Iran

Pub Date : 2014 | Author : Ali M. Ansari | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780199669349
ISBN 13 : 0199669341

Ali Ansari provides a radical reinterpretation of Iranian history and politics, placing the Islamic Revolution in the context of a century of political change and social transforma..

Revolutions A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-01-06 | Author : Jack A. Goldstone | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199858521
ISBN 13 : 0199858527

From 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, revolutions have shaken the world. In their pursuit of social justice, revolutionaries have taken on the assembled might of monarchies, empire..

Geopolitics A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-06-26 | Author : Klaus Dodds | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191664472
ISBN 13 : 0191664472

Geopolitics is a way of looking at the world: one that considers the links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity. In certain places such as Iraq, Lebanon, or I..

The Mongols A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2012-05-04 | Author : Morris Rossabi | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199939350
ISBN 13 : 0199939357

In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Mongols carved out the largest land-based empire in world history, stretching from Korea to Russia in the north and from China to Sy..

Ancient Assyria A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2015-03-26 | Author : Karen Radner | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191024931
ISBN 13 : 0191024937

Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, ..

Ancient Greece

Pub Date : 2009-10-22 | Author : Paul Cartledge | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 0191579602
ISBN 13 : 9780191579608

The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would b..

American Politics A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2013-02-11 | Author : Richard M. Valelly | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199912117
ISBN 13 : 0199912114

American politics seems to grow more contentious and complicated by the day, and whether American democracy works well is hotly debated. Amidst all this roiling partisan argument a..