying together through the night—provide insight into both the Persian culture and the food. R

    • Comics & Graphic Novels


The Legend of the Serpent King
Author: Hamid Rahmanian,Simon Arizpe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781606998892
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 10
View: 4692
A Guggenheim Fellow and a paper engineer retell a Persian myth in pop-up book form.

    • History

Iranian History and Politics

The Dialectic of State and Society
Author: Homa Katouzian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134430957
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 5219
This book contains the most detailed and comprehensive statement of Homa Katouzian's theory of arbitrary state and society in Iran, and its applications to Iranian history and politics, both modern and traditional. Every chapter is a study of its own specific topics while being firmly a part of the whole argument. The discussions include close comparisons with the history of Europe to demonstrate the diversities of the logic and sociology of Iranian history from their European counterparts. Being the first modern theory of Iranian history, it is highly regarded by Iranian historians and social scientists, especially as it has helped to resolve many of the anomalies resulting from the application of traditional theories.

    • History

Persian Fire

Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307386984
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 2874
A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.

    • Social Science

A Literary History of Persia

Author: E.G. Browne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134568428
Category: Social Science
Page: 1106
View: 4893
Browne's famous work, first published in 1902, was the essential text on literary history in Persian studies for many years. As an overview of Persian literature from the earliest times until Firdawsi, it continues to be a valuable reference. Out of print for some time, it is now reissued as a library edition, in facsimile to capture the feel of the original edition.

    • History

The Sword of Persia

Nader Shah, from Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant
Author: Michael Axworthy
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857721933
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 8140
Nader Shah, ruler of Persia from 1736 to 1747, embodied ruthless ambition, energy, military brilliance, cynicism and cruelty. His reign was filled with bloodshed, betrayal and horror. Yet Nader Shah is central to Iran's early modern history. From a shepherd boy he rose to liberate his country from foreign occupation, and make himself Shah. He took eighteenth-century Iran in a trajectory from political collapse and partition to become the dominant power in the region, briefly opening the prospect of a modernising state that could have resisted colonial intervention in Asia. He recovered all the territory lost by his predecessors, including Herat and Kandahar, and went on to conquer Moghul Delhi, plundering the enormous treasures of India. Nader commanded the most powerful military force in Asia, if not the world. He repeatedly defeated the armies of Ottoman Turkey, the preeminent state of the Muslim world, overran most of what is now Iraq and threatened to take Baghdad on several occasions. But from the zenith of his success he declined into mental illness, which produced in him insane avarice and horrific savagery, committing terrible atrocities against the Persian people, his friends, and even his family, until he finally died as violently as he had lived. _x000D_ _x000D_ The Sword of Persia recreates the story of a remarkable, ruthless man, capable of both charm and brutality. It is a rich narrative, full of dramatic incident, including much new research into original Iranian and other material, which will prove indispensable to historians and students alike._x000D_

On Justice, Power, and Human Nature

Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides,Paul Woodruff
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603845069
Page: 216
View: 2631
Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides' political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

The Book of Common Prayer

And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church,
Author: Church of England
Publisher: N.A
Page: 438
View: 1603

    • Literary Criticism

Last Looks, Last Books

Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill
Author: Helen Vendler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834327
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 168
View: 1706
In Last Looks, Last Books, the eminent critic Helen Vendler examines the ways in which five great modern American poets, writing their final books, try to find a style that does justice to life and death alike. With traditional religious consolations no longer available to them, these poets must invent new ways to express the crisis of death, as well as the paradoxical coexistence of a declining body and an undiminished consciousness. In The Rock, Wallace Stevens writes simultaneous narratives of winter and spring; in Ariel, Sylvia Plath sustains melodrama in cool formality; and in Day by Day, Robert Lowell subtracts from plenitude. In Geography III, Elizabeth Bishop is both caught and freed, while James Merrill, in A Scattering of Salts, creates a series of self-portraits as he dies, representing himself by such things as a Christmas tree, human tissue on a laboratory slide, and the evening/morning star. The solution for one poet will not serve for another; each must invent a bridge from an old style to a new one. Casting a last look at life as they contemplate death, these modern writers enrich the resources of lyric poetry.