publications

ICDAC’s Publishing department’s efforts are directed towards publishing works mostly translated and written at the Centre, as well as related works suggested for joint publication, with prominent publishers such as Hermes Publishers, Farzan-e-Rooz, Agah, Toos, Sales, etc.

The department's focus is on works related to dialogue among civilizations and cultures, while following a long-term policy in publishing classics.

Staff:

Director:                     Mohammad Taghi Ghezelsofla 
Deputy Director:          Mahdi Davoodi
Coordinator:                Afsoon Vafadoost 

Book Titles:

  1. A Day of Stone
    Yiannis Ritsos (Translated by Fereydoon Faryad)

  2. A History of Chinese Philosophy
    Fung Yu-Lan (
    Translated by Farid Javaher Kalam
  3. A History of Islamic Societies
    Ira M. Lapidus (Translated by Ali Bakhtiarizadeh)

  4. A Manual of Pahlavi
    Henrik Samuel Nyberg

  5. Aesop’s Fables
    Translated by Homayoon Pasha Safavi

  6. African Tales: The Singing Chameleon 
    Retold by Geraldine Elliot & Kathleen Arnott (
    Translated by Mahmood Habibi & Javad Allafchi)

  7. Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991
    Eric Hobsbawm (Translated by Hassan Mortazavi)
  8. Al-Fehrest
    Mohammad Ben Eshagh Ben Nadim
    (Translated by Mohammad Reza Tajadod)

  9. American Indian Fairy Tales
    William Trowbridge Larned (
    Translated by Sarvenaz Safavi)

  10. An island in the moon (Selected Lyrics)
    William Blake (Translated by Houshang Rahnama)
     

  11. Anabase
    Saint-John Perse (
    Translated by M.A. Sepanlou)

  12. Armenians of Iran
    Andranic Houvian
  13. Awakening of Faith in Mahayana (The)
    Attributed to Avsaghosa (Translated & annotated by A. Pashayee)
  14. Belawhar & Boyuzasf
    Mowlana Nezam (
    Edited by Mohammad Rowsan)
  15. Book of Reason and Sign of Love (Volume I)
    Dr. Gholamhossein Ebrahimi Dinani
  16. Book of Reason and Sign of Love (Volume II)
    Dr.
    Gholamhossein Ebrahimi Dinani
  17. Book of Reason and Sign of Love (Volume III)
    Dr.
    Gholamhossein Ebrahimi Dinani
  18. Buddha: Looking for the Roots of Heaven
    Amir Hossein Ranjbar
  19. Builders of the Old World
    Gertrude Hartman (Translated by Hassan Mortazavi)
  20. Canadian Children's Treasury
    Retold by Elizabeth Clark, William Toye, George Clutesi, … (Translated by Mojtaba Abdollahnejad)
  21. Cendre Inachevée: Poémes Choisis
    René Char (Translated by Hossein Masoumi Hamedani)
  22. Cent un quatrains 
    Omar Khayyam (French translation by Gilbert Lazard)
  23. Century of Intellectuals  
    Dr. Mohammad Taghi Ghezelsofla
  24. Chahar Maqala: A Selection
    Nidhami Arudhi Samarqandi (
    Translated from Persian by Edward G. Browne)
  25. Chardin le Persan
    D. Der Cruysse (Translated by H. Akhavan Taghavi)
  26. Children of the Salmon and other Irish Folk Tales
    E
    ileen O’Faolain (Translated by Mohammad Gozarabadi)

  27. CHOOSE LIFE: A Dialogue 
    Arnold Toynbee and Daisaku Ikeda (Translated by A. Pashayee et al - Edited by Fariborz Majidi)

  28. The City in History, Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects (The)
    "A
    Classic Study"
    Lewis Mumford (Translated by Dr. Ahmad Azimi Boloorian)

  29. Collected Papers of the International Conference on Human Rights and Dialogue of Civilizations
  30. Collected Papers of the Proceeding of the First Seminar on the Cultural-Civilizational Relations between Iran and Africa - Volume I
  31. Collected Papers of the “Socrates, Philosopher of Dialogue” Seminar
  32. Collection of Odysseys (Two Volumes)
    Manoochehr Daneshpajooh
  33. Concept of Civilization and the Necessity of its 
    Restoration in Social Sciences

    Dr. Ahmad Sadri
  34. Concept of West in the contemporary World
    Edited by Iman Shafie-Beig

  35. Confessions of Saint Augustine
    Translated by Sayeh Meisami

  36. Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: A Multicultural Approach 
    Brian Fay (Translated by Khashayar Deihimi)

  37. Cults and Legends of Ancient Iran and China & Studies in Shahnameh
    J. C. Coyajee (Edited by Jalil Doostkhah)
  38. Cultural Industries: A Challenge for the Future of Culture
    A UNESCO Publication (Translated by Mehrdad Vahdati)

  39. Cultures in Conflict  
    B. Lewis (Translated by B. Oveisi)
  40. Death of a Poet 
    Selected Poems of Mikhail Iurevich Lermontov (
    Translated by Zahra Mohammadi)

  41. Deutsche Liebesgedichte
    Compiled and translated by Ali Abdollahi

  42. Dhamma Pada
    A. Pashayee
  43. Dhammapada
    Reza Alavi
  44. Dialogue: A play in one act
    Farindokht Zahedi

  45. Dialogue and Understanding in the Holy Quran- Ways, Patterns and Accomplishments
    Muhammad Husayn Fadl Allah (Translated by Hossein Mirdamadi)

  46. Dialogue in a real world: quixotic pursuit sine qua non?
    Dr. Ali Paya

  47. Dictionary of Literary Terms (New Edition)
    Sima Dad
     

  48. Dream and Nightmare
    Compiled and Translated by Dr. Abdolhossein Farzad

  49. Edward W. Said 
    Hamid Azodanloo

  50. Emily Dickinson's Selected Poems and Letters
    Translated by Saeed Saeedpoor

  51. Encyclopaedia of the Musical Instruments of Iran (Volume I)
    Chordophones in Regional Music

    Mohammad Reza Darvishi
  52. English Fables and Fairy Stories
    James Reeves (Translated by Mohammad Reza Parsayar)
  53. European Perspectives on Cultural Policy
    Christopher Gordon and Simon Mundy (Translated by Hadi Ghabrai)

  54. Epic of Iran, A Memorial from beyond the Millennia
    Jalili Doostkhah
  55. Ethnic Genealogy and National Survival 
    Esmail Yordshahian
  56. Freedom of Expression in Islam (Selected Papers)
    Mohammad Hashim Kamali (
    Introduced, selected and translated by M. S. Hanaee Kashani)

  57. Future of Islam and the West (Clash of Civilizations
    or Peaceful Coexistence?)
    Shirin Hunter (Translated by H. Majd)
  58. Genealogy of Philosophy
    Volume I: Philosophical Thoughts at the End of Second Millennium (A Dialogue with Dr. Mohammad Zeimaran)

    Interviewer: Mohammad Reza Ershad

  59. German Hero-Sagas and Folk-Tales (Oxford Myths and Legends)
    Barbara Leonie Picard (Translated by Roya Saeedi)

  60. Global Seminar of Fiction and Dialogue Among Cultures

  61. Globalization and Culture
    John Tomlinson (Translated by Mohsen Hakimi)

  62. ReturnGlobalization, Social Theory and Global Culture
    Ronald Robertson (Translated by Kamal Pooladi)
  63. Golden Bough: A study in magic and religion (The)
    Sir James George Frazer
    (Translated by Kazem Firouzmand)

  64. Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales: A Selection
    Translated by Ahmad Kasayeepoor
  65. Harat History Book
    Seif Ben Mohammad Ben Yaghoob Al-Heravi (Edited by Gholamreza Tabatabaee Majd)

  66. Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity (The) 
    Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Translated by Mostafa Shahrayeeni, Edited by Shahram Pazooki)

  67. Henry Longfellow’s selected poems
    Translated by Mohammad Ali Eslami Nadoushan

  68. HinaYana
    A. Pashayee
  69. Histoire de la Philosophie au Xxe siecle  
    Christian Delacampagne (Translated by Bagher Parham)
  70. History of Civilizations: The Sassanid Iran
    Saeed Nafisi (Compiled by Abdolkarim Jorbozehdar)

  71. Hollow Shell of Cricket: Japanese Haiku, From Japanese Language
    Translated by A. Pashayee, Kimie Maeda

  72. Holly Gathas
    Rahim Chavosh Akbari (Yasnay-e Tabrizi)

  73. Hungarian Folk-tales 
    Val Biro (
    Translated by Mohammad Gozarabadi)

  74. Ideology & International Relations in the Modern World
    Alan Cassels (
    Translated by M. Abdullahzadeh)
  75. Imitation of Christ (The)
    Thomas A. Kempis (
    Translated by Saeed Edalatnejad)
  76. In Quest of Right and Justice: From Natural Rights to Human Rights
    Mohammad Ali Movahed

  77. In the Moon Livery 
    Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath (Translated by Saeed Saeedpoor)

  78. Intellectualism in Iran “Dialogue among Civilizations and Intellectualism”

  79. Interior Biography (The) 
    Banafsheh Hejazi
     

  80. Iranisches Namenbuch (Iranian Name Book)
    Ferdinand Justi (With a Persian preface by Dr. Ali Ashraf Sadeghi)

  81. Islam et Modernité
    Abdallah Laroui (Translated by Amir Rezaie)

  82. Islamic Intellectual Traditions in Persia (The)
    Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Translated by Saied Dehghani)

  83. Jandagh & Tarood: Two forgotten harbors on the shores of desert
    Parviz Rajabi

  84. Japanese Mind: Essentials of Japanese Philosophy and Culture
    Edited
    by Charles A. Moore (Translated by A. Pashayee)

  85. Japanese Tales and Legends
    Helen and William McAlpine (Translated by Ebrahim Eghlidi)

  86. John Locke and Liberty Idea  
    Farshad Shareeati

  87. Kampa
    Clara Janés (Translated by Farhad Azarmi & Foad Naziri)

  88. Kashf Al-Mahjub: A Selection
    Ali B. Uthman Al-Jullabi Al-Hujwiri (Translated by Reynold A. Nicholson)

  89. Knowledge and the Sacred
    Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Translated by F. Mirzaee)
  90. La solitude de l'univers
    Paul Éluard (Translated by Mohammad-Reza Parsayar)
  91. Land & the Instrument (Masters and Musicians of Iranian Regional Music)
    In paintings by Farzaneh Maleki Dizaji
  92. Les fleurs du mal
    Charles Baudelaire (Translated by Mohammad Reza Parsayar)
  93. Les Gress et les Barbares: L'autre côté de l'histoire
    Volume I: Une erreur de l’Histoire

    Amir Mehdi Badi’
    (Translated by Morteza Saqebfar)

  94. Les Gress et les Barbares: L'autre côté de l'histoire Volume II: Deux Mondes Complementaires 
    Amir Mehdi Badi’
    (Translated by A. Rouhbakhshan)

  95. Les Gress et les Barbares: L'autre côté de l'histoire
    Volume III: Suse contre Athènes 

    Amir Mehdi Badi’ (Translated by Qasem Son’avi)

  96. Les Gress et les Barbares: L'autre côté de l'histoire
    Volume IV, Book I: Salamine et Platèes
      
    Amir Mehdi Badie
    (Translated by A. Roohbakhshan)

  97. Les motifs Zoroastriens dans la philosophie de Sohrawardi
    Henry Corbin (Translated by A. Roohbakhshian)
  98. Les Litteratures de L’inde
    Louis Renou (Translated by Dr. Sirus Zaka
    )
  99. Links across Time and Place: A World History (Four volumes)
    Ross E. Dunn, et al
    (Translated by Abdolhosein Azarang)

  100. L’islam et les fondements du pouvoir
    Ali Abderraziq (Translated by
    Amir Rezayee)

  101. L’islamisme contre L’islam 
    Muhammad Saïd Ashmawi (Translated by Amir Rezaie)

  102. Live in a Better Way: Reflections on Truth, Love and Happiness
    Dalai Lama (Compiled by Renuka Singh (Translated by Faramarz Javaherinia)

  103. Living Sufism 
    Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Translated by Dr.Hossein Heidari, Mohammad Hadi Amini)

  104. Lost Millennia (Volume I)
    Parviz Rajabi
  105. Lost Millennia (Volume IV: Arcasids - The Parthians)
    Parviz Rajabi

  106. Lost Millennia (Volume V: Sassanids)
    Parviz Rajabi

  107. Love Lyrics of Ancient Egypt
    Ezra Pound, Noel Stock, Barbara Hughes Fowler (Translated by A. Saffari)

  108. Mahayana Buddhism
    Beatrice Lane Suzuki (Translated by A. Pashayee)

  109. Mani et la tradition Manicheenne
    F. Decre (Translated by A. Bagheri)
  110. Marco Polo in Persien
    Alfons Gabriel (Translated by Dr. Parviz Rajabi)
  111. Medieval Thought (A History of Western Philosophy)
    David Lascombe (Translated by Mohammad Saeed Hanaee Kashani)
  112. Midnight Sun (The)
    Selected Poems of Jacques Prévert
    (Translated by Mohammad Reza Parsayar)
  113. Modern African Poetry
    Edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier (Translated by Farideh Hasanzadeh "Mostafavi")
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  114. Molavi’s Mystical Love Poems – A Selection
    Translated by Arthur John Arberry
    Compiled by Dr. Ali Ahmadi

  115. Multiculturalism
    C. W. Watson (Translated by Hassan Pouyan)

  116. Music and Theatre in Harat
    Nasreddin Saljooghi

  117. Myth and Meaning 
    Claude Levi Strauss (Translated by Fazel Larijani, Ali Jahan Poolad)

  118. Night is a basket of darkness (selected poems)
    Gabriela Mistral (Translated by Foad Naziri)

    From the world poetry series

  119. Oasis D’e’Meraude
    Sohrab Sepehri
    (Translated into French by Daryush Shayegan)

  120. Official Documents, Speeches & Discussions on Dialogue among Civilizations
    Amir Hossein Mehdizadeh 
  121. On Dialogue 
    David Bohm (Edited by Lee Nichol, Translated by M. A. Hossein-nejad)
  122. Pantheism of Ibn Al-Arabi & Meister Eckhart
    Ghassem Kakaee

  123. Philosophy in Christian Antiquity
    Christopher Stead (Translated by Abdorrahim Soleimani Ardestani)

  124. Philosophy in Internet

  125. Philosophy of Wittgenstein
    Compiled by Narsis Ghorbani 

  126. Post Modernism and Islam
    Akbar S. Ahmad (Translated by Farhad Farahmand)
  127. Prajnaparamita
    A. Pashayee
  128. Prayer for Lost Objects: A non-Weberian Approach to the Birth of Modern Society
    Mojtaba Sadria (Translated by Davoud Tabaii)
  129. Preventing the Clash of Civilizations  
    R. Herzog (Translated by H. Homayoonpoor)
  130. Realm of Myth (The)
    Interviews of Mohammad Reza Ershad
  131. Religious Institution and Thought during the Safavid Iran (The History of the Development of the Religious Structure in Iran 16th – 18th Century)
    Dr. Mansur Sefatgol

  132. Rhazes the Sage (Natural Wisdom and Philosophical System of Muhammad b. Zakariya Sayrafi)
    Parviz Azkaei (Spitman)

  133. Robert Frost's Selected Poems
    Translated by Fathollah Mojtabaee

  134. Role of Social Sciences in Dialogue among Civilizations (The)

  135. Roman Mythology 
    Stewart Perowne (
    Translated by Bajelan Farrokhi)

  136. Rustam and Suhrab
    Abulqasem Ferdowsi (Translated from Persian by A. G. & E. Warner)

  137. Sandbad Nameh
    Mohammad Ibn Zahiri Samarqandi (
    Edited by Dr. Mohammad Baqer Kamal al-Dini)

  138. Scale of a Thousand Pans 
    Dr. Parviz Rajabi

  139. Scottish Folk-Tales and Legends
    Retold by Barbara Ker Wilson (
    Translated by Ebrahim Eghlidi)

  140. Sear of the Rose and fourteen other chapters on Myth (The)
    Dr. Katayoon Mazdapoor

  141. Selselat-o-Altavarikh
    Soleyman Tajer Seirafi -Compiled by Abu Zeid Hassan Seirafi (
    Translated by Dr. Hosein Gharechanloo)

  142. Semiotics and Dialogue among Civilizations   
    Dr. Jahangir Moini
  143. Shirazian Philosopher in India 
    Akbar Soboot
  144. Spirit of Protestantism (The)
    Robert McAfee Brown (
    Translated by Fariborz Majidi)
  145. Study of Religion: A Dialogue with Dr. Fathollah Mojtabayee
    Interviewer: Masood Razavi
  146. Swiss-Alpine Folk-Tales
    Retold by Fritz Muller Guggenbuhl (Translated by Mojtaba Abdollahnejad)
  147. Tales of Ancient Egypt
    Selected and retold by Roger Lancelyn Green
    (Translated by Ebrahim Eghlidi)

  148. Theoretical Foundation of Politics in Multicultural Communities
    Seyed Alireza Hoseini Beheshti
  149. Towards a Theology of Religions
    Glyn Richards (Translated by Reza Gandomi Nasr Abadi, Ahmad Reza Meftah)
  150. Turkish Folktales 
    Barbara K. Walker (Translated by Mohammad Gozarabadi)
  151. Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry (A bilingual anthology)
    Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, etc. (Translated by Faride Hassanzade Mostafavi)
  152. Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (The)
     Bruno Bettelheim (Translated by Akhtar Shariatzadeh)
  153. Walt Whitman's Selected Poems
    Translated by Dr. Cyrus Parham

  154. Water and Mountain in Indo-Iranian Mythology
    Amanollah Ghorashi
  155. Werke in vier Bänden (Friederich Nietzsche and his Quotes)
    Translated by Parisa Rezayee, Reza Najafi
  156. West-Eastern Divan  
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (Translated by Dr. Koorosh Safavi)

  157. We, the Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the 21st  Century
    Kofi Annan
    (Translated by Reza Rezaei)

  158. World’s Most Beautiful Tales 
    Compiled by Inge Dreecken and Walter Schneider (Translated by Ali Abdollahi and Siamak Golshiri)

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Islamic Intellectual Traditions in Persia (The)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Translated by Saied Dehghani

The essays collected in this volume were written over many years by Seyyed Hossein Nasr on the Islamic intellectual tradition in Persia. These writings, which 
were scattered among numerous journals and 
collections,have been brought together into a single volume, thereby making it more accessible for the general reader. The essays gathered here provide us with a major study of philosophical activities in Persia since their inception. Moreover, they bear witness to a life devoted to scholarship and are essential for a better understanding of the general intellectual history of Islam and the contributions of Persian philosophers. Return

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History of Civilizations: The Sassanid Iran
Saeed Nafisi
Compiled by Abdolkarim Jorbozehdar

The late researcher and university professor’s account on the classes of people, Iranian religions, industries, administration and tax system, and in general the civilizational grandeur of the Sassanid Iran. Return

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Music and Theatre in Harat
Nasreddin Saljooghi

The art of music, songs, singers and musicians, plays, theatre and music, and music instruments in ancient Harat and Afghanistan. Return

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Philosophy of Wittgenstein
Compiled by Narsis Ghorbani

Contemporary philosopher and thinker Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna. His two theses Tractatus logico-philosophicus and the Philosophische Untersuchungen are two important stages of his mental outlook, which influenced contemporary philosophy, and

many analytic and linguistic philosophers and even Christian scholars as well. Hard as it may be to understand the depth of his thoughts, it opens unlimited horizons for human mind. Wittgenstein died from cancer in 1951.  Return

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Holly Gathas
Rahim Chavosh Akbari (Yasnay-e Tabrizi)

Persian translation of Zoroaster’s originally Indian poems, in verse. Return

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Prayer for Lost Objects: A non-Weberian Approach to the Birth of Modern Society
Mojtaba Sadria
Translated by Davoud Tabaii

What the author has paid special attention to in this book -although indirectly- is to steer sociology through the dangerous passageway of the concept of Rationality,as it now reigns the Weberian Sociology. Return

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Les Gress et les Barbares: L'autre côté de l'histoire
Volume III: Suse contre Athènes 
Amir Mehdi Badi’
Translated by Qasem Son’avi

Truth about the Alexander’s Conquests: How the Achaemenids fought the Greeks because they were provoked.Return

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The Sear of the Rose (and fourteen other chapters on Myth)
Dr. Katayoon Mazdapoor

MYTH is now one of the used and recognized words of the Persian language. It has a kind of sacred, hidden meaning, both clear and expressive. 
It is conveniently and broadly used, and attracts a great amount of multi faceted interest from people, as it conveys an appealing, dreamlike and fanciful image to mind that is almost unparalleled. People seem to understand and agree on the message when they hear or say or read it, without the need to limit and frame the meaning in a particular definition. Thus, putting it simply, this word has no need to be defined in order to be used by the common user.Return

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The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values for Humanity
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Translated by Mostafa Shahrayeeni
Edited by Shahram Pazooki

At a time when Islam is frequently misunderstood and often maligned, this sensitive, insightful, and beautifully written book comes as a ray of sunshine. 
It will dispel any misconception that a few misguided activists speak for the whole of the faith, and give a new appreciation for the depth and richness that Islam brings to the world’s multicultural civilization.Return

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Links across Time and Place: A World History (Four volumes)
Ross E. Dunn, et al
Translated by Abdolhosein Azarang

A world history for today's interacting world from distinguished world historians.


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Les Gress et les Barbares: L'autre côté de l'histoire
Volume I: Une erreur de l’Histoire
Amir Mehdi Badi’

Translated by Morteza Saqebfar

One of the rare books in print to shed light on the Iranian history of the Achaemenid era, “Greeks and Barbarians” 

is a study of the relationship of the Ancient Iran and Ancient Greece, an expose of the lies made by Herodotus and his followers, a display of the tricks used by the prejudiced historians of old and new to distort the history, and their antagonism for Iran and adoration for Greece, and a description of the role of Achaemenids in the shaping of the world history. Return

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Les Gress et les Barbares: L'autre côté de l'histoire 
Volume II: Deux Mondes Complementaires 
Amir Mehdi Badi’

Translated by A. Rouhbakhshan

Volume II of the “Greeks and Barbarians” was not writhento put the two ancient civilizations of Iran and 

Greece in confronting positions, but as started in the Volume I, it is an effort to use the most genuine records in history to demonstrate that contrary to the accepted beliefs, these two worlds, fundamentally and profoundly different in customs, traditions, language and temperament, were more complementing rather than opposing or negating each other. Return

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Les Gress et les Barbares: L'autre côté de l'histoire
Volume IV, Book I: Salamine et Platèes  
Amir Mehdi Badie

Translated by A. Roohbakhshan

Continuing the previous volumes on the true positions of Iran and Greece in the world history. Return

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Harat History Book
Seif Ben Mohammad Ben Yaghoob Al-Heravi

Edited by Gholamreza Tabatabaee Majd

A valuable account of Iran after the invasion of the Mongolian army. Return

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A Day of Stone
Yiannis Ritsos

Translated by Fereydoon Faryad

Yiannis Ritsos has long been recognized as one of the most prolific writers of contemporary Greece and as one of Europe's most important poets of the 20th century. In his 70 years of active life as a poet, he 

produced works that continue to amaze his readers. This work provides an introduction to the life, thought, and poetry of this highly regarded poet. Anyone interested in Modern Greek poetry or the work of Yiannis Ritsos will want to add this work to his library. Return

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Love Lyrics of Ancient Egypt
Ezra Pound, Noel Stock, Barbara Hughes Fowler
Translated by A. Saffari

From the World Poetry Series

Ancient Egypt is often thought of as a gloomy society obsessed with death. But a collection of papyri, dating to 

the latter half of the New Kingdom, presents us with delicate love lyrics that dispel any such illusion. These vibrant love poems, purported to be by boys and girls perhaps as young as thirteen or fourteen years of age, are remarkable for their sensuousness. Return

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Dialogue: A play in one act
Farindokht Zahedi

A new story built upon the similarities of nine female characters from seven world famous plays. Regardless of geographical and historical boundaries, these characters coming from different times and different cultures from Ancient Greece to North America, demonstrate the general human attributes. They have
been revitalized in a new stage in which, with different understandings and sentiments, they search for the shared reality of the time. Return

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Jandagh & Tarood: Two Forgotten Harbors on the Shores of Desert
Parviz Rajabi

“… By portraying the desert and its people, I aim to bring into the memory the forgotten nature of the desert…” Return

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European Perspectives on Cultural Policy
Christopher Gordon and Simon Mundy
Translated by Hadi Ghabrai

It has long been part of UNESCO's clearing-house functions to convey fresh thinking to the general public around the world. The Organization has accordingly turned to Christopher Gordon and Simon Mundy, inviting 

them to bring their acumen and experience to bear onthe matter of cultural policy reviews and requirements for a sustainable cultural policy. Return

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Multiculturalism
C. W. Watson
Translated by Hassan Pouyan

Multicultural and multiculturalism are words frequently used to describe the ethnic diversity, which exists everywhere in the world today. However, there is some confusion about what precisely they signify. This book 

looks at some of the debates associated with these words and with the concepts attached to them. In particular the arguments for and against multiculturalism are examined in the context of modern states in different political and historical circumstances. The focus of the discussion is placed on issues such as minority rights, education, religious tolerance and the trend to global homogenization. The result is a concise and balanced overview of a topic with wide appeal across undergraduate and postgraduate courses from sociology and politics to cultural studies and anthropology. Return

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The Golden Bough (A study in magic and religion)
Sir James George Frazer

Translated by Kazem Firouzmand

The thesis on the origins of magic and religion that the book elaborates "will be long and laborious," Frazer warns readers, "but may possess something of the charm of a voyage of discovery, in which we shall visit

many strange lands, with strange foreign peoples, and still stranger customs." 
Chief among those customs--at least as the book is remembered in the popular imagination--is the sacrificial killing of god-kings to ensure bountiful harvests, which Frazer traces through several cultures, including in his elaborations the myths of Adonis and Balder.
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Rhazes the Sage: Natural Wisdom and Philosophical System of Muhammad 
b. Zakariya Sayrafi

By Parviz Azkaei (Spitman)

Compiled in seven chapters and focused on natural wisdom and philosophical system, the book aims to elucidate that “Philosophy” in both general and specific

senses of the word, is the same as materialistic physical knowledge; as perceiving ’s “Physics” obviates “meta-physics” in Iranian philosophy. Return

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Edward W. Said 
Hamid Azodanloo

Edward Said, the renowned literary and cultural critic and passionately engaged intellectual, is one of our era's most formidable, provocative, and important thinkers. For more than three decades his books, which include Culture and Imperialism, Peace and Its Discontents, and

the seminal study Orientalism, have influenced not only our worldview, but the very terms of public discourse. Return

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Global Seminar of Fiction and Dialogue Among Cultures

On March 5-7, 2002, International Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations and Kish Free Zone Organization jointly held the first Global Seminar on “Fiction and Dialogue among Cultures” in Kish Island. Prominent literary figures from Iran and other countries attended 

the eventful gathering, which was covered by reporters of Iranian and foreign news agencies, as well as the editors of literary publications. A collection of messages, articles and stories, as well as some sideline stories on the event is compiled in the present book. Return

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Night is a basket of darkness (selected poems)
Gabriela Mistral
Translated by Foad Naziri 

From the world poetry series

Reading the selected works of Gabriela Mistral is to experience the beauty of artistic language, such as in 

poems like "Rocking", "The Future," "The Rose," "Song Of The Dead Girls", "The Christmas Star" and "The Wild Strawberry." It is an enjoyable experience for students and people who love poetry. Mistral's message to her readers depicts her real attitude toward life and confidence in her profound feelings. Mistral's word is sufficient to open our mind to see a different horizon, and to find new ways to express sentiments that have been hidden in our hearts. Return

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Henry Longfellow’s selected poems
Translated by Mohammad Ali Eslami Nadoushan

From the World Poetry Series

When Henry Wadsworth Longfellow died on March 24, 1882, at the age of seventy-five, he was the most celebrated poet in the English-speaking world. 

Longfellow was an unsurpassed master in his use of musical language. Few poets could match his sonorous and rhythmically sensual use of words. His poetry is rarely abstract, and the vivid, descriptive imagery and the narrative form of verse he favored make it pleasing to read and follow. One of the most popular poets who ever lived, Longfellow was a marvelous storyteller. In addition, his verse expressed his deep sincerity and his uncanny ability to identify with the hearts and passions of those who read and reread his poems. Return

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Werke in vier Bänden (Friederich Nietzsche and his Quotes)
Translated by Parisa Rezayee, Reza Najafi

This is a collection of writings from the German philosopher Friederich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
Anyone who has slogged his way through the swamps of German philosophical writing will find Nietzsche a

refreshing and exhilarating change, although for philosophical fireworks, Nietzsche can hardly be matched. 
His brazen defiance of intellectualism's conventions still rings in contemporary thought because he practiced philosophy with a hammer.
Nietzsche is one of the few philosophers since Plato whom large numbers of intelligent people read for pleasure.
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Buddha: Looking for the Roots of Heaven
Amir Hossein Ranjbar

Buddha was asked: “Is there really anything in this world you like?” He said, “Yes, I very much like those silky, watery threads and roots which tie the Heaven and Earth together, and attach this earthy world to the skies above; yes, I love the rain very much.” Return

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Scale of a Thousand Pans
Dr. Parviz Rajabi

It is no longer justified to say men will be men! We are more lab-produced entities than natural people, and what’s more, we are the products of six billion one-product labs! 

Maybe in a village situated deep into the desert, and with some concession and compromise, that saying can still be applicable, but in the gargantuan metropolis it will be far from wise. In large cities, the need for a thousand-panned scale is more acutely felt. Return

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Book of Reason and Sign of Love (Volume III)
Dr. Gholamhossein Ebrahimi Dinani

Is Love the fruit of Reason, or is it the other way round, and Reason is born out of Love?
The third volume of Book of Reason and Sign of Love discusses the fundamental and key question of Reason 

and Love, and explores how scholars of Reason view the subject; in the hope to eliminate some of the ambiguities risen from oversimplification and misunderstanding. Return

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Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry (A bilingual anthology)
Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, etc. 
Translated by Faride Hassanzade Mostafavi

Latin American poetry aims only its own heart and soul, and follows only its own historical course, but with such a great wealth of power, sincerity and generosity, that it turns out to be a world treasure for all humanity. Return

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World’s Most Beautiful Tales 
Compiled by Inge Dreecken and Walter Schneider
Translated by Ali Abdollahi and Siamak Golshiri

A collection of 98 stories from the people of Pacific Islands from Hawaii to Australia, and the Indians from Greenland to Fireland.  Return

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Iranisches Namenbuch (Iranian Name Book)
Ferdinand Justi
(With a Persian preface by Dr. Ali Ashraf Sadeghi)

Ferdinand Justi (1837-1907) is one of the most renowned German orientologists and Iranologists of the world. The “Iranian Name Book” is one of his most valuable works.

Although a hundred years old, it is still regarded as a highly reliable reference book for studies on Iranian names, especially those found in the myths, Avestan and Pahlavi languages, and the Ancient Persia. Return

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Dictionary of Literary Terms (New Edition)
Sima Dad
 

Dictionary of Persian and European terms and concepts (Descriptive and Comparative) Return

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The Interior Biography
Banafsheh Hejazi
 

Brief biography and poems of Iranian poetesses from Ghajar period to Pahlavi the first. Return

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Robert Frost
Selected Poems
Tra
nslated by Fathollah Mojtabaee

From the World Poetry Series

Reading his time-honored poems, it's difficult to imagine the young Robert Frost struggling to find a publisher for

his work. In fact, he was nearly 40 when his first collection appeared. Over the next 50 years he would become the quintessential American poet, securing a well-cushioned catbird seat in the literary canon. A four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Frost created a new poetic language that has a deep and timeless resonance.
The present book is a collection of 39 poems including "Mending Wall," "The Road Not Taken," "The Death of the Hired Man," and "The Fear."
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Dream and Nightmare
Compiled and Translated by Dr. Abdolhossein Farzad

From the World Poetry Series

Selected works of contemporary Arab poets. Return

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Walt Whitman
Selected Poems
Translated by Dr. Cyrus Parham

From the World Poetry Series

Walt Whitman was America's first truly great poet and his influence is still evident today.

More than one hundred years after his death, Whitman's poetry has become part of the American heritage, the cornerstone of modern American verse. It is a visionary, which speaks as aptly to readers today as it will to future generations. As he says in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," "others...look back on me because I look'd forward to them." Whitman's poetry is a link that connects all Americans—past, present, and future. Return

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Emily Dickinson
Selected Poems and Letters
Translated by Saeed Saeedpoor

From the World Poetry Series

An excellent introduction to the work of a poet whose originality of thought remains unsurpassed in American 

poetry, this book includes poems and letters, as well as the only contemporary description of Emily Dickinson in Thomas Wentworth Higginson's account of his correspondence with the poet and his visit to her in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she lived as a recluse, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. Her poems express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature, and of what Henry James called "the landscape of the soul." Return

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Les motifs Zoroastriens dans la philosophie  de Sohrawardi
Henry Corbin 
Translated by A. Roohbakhshian

Corbin is one of the foremost interpreters of Iranian, Sufi and Persian gnosticism in the west.This prolific Islamic scholar is also the author of such books as History of Islamic Philosophy, The Imginary and the Imaginal, and Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi. Return

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Rustam and Suhrab
Abulqasem Ferdowsi 
Translated from Persian by A. G. & E. Warner

No story in the Shahnameh has more engaged the interest an sympathies of audiences in the West than that of the tragic encounter between Suhrab and his father, Rustam. Return

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La solitude de l'univers (Poèmes Choisis)
Paul Éluard
Translated by Mohammad-Reza Parsayar
"Collection Bilingue"

Paul Éluard (pen-name for Eugène Grindel) published over seventy books, including poetry, literary and political works and poetic texts dedicated to such painters as Pablo Picasso.

To Éluard, love was a kind of revolution of the spirit, binding one soul to another, to reach universal solidarity. In his love lyrics, Éluard exemplifies the visionary effects of love, showing all interior restraint giving away in front of a overwhelming, stunning joy. Return

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The Realm of Myth

Interviews of Mohammad Reza Ershad with Abolghasem Esmailpoor, Ramin Jahanbagloo, Dariush Shayegan, Hooshang Rahnama, Mohammad Sanati, Morad Farhadpoor, Naser Fakoohi, Hassan Ghazi Moradi, Mir Jalaledin Kazzazi, Katayoon Mazdapoor, Mostafa Malekian, Yadollah Mooghen and Hoora Yavari. Return

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Deutsche Liebesgedichte
Compiled and translated by Ali Abdollahi

From the World Poetry Series (Bilingual)

100 love poems by 27 German speaking poets from the Middle Ages to the present day. Return

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Children of the Salmon and other Irish Folk Tales
E
ileen O’Faolain
Translated by Mohammad Gozarabadi 

Ancient Irish fairy tales and animal stories gathered before they would be lost. A treasure-trove for storytellers and children who enjoy longer read-alouds. Return

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Tales of Ancient Egypt
Selected and retold by Roger Lancelyn Green
Translated by Ebrahim Eghlidi

A collection of the myths, folk tales, and legends of ancient Egypt. These stories include the great myths 
-of Amen Ra, who created all the creatures in the world;

of Isis searching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure, about magic, treasure and adventure- even the first Cinderella story. Return

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African Tales: The Singing Chameleon 
Retold by Geraldine Elliot & Kathleen Arnott
Translated by Mahmood Habibi & Javad Allafchi

A Book of African stories based upon local custom, proverbs and folklore. Charmingly illustrated by Sheila Hawkins. Return

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Kampa 
Clara Janés
Translated by Farhad Azarmi & Foad Naziri

A selection of poems by the Spanish Poetess. 


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The Imitation of Christ
Thomas A. Kempis

Translated by Saeed Edalatnejad

Thomas A. Kempis shows us with great pain, passion, and eloquence how monastic life is the ultimate battle, that between the spirit and the flesh, with stakes no less 

than one's eternal salvation. "Imitations" teaches us how to be humble before God and each other, and how to live in a manner pleasing to God. It offers up devotional prayers that help us move toward a real and meaningful relationship with Jesus. And in Book Four, it provides profound reflections on the Eucharist that, for Catholics, take this Sacrament to a whole new level of significance, mystery, and beauty. Return

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The Role of Social Sciences in Dialogue among Civilizations

Collection of articles presented to the seminar entitled
“Evaluating the Role of Social Sciences in Dialogue among Civilizations” held with the collaboration of ICDAC Social
Science Group, Iranian Sociological Association and Shiraz University.Return

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Lost Millennia (Volume V: Sassanids)
Parviz Rajabi


Writing the history of Sassanids is a difficult task, for most of the kings of this dynasty had two faces. One is the hidden face, the face with no sympathy for people. Some even tempt historians to recognize the Sassanids as the 

beginning of the cruel sovereigns of Iran, who ruled people for centuries but regarded them as nothing.
On the other hand, the Iranians of the Sassanid era were leaders in arts and culture for another four centuries…
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The Awakening of Faith in Mahayana
Attributed to Avsaghosa

Translated & annotated by A. Pashayee

Unlike Muslims who have only one Holly Book, Buddhists of both major sects of Hinayana and Mahayana have more than a thousand holy scripts, some of which are thousands of pages themselves.

Awakening of Faith is an abstract on religious lessons, for in reality, as obvious by the title of the book, it is about faith in and practice of Buddhism, discussing all the key concepts of Buddhism. Return

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Belawhar & Boyuzasf
Mowlana Nezam
Edited by Mohammad Rowsan


Belawhar & Boyuzasf (Buzasef) is a book about rituals and morals, with philosophical tales and preachings as noteworthy as those in Kelileh & Demneh. 

This book of tales says of Gautama Siddhartha or Buddha’s sequestered life and thoughts. Return

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L’islamisme contre L’islam 
Muhammad Saïd Ashmawi
Translated by Amir Rezaie

God wanted Islam to be a Religion, but people made it Politics. This is the idea in defense of which Muhammad Saïd Ashmawi wrote his book. 

He distinctly states: “Muslims have never succeeded in making a clear distinction between Transcendence and History, and Ethics and Practice. This lack of distinction has turned to be fortunate for the Muslim political figures…” Return

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Living Sufism 
Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Translated by Dr.Hossein Heidari, 
Mohammad Hadi Amini


Renowned Persian Sufist and Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr, who is considered to be the most 

important living Muslim philosopher, gives a rich account of the spiritual and metaphysical significance of Sufism as a living tradition. Return

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On Dialogue 
David Bohm
Edited by Lee Nichol
Translated by M. A. Hossein-nejad

The question of how we communicate is at the heart of 
On Dialogue
.

This revised and expanded edition is the most comprehensive documentation to date of best-selling author David Bohm dialogical world view. Whilst the exercise of dialogue is as old as civilization itself, in recent times a profusion of practices, techniques and definitions has arisen around the term ‘dialogue’. None of these approaches can claim to be the correct view, but it is possible to distinguish between them and to clarify the intention of which. To this end edition of On Dialogue illuminates the underlying meaning, purpose and uniqueness of David Bohm’s work in this field. Return

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Death of a Poet
Selected Poems of Mikhail Iurevich Lermontov
Translated by Zahra Mohammadi

From the World Poetry Series (Bilingual)

Lermontov, who died at 27, left a body of poems and one prose work. By his early death, Russian literature was 

robbed of a writer who may have joined the pantheon of the great Tsarist novelists. Return

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The Midnight Sun
Selected Poems of Jacques Prévert
Translated by Mohammad Reza Parsayar

From the World Poetry Series (Bilingual)

 

Jacques Prévert (1900-1977) is known as one of the most popular French poets of 20th century. 
Prévert is famous for giving free reign to the unusual imaginations about the daily life in a new style of language. His poems are of love, freedom, dreams and fantasies, compassion and humor, satires against powerful figures, and the adversity of the social oppression.
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In the Moon Livery
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Translated by Saeed Saeedpoor

From the World Poetry Series (Bilingual)

Sylvia Plath was born in Boston in 1932. Having been influenced by the "confessional" style of Robert Lowell’s

collection Life Studies, her work is full of such ironic wit, technical brilliance, and tremendous emotional power that made her posthumous reputation as a major poet. Her Selected Poems were published by her husband the British Poet Ted Hughes in 1985. Return

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The Spirit of Protestantism
Robert McAfee Brown

Translated by Fariborz Majidi
 

Few words have been more widely misunderstood or more variously defined, than “Protestantism”… “To protest”… in the true meaning of the word, is to make certain affirmations, to give testimony on behalf of certain things.”

The Spirit of Protestantism is an affirmative book based on “the large body of shared convictions” of the various Protestant groups, and on the author’s own beliefs. Professor Brown writes directly to the reader as he discusses the place of the Bible in Protestantism, the laity and the clergy, worship, the relationship between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism, and finally, social and individual ethics.
Robert McAfee Brown is currently Professor of Theology and Ethics at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley.
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Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: A Multicultural Approach 
Brian Fay
Translated by Khashayar Deihimi

This book has a new approach to the Philosophy of Social Science, an approach focally formed on the experience of sharing an already shaped world where 

people are so very different from each other. Such an approach is best called Multicultural, as it is our belief in the diversity of cultures that will draw our attention towards totally different occasions and challenges in our world.Return

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Kashf Al-Mahjub: A Selection 
(Of the Bilingual Series)

Ali B. Uthman Al-Jullabi Al-Hujwiri 
Translated by Reynold A. Nicholson

Kashf Al-Mahjub is one of the most valuable classic works of Persian language. Transcripts of this book are scattered in the libraries all over

the world, and have been published many times. Return

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Cendre Inachevée: Poémes Choisis
René Char 
Translated by Hossein Masoumi Hamedani

A comprehensive, bilingual overview of the great French modernist's work. Indeed, the reader will find this publication a useful contribution to the understanding of a poet whose artistic voice found 

its initial expression among the surrealists and whose craft developed into an intensely personal style, various and multiform, fiercely independent yet based on universally human concerns.Return

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Marco Polo in Persien
Alfons Gabriel
Translated by Dr. Parviz Rajabi

Researchers should not expect to find historical subjects or a new bibliography in my book. I, just following the belief that this book will help the science of Geography, am adding another book to the countless books already written on Marco Polo, the man from Venice.

My wife and I had the opportunity to travel along the routes that the great traveler had taken. In Iran, we repeatedly came upon footmarks of Marco Polo… Return

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Book of Reason and Sign of Love (Volume II)
Dr.
Gholamhossein Ebrahimi Dinani

…Some might say with the elimination of Reason, Love can replace it, and where Love rules all will be lovely. To such claim, it should be replied that Reason is a unique entity with no substitute, and what is defined Non- Reason can never do what Reason does. 

The second Volume of the Book of Reason and Sign of Love is about the relation of Love and Reason. Return

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Islam et Modernité
Abdallah Laroui
Translated by Amir Rezaie
 

The reformist actions are gradually taking back Europe towards the spirit of inherent religion, which is the spirit of real Islam. Nevertheless, the real Islam, defined at the time of the Holy Prophet and implicitly rediscovered by 

the theist Europe of the Age of Intellectuals, is not the same Islam that the Muslims of Age of Decadence practice. Return

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Land & the Instrument
Masters and Musicians of Iranian Regional Music
In paintings by Farzaneh Maleki Dizaji

The Land and Instrument is a contemporary artist’s representation of the part of the cultural identity of Iran. Even though all the visual motifs, used by the painter fall within the scope of traditional culture, she has original

use of standard watercolor techniques in order to illustrate these visual motifs.It is her innovative approach, which to a large extent distinguishes her work from the more customary treatments of her subject. Return

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The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
Bruno Bettelheim
Translated by Akhtar Shariatzadeh

The great child psychologist gives a moving revelation of the enormous and irreplaceable value of fairy tales - how they educate, support and liberate children's emotions.

An indispensable handbook for those concerned with child development and children’s literature, and fascinating reading for anyone interested in human psychology.  Return

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Oasis D’e’Meraude (Selected Poems)
(Of the Bilingual Collection)

Sohrab Sepehri
 

Translated into French by Daryush Shayegan

Sohrab Sepehri is undeniably one of the great Iranian contemporary poets. Being a poet and a painter, his poem is a picture of poetic moments and his painting  

bursting with verses; as these two are of the same origin, roughly described as having a kind of magical empathy with the nature, gazing at the wondrous moments and listening to the silent sound of that life-giving pulse.  Return

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Collected Papers of the “Socrates, Philosopher of Dialogue” Seminar (Tehran 2002)
Foreword and Revision by Seyyed Moosa Dibaj


Published in association with Cultural Research Bureau
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Sandbad Nameh
Mohammad Ibn Zahiri Samarqandi (6th Century A.H.)
Edited by Dr. Mohammad Baqer Kamal al-Dini
 

A Miras-e Maktub book (Written Heritage Publication Centre)
The rich Farsi literature is the biggest heritage our ancestors have left us. This Treasure has come to us in different forms and styles, in verses and prose, orally or written. One of the most valuable of this collection is Sandbad (i.e. Sinbad), which has been called with different names throughout the years and ages, such as Sandbad the Sage, Story of the Seven Viziers, Seven Sages, Story of the Prince and the Seven Viziers, … and is now presented to the readers as Snadbad Nameh. Return

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Chahar Maqala: A Selection
Nidhami Arudhi Samarqandi
Translated from Persian by Edward G. Browne

The Chahar Maqala contains, as its name implies, four discourses, each of which treats a class of men deemed by the author indispensable for the service of kings, to wit, scribes or secretaries; poets; astrologers; and physicians. 

Each discourse begins with certain general considerations on the class in question, which are afterwards illustrated by anecdotes, drawn, in large measures, from the personal reminiscences of the author, who was himself a court-poet and a frequenter of royal assemblies. Return

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Philosophy in Internet

List of links to Internet websites on Philosophy and related topics. Return

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A Manual of Pahlavi (Two Volumes)
Henrik Samuel Nyberg 

Volume I: Texts, Alphabets. Index, Paradigms, Notes and an Introduction

Volume II: Ideograms, Glossary, Abbreviations, Index, Grammatical Survey, Corrigenda to Part I Return

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Pantheism of Ibn Al-Arabi & Meister Eckhart
Ghassem Kakaee

An extensive look at Pantheism as observed by 
two of leading mystics of Islam and the medieval Christendom.
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Scottish Folk-tales and Legends
Retold by Barbara Ker Wilson

Translated by Ebrahim Eghlidi

31 of the most loved Scottish short stories. Return

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Lost Millennia (Volume IV)
Arcasids (The Parthians)

Parviz Rajabi

The forth volume of the Lost Millennia makes a distinction between the Seleucid and Arcasid rulers, analyzing the two parts of this period’s political history. 

Dr. Rajabi himself says: “After a brief look at the very grim political history of Seleucids in Iran, as well as the Greek reign in Bactria (also known as Balkh), this book analyzes the History of the Parthians or Arcasids.” Return

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Canadian Children's Treasury
Retold by Elizabeth Clark, William Toye, George Clutesi, …

Translated by Mojtaba Abdollahnejad

25 stories of the Canadian Children stories. Return

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Molavi’s Mystical Love Poems – A Selection
Compiled by Dr. Ali Ahmadi
Translated by Arthur John Arberry

400 verses of Rumi’s most ecstatic poems, along with the English version. Return

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Swiss-Alpine Folk-Tales
Retold by Fritz Muller Guggenbuhl

Translated by Mojtaba Abdollahnejad

36 stories of the how Switzerland came to be, the Alps, folktales and fairy tales. Return

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Al-Fehrest
Mohammad Ben Eshagh Ben Nadim

Translated by Mohammad Reza Tajadod

Scholars and historians believe that Ibn-Nadim’s Al-Fehrest is a timeless work and a guiding light, and adirectory of ancient sciences, works, writings,  behaviors, habits and religions of nations all over the world. Return

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Freedom of Expression in Islam (Selected Papers)
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Introduced, selected and translated by M. S. Hanaee Kashani

Is there Freedom in Islam? Does Islam acknowledge people’s civil rights?  Can a judge determine the proper punishment for a crime as he pleases? Is the Islamic 

ruling system responsible to people? Do people play any role in choosing their rulers? Should they strictly obey their Vali-e-Faghih (ruler, leader)? Can people express their personal opinions in an Islamic setting? Return

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Selselat-o-Altavarikh
Soleyman Tajer Seirafi 
(Compiled by Abu Zeid Hassan Seirafi)
Translated by Dr. Hosein Gharechanloo

Memoirs of Soleyman Seirafi -the Iranian merchant of Seiraf (on the shore of Persian Gulf)- of his journey to China was originally written in Arabic. An anonymous

collection of accounts by merchants traveling between Seiraf and Canton, describing Indian and Chinese traditions and costumes, was later attributed to a merchant referred to as Soleyman. 
Soleyman’s travel journal offers extensive information about India, China, and people of these two countries. 
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Roman Mythology 
Stewart Perowne

Translated Bajelan Farro
khi 

The book follows Roman belief from primitive to State religion. The expansion of the Roman Empire exposed its people to many religions and philosophies, including Epicureanism, Stoicism, Mithraism, and ultimately Christianity. Return  

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Japanese Mind: Essentials of Japanese 
Philosophy and Culture

Edited
by Charles A. Moore 
Translated by A. Pashayee

Essays by some of the biggest names in Japanese studies from the late 1960's, including four essays on Buddhism, which deal with Mahayana, reason and intuition, Zen, and

the status of the individual.  Return

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Hollow Shell of Cricket
Japanese Haiku, From Japanese Language Translated by A. Pashayee, Kimie Maeda 

Japanese Haiku selection: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Return

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales: A Selection
Translated by Ahmad Kasayeepoor

A collection of 10 Andersen's tales, including "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" and more. Return  

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German Hero-Sagas and Folk-Tales 
(Oxford Myths and Legends)

Barbara Leonie Picard
Translated by Roya Saeedi

18 favorite German hero-sagas and folk-tales, with famous characters such as Gudrun, Siegfried, and more. 

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Japanese Tales and Legends
Helen and William Mc Alpine
Translated by Ebrahim Eghlidi

Stories from the legendary past of Japan: gods and 
warriors, woodcutters and fishermen, wicked giants and beautiful
princesses. Touches of mischief and humor abound, and a deep sense of the magic, ceremony, and 

the wonder of life. Return

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Anabase
Saint-John Perse

Translated by M.A. Sepanlou
 

Selected Poems. 
The first signed work of Saint-John Perse.
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Aesop’s Fables
Translated by Homayoon Pasha Safavi
 

281 timeless fables by Aesop, including the Shepherd Boy and The Wolf, the Lion and the Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare, plus many other characters-and morals-that have inspired countless readers for centuries. Return

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The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, And Its Prospects (A Classic Study) 
Lewis Mumford

Translated by Dr. Ahmad Azimi Boloorian

The vital book was recognized as an outstanding work almost from the moment of publication. It has been translated into many foreign languages and also has served as the basis of six documentary films by the National Film Board of Canada, “Lewis Mumford on the City,” Which have been shown throughout the world. In addition to receiving the National Book Award, It was chosen by the American Library Association as one of the lasting books 1944-1964.
Beginning with a fresh interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Lewis Mumford follows the city’s development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the Modern World. Instead of accepting the present tendencies to Megalopolitan congestion, planless suburban sprawl, and violent social disintegration as the final destiny of the city, Mr. Mumford outlines an order in development based on the integration of technical facilities with biological needs and social norms in the form of the urban Regional Grid. Return

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Concept of West in the contemporary World
Edited by Iman Shafie-Beig

Dialogue of the Month I
Discussions of ICDAC Philosophy Group
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Intellectualism in Iran “Dialogue among Civilizations and Intellectualism”

Dialogue of the Month II
Discussions of ICDAC Philosophy Group
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Religious Institution and Thought during the Safavid Iran
(The History of the Development of the Religious Structure in Iran
16th – 18th Century)

Dr. Mansur Sefatgol

Writing the history of the Religious Structure in the Safavid Iran shares the general lot of Iran’s history writing in this period. Despite the significance of political, social, cultural and economical events in the Safavid Iran, systematic and 
comprehensive researches on the history of this period are missing. The random researches on the subject are either too general or too focused on details to present a conceptual understanding of the Iranian community in this age, valuable and useful as they may be.
The case seems to be rooted in the nature of research resources of the history of Safavid Iran. Unlike preceding periods, the historians working on the Safavid Period are lucky to be able to work with a vast variety of remaining research resources from this period…
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In Quest of Right and Justice: From Natural Rights to Human Rights
Mohammad Ali Movahed

“This is a book neither on Philosophy, nor on Law, nor on the Philosophy of Law, rather a journey through all these realms, with not a claim on any especial realm whatsoever. The reader is granted a passing look at the

world of Islam and bits of our own thinkers’ opinions. There has never been any chance to discuss such issues to their due, or maybe it should be said that opinions in this regard usually are usually tending towards the two extremes. Some think our ancestors have said the last words on any issue, had the key to solve any problem, and so nothing much is left for their future generations. Others regard West as a god who has created the world from absolute nothingness: wherever there is a light and insight, it is a reflection of the Western wisdom, and without it there is nothing left but darkness and barbarism and ignorance! … Both are equally superficial and over-simplifying in their perception…” Return

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An island in the moon (Selected Lyrics)
William Blake
Translated by Houshang Rahnama

From the Bilingual series 
William Blake (1757-1827) was a visionary
mystic, poet, a painter and engraver, one of the most individual poets of any age. He proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination

over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th- century. Misunderstanding shadowed his career as a writer and artist and it was left to later generations to recognize his importance. Return

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Live in a Better Way: Reflections on Truth, Love and Happiness
Dalai Lama, Renuka Singh (Compiler)
Translated by Faramarz Javaherinia

The packaging of talks given by the Dalai Lama has become a publishing

staple in the last decade. Here the Dalai Lama's student Singh, a university professor in India, has pulled together six talks delivered in New Delhi from 1988-1997.

"In order to practice Buddhism, you have to first know about the mind," begins this labyrinthine journey that is ostensibly aimed at all people, not just Buddhist practitioners. The lectures are good examples of how the Dalai Lama must be supremely accessible in thought and speech, and yet must also articulate the more abstract philosophical underpinnings of Buddhism as a "science of the mind."
The book's ultimate message of happiness through compassion is a vital one, but this collection is geared for the adept with a philosophical appetite and a considerable intellect, not for the general reader. Return

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Cent un quatrains 
Omar Khayyam
French Translation by Gilbert Lazard

From the Bilingual series 
Omar Khayyam was a twelfth-century mathematician, astronomer and teacher from Nishapur in Persia. He was also a poet, the author of numerous rhymed quatrains called in Persian "rubai". These four-lines epigrams were brought together in collections called Rubaiyat. The themes are earthy, yet infused with speculations on man's spiritual destiny.
Khayam’s “Rubaiyat” have been translated into several languages, and are treasured by readers all over the world. Return

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Dialogue in a real world
quixotic pursuit sine qua non?
Dr. Ali Paya
 

This is a brief record of a philosophical contemplation on the concept of Dialogue and two associated concepts of violence and tolerance. 
The initial incentive behind this recording was the state of political ambiance in the country. A president, elected with a majority vote of 70%, in an initiative attempt proposed to the UN General Assembly that a year be designated as the year of Dialogue among Civilizations, a proposal which was endorsed by the majority members of the Assembly – the most significant world body that acts on behalf of the solid majority of nations in deciding on the world affairs.
The UN General Assembly voted that the year 2001 be designed as the Year of Dialogue among Civilizations, and it was decided to build up national, regional and international efforts during this year to promote the understanding and constructive relations among the states, nations, cultures and civilizations.
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CHOOSE LIFE: A Dialogue
Arnold Toynbee & Daisaku Ikeda  

Translated by A. Pashayee et al -
Edited by Fariborz Majidi

This record of a thought-provoking discussion between an eminent historian and an influential religious leader, who represent different traditions but share the same commitment to finding answers to the urgent and profound questions that confront humanity, covers a range of topics: the environment, the intellect, health and welfare, man as a social animal, arms and war, religion's role, and the nature of good and evil.
Arnold J. Toynbee, raised in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and Daisaku Ikeda, a product of East Asian culture and a Buddhist, both recognize that human survival is threatened by our own capacity to destroy the natural environment and by the imbalance between our moral immaturity and technological prowess. The two men posit an underlying choice in the way humankind can respond to such universal challenges as burgeoning population, dwindling natural resources, and technological sophistication. They explore the dilemma facing the individual and society: self-mastery or self-destruction. Their search is less for abstract answers than how individuals can live in such a way as to derive meaning from the real world.  Return

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A History of Islamic Societies
Ira M. Lapidus
Translated by Ali Bakhtiarizadeh

A comprehensive, balanced synthesis comparing Islamic societies for the last 1400 years.
The civilizations and patterns of Muslim life throughout the world are traced from the formative eras through their 

significant development and ultimate transformation under the forces of technological change.

In clear and accessible style for college-level reading, Lapidus covers the Arab-Turkish-Iranian core as well as the African, Indian, and Indonesian periphery of the Muslim world. He also touches on the ex-Soviet and Chinese Muslims. The differences in political and economic organization are highlighted and contrasted, the variations of Islamic belief are explored, and the challenges of modernity are addressed.  Return

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Cultural Industries: A Challenge for the Future of Culture
A UNESCO Publication
Translated by Mehrdad Vahdati

The execution of the comparative research programme on cultural industries was entrusted to the Division of Cultural Development, which, in collaboration with the Canadian National Commission for UNESCO, organized a meeting of experts on "The Place and Role of Cultural Industries in the Cultural Development of Societies". This meeting was held in Montreal from 9 to 13 June 1980.  Specialists in different fields of the social sciences and culture from various geocultural regions of the world were invited to help elucidate the problem of the cultural industries.
This book offers a look at UNESCO’s approach towards the issue of Cultural Industries and their role in the future of global culture. It was published by the UNESCO Publishing in 1982.  Return

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Modern African Poetry
Edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier
Translated by Farideh Hasanzadeh (Mostafavi)

Wonderfully comprehensive, this anthalogy contains the poetry of 99 poets from 27 countries. Equally wide-ranging is the content of the poetry itself: war songs, satires and political protests jostle with poems about human love, African nature and the surprises that 

life offers… all are represented in these rich and colorful pages. No reader to whom this collection is his or her first taste of African verse is going to be in any doubt that, a the editors claim, Africa is producing some of the most original and exciting poetry now being written anywhere in the world. Return

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Globalization and Culture
John Tomlinson
Translated by Mohsen Hakimi
 

Globalization is now widely discussed but the debates often remain locked within particular disciplinary discourses. Globalization and Culture brings together for the first time a social theory and cultural studies approach to the understanding of globalization.

The book starts with an analysis of the relationship between the globalization process and contemporary culture change and goes on to relate this to debates about social and cultural modernity. At the heart of the book is a far-reaching analysis of the complex, ambiguous “lived experience” of global modernity. John Tomlinson argues that we can now see a general pattern of the dissolution of links between cultural experience and territorial location. The “uneven” nature of this experience is discussed in relation to first and third world societies, along with arguments about the hybridization of cultures, and the special role of communications and media technologies in this process of “deterritorialization”. Globalization and Culture concludes with a discussion of the cultural politics of cosmopolitanism.
This book will be of interest to students in sociology, media studies, cultural and communication studies, and anyone interested in globalization. Return

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Les fleurs du mal
Charles Baudelaire
Translated by Mohammad Reza Parsayar 

Charles Baudelaire revolutionized the literary world when "les fleurs du mal" was published. But even in this day and age he doesn't fail to make an impact, and even astonish learned readers with his powerful stanzas. Ordinary conventions are turned up and down completely when the Frenchman uses oxymorons and such to exhibit the beauty of "mal" (evil or bad).
It is a work that can not only change the reader’s perspectives on language - but transform the entire pre-attained convictions of how life should or can be perceived. Return

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Myth and Meaning 
Claude Levi Strauss
Translated by Fazel Larijani, Ali Jahan Poolad
 

This is an excellent and very short intro to the work of the famed anthropologist Levi-Strauss. It breaks down to a large extent his basic ideas about the structural analysis of myth and provides an opportunity into the thoughts and opinions of the father of structural anthropology. 
It's mostly taken as a transcript from a series of lectures he gave outlining major themes he's covered in his work.
Strauss does a fine job here in detailing the evolution of myth as superstition to the remnants of ancient societies that relied on the nature and role of myth to advance and refine the functions of society. Return

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Genealogy of Philosophy
Volume I: Philosophical Thoughts at the End of Second Millennium 
A Dialogue with Dr. Mohammad Zeimaran
Interviewer: Mohammad Reza Ershad

This is the first volume of the three-volume collection of Genealogy of Philosophy. The next two volumes will 

concentrate on the Genealogy of Philosophy of the West during the ancient and middle ages. Return

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Confessions of Saint Augustine
Translated by Sayeh Meisami
 

St. Augustine's Confessions is a treasure of Western literature, which really belongs to the heritage of the entire culture. Much of what the entire Western church still believes comes straight from the mind and pen of St. Augustine, and to understand his mind one really needs to read the Confessions.
Augustine's Confessions is arguably the first, and unequivocally the most influential, religious autobiography in the Christian tradition. Augustine’s gradual turn toward God is glorious, beautifully illustrating the human ability for transformation and transcendence. Return

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Study of Religion
A Dialogue with Dr. Fathollah Mojtabayee

Interviewer: Masood Razavi

…Since religion works within the society, affects and is affected by the 

society, it inevitably relates to Sociology, and as the same counter-effects applied to the ancient societies, it relates to Anthropology as well. Religion deals with the mental state of human beings and plays a role in the individual and emotional lives of people, and so relates to Psychology. To history, as it…
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Theoretical Foundation of Politics in Multicultural Communities
Seyed Alireza Hoseini Beheshti

The present book deals with a special aspect of Cultural Diversity. The main question, that is pursued in the different chapters of this book through the critical review of the famous debate of liberals and Socialists, is the ethical foundation of the political decision-making processes in today’s communities with multiple cultures, a cultural diversity that presents various concepts of “self” and the demands raised from various cultural identities.   
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Dhamma Pada
A. Pashayee

Anyone of those familiar with the Theravada school of Buddhism, when asked about the most significant books of ancient Buddhism will undoubtedly name Dhamma Pada, for they regard Dhamma Pada as the words of Buddha himself. The Hina Yana tradition sees Dhamma Pada as the essence of Buddha’s every philosophical and moral thought, as well as his way of life.  

Dhamma Pada is the fifth volume of the Spiritual Insight Series. Return

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HinaYana
A. Pashayee

The present book is the first volume of the History of Buddhism, second from the Spiritual Insight Series. Before beginning with the first of the two sections of this book, we have the outline of the history of Buddhism, which could act as a useful guide for the reader in this historical passageway.

The first section entitled “A look at history” discusses the origins of Buddhism and the expansion and development of the Buddhist school of thought through time, while the second section is mainly an introduction of the HinaYana philosophy. Also, there are two appendixes at the end, a brief report on the Hina Yana schools of thought, and an ancient Buddhist script.
In this book, the author has tried to present the Buddhist philosophical worldview with the original Indian, Chinese, Japanese twist and in the same traditional Buddhist style of reporting, and not with the usual philosophical terms of the western or Islamic philosophers. 
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Prajnaparamita
A. Pashayee

The present book is the second volume of the History of Buddhism, third from the Spiritual Insight Series. It is about the Buddhist Mysticism, or more specifically, a research on the most ancient sutras, or the mystical sutras of the Buddhist India, known as Prajnaparamita.

The book primarily introduces a number of books and fundamental concepts of Prajnaparamita, which serve as a foreword to the second section, a selection of different Prajnaparamita sutras. Return

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Ethnic Genealogy and National Survival 
Esmail Yordshahian

We are now at the beginning of the third century, a century of transformation 

of so many issues. The boarder lines will be removed, and there will be a global unification in the relation of people and societies. At that stage, many societies will survive and yet many other will perish. 
But what is the situation of Asian people, and Iranians in specific in this era of change? Can they succeed in crossing the thresholds of the third millennium? What will ethnicity and nationality represent at a time like this?

This book is a widespread study on the ancient societies of the area i.e. Azeri, Assyrian, Arminian, Kurdish, Jewish, Georgian, and Turkish nations, which live in the middle Asia; a very critical zone located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.  Return

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Les Litteratures de L’inde
Louis Renou
Translated by Dr. Sirus Zaka
 

Even if we have a general knowledge about India and its rich old civilization and culture, Iranian people and especially the younger generation are most probably not very familiar with the Indian literature, or the origin of Indian culture and civilization.

This book is an introduction to the major postmarks of that vast realm: Sanskrit Literature, Buddhist Literature, Dravidian Literature, Indo-Aryan Literature of the old India…, and the Indo-European Literature.  Return

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Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1919
Eric Hobsbaum
Translated by Hassan Mortazavi

A distinguished German-born historian, professor emeritus at the University of London, summarizes - in 600 pages, no less - his thinking on the century with which his own lifetime has coincided. Hobsbawm's specialty is actually the nineteenth century; he writes now about the twentieth

not only because it is in essence over and can be pondered in its entirety, but also because he can come to it fresh and see things that authorities on the period may have missed.
Worked out in lovely detail (Hobsbawm definitely subscribes to the notion that historians should pay as much attention to how they express themselves as to what they express) is his argument that the twentieth century, particularly from the 1914 outbreak of World War I to the 1991 collapse of the USSR, can be most edifyingly viewed in three distinct parts, a "triptych" he calls it: an age of catastrophe from 1914 to the end of World War II, followed by a golden age up to the 1970s, and then another age of crisis lasting until the 1990s. The characteristics of those three time periods are explained not simply with erudition but brilliance; and in addition to politics, he brings economics, technology, and the arts into his discussions.
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We, The Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century
Kofi Annan

Translated by Reza Rezaei

Kofi Annan, the 7th UN Secretary-General, joined the United Nations system in 1962, and has held numerous responsibilities since, among them: UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Asst. Secretary-General for Human Resources Management; Asst. Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Under-Secretary-General. 

He was elected Secretary General and began his first term on 1 January 1997, and was re-elected for a second term of office, beginning on 1 January 2002 and ending on 31 December 2006.
In April 2000, he issued a Millennium Report, entitled "We the Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century", calling on Member States to commit themselves to an action plan for ending poverty and inequality, improving education, reducing HIV/AIDS, safeguarding the environment and protecting peoples from deadly conflict and violence. The Report formed the basis of the Millennium Declaration adopted by Heads of State and Government at the Millennium Summit, held at UN Headquarters in September 2000. Return

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Collected Papers of the Proceeding of the first Seminar on the Cultural-Civilizational Relations between Iran and Africa – Volume I

Papers collected from the Seminar on Cultural-Civilizational Relations between Iran and Africa, held on May 1-2, 2001by the cooperative efforts of African Studies Center, International Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations, Tarbiat Modarres University, UNESCO, Institute for Political and International Studies and Islamic Culture & Relations Organization. Return

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Mahayana Buddhism 
Beatrice Lane Suzuki 
Translated by A. Pashayee

Fourth book of the series entitled “Spiritual Insight”. The series present to the Farsi speaking scholars a collection of researches, writings and translations on Mysticism, Religious Philosophies, Theology, Art, Religious Literature and Anthropological Psychology. 

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Shirazian Philosopher in India
Akbar Soboot

The present book is the first part of a book of six sections, all in two chapters discussing 1) what the Shirazian philosopher, his teachers and his students took from India and its great culture, and 2) what impression India and Indian culture took from them, and how their works and views were spread throughout the country. Return

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Dialogue and Understanding in the Holy Quran: Ways, Patterns and Accomplishments 
Muhammad Husayn Fadl Allah

Translated by Hossein Mirdamadi

Muhammad Husayn Fadl Allah, the leader of the world Shiites has said on his reason for writing this book: “I had a feeling that such a book is missing

in Arab literature and culture.”
With a new subject that has never been dealt with before, “Dialogue and Understanding in the Holy Quran” is one of the most interesting books to fill in the blanks with regard to the ways of Dialogue from the Islamic point of view. 
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Epic of Iran: A memorial from beyond the millennia
Jalili Doostkhah

A collection of twenty-eight essays, critiques and interviews on Shahnameh, in celebration of 1060th birthday anniversary of the great Iranian poet Abolghasem Ferdowsi. Return

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Lost Millenia - Part I: Ahura Mazda, Zarathustra and Awesta
Dr. Parviz Rajabi

The Lost Millenia is the civil, political and cultural history of ancient Iran, from the early times to the fall of Sasanids, by astute Iranologist and historian of our time Dr. Parviz Rajabi.

The first of the five volumes of this book is divided into two parts. The first part, delving into Ahura Mazda, Zarathustra and Awesta, is a scientific and analytical review of all accounts and critiques on the great god of ancient Iran, his prophet and his book, which have been presented by Iranian and foreign scholars. In addition to the outlooks of Eastern and Western Iranologists, the book reflects on the writer’s individual and quizzical views, unfolding the historical and traditional twilights of Ahura Mazda, Zarathustra and Awesta.
The second part introduces topics such as fire, Izadan, Amshaspandan, Iranian celebrations, horse, Atusa, eternity, eagle, septiman, wedding traditions of ancient Iran, and women rights.
And finally, the book wraps up with a translation of a thesis on the rebuttal of religious sects by the 5th century’s Armenian scientist and historian Eznik, which is a critique on ancient Iran’s Zurvan and Zurvanism.
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American Indian Fairy Tales
William Trowbridge Larned
Translated by Sarvenaz Safavi
 

A collection of ten short stories of American Indians in 137 pages. Return

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Philosophy in Christian Antiquity
Christopher Stead

Translated by Abdorrahim Soleimani Ardestani

Christianity began as a little-known Jewish sect, but rose within 300 years to dominate the civilized world. It owed its rise in part to inspired moral leadership, but also to its success in assimilating, criticizing and

developing the philosophies of the day, which offered rationally approved life-styles and moral directives. Without abandoning their allegiance to their founder and to Holy Scripture, Christians could therefore present their faith as a ‘new philosophy’. This book, which is written for non-specialist readers, provides a concise conspectus of the emergence of philosophy among the Greeks; an account of its continuance in early Christian times, and its influence on early Christian thought, especially in formulating the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation; and finally a brief critical assessment of the philosophy of St Augustine - arguably the greatest philosopher of the first millennium. Return

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Hungarian Folk-tales 
Val Biro 

Translated by Mohammad Gozarabadi

A collection of 21 short stories of American Indians in 137 pages. Return

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Collected Papers of the International Conference on Human Rights and Dialogue of Civilizations

A collection of 21 papers delivered at the International Conference on Human Rights and Dialogue of Civilizations, which was held 5-6 May 2001. The conference was organized by Mofid University, with cooperators International Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations and the United Nations' Office in Tehran. Return

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Turkish Folktales 
Retold by Barbara K. Walker 
Translated by Mohammad Gozarabadi

A collection of 36 Turkish folktales in 221 pages.   Return

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L’islam et les fondements du pouvoir
Ali Abderraziq

Translated by Amir Rezayee

In the second book of the “Islam and Humanism” series, renowned Egyptian intellectual Ali Abderraziq says: “Nothing prevents Muslims from exceeding other nations in social and political sciences. They can do away with

the ancient system which had lead them to humiliation and deprivation, and establish a governing system founded on the most recent achievements of human knowledge, as well as the most solid foundations recognized through the history of nations as the best foundations for power.” Return

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English Fables and Fairy Stories
James Reeves 
Translated by Mohammad Reza Parsayar

A collection of 19 popular English stories in 216 pages. Return

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Official Documents, Speeches & Discussions on Dialogue among Civilizations
Compiled by Amir Hossein Mehdizadeh 

This is the first volume of the collection of official documents, speeches and discussions on Dialogue among Civilizations, compiled by the members of the ICDAC web team. 

The documents presented in this book are all dated before June 2001. Documents issued later than this date will be published in the near future as a sequel to the present collection.  Return

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Medieval Thought (A History of Western Philosophy)
David Lascombe 
Translated by Mohammad Saeed Hanaee Kashani

Every generation writes its own history. This latest history of the 20th century’s Philosophy is a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the history of philosophical thoughts from the early ages.

 But this history of philosophy does not simply aim to represent these thoughts in their separate cultural frameworks, but to shed light on the value and place of these thoughts in comparison with those of the 20th century.  Return

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Cults and Legends of Ancient Iran and China & Studies in Shahnameh
J. C. Coyajee 
Edited by Jalil Doostkhah

First part of this book was published for the first time in 1974, entitled “Cults and Legends of Ancient Iran and China”. The second part, entitled “Studies in Shahnameh” was first published in 1993.

To compile the two seemingly different books of the keen researcher on the Iranian cults and legends Coyajee, in the 16 chapters of the present book, will present the interested readers with an opportunity to put together his views and understandings, and ponder over different aspects of his approach to the issue. Return

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Book of Reason and Sign of Love (Volume I)
Dr. Gholamhossein Ebrahimi Dinani
The essences of Reason and Love and the difference between the two concepts have been the topic for many discussions and arguments, but the subject is in no way concluded. The particular trouble with Reason is that to understand the essence of this noble gift it should be regarded as a subject to be understood, and as such, it would give the impression of a thing, and what is being demonstrated as a thing could not be regarded as Reason.
To grasp the essence of Love is no less difficult than understanding Reason, but in a different way. To understand the essence of Love is a trying endeavor, for Love, when aflamed, leaves no room for Reason. Return

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Dhammapada
Reza Alavi

The Dhammapada, the Pali version of one of the most popular texts of the Buddhist canon, ranks among the classics of the world's great religious literature. Like all religious texts in Pali, the Dhammapada belongs to the

Therevada school of the Buddhist tradition, adherents of which are now found primarily in Kampuchea, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Dhammapada, or "sayings of the dhamma," is taken to be a collection of the utterances of the Buddha himself. Taken together, the verses form a key body of teaching within Buddhism, a guiding voice along the struggle-laden path towards true enlightenment, or Nirvana. However, the appeal of these epithets of wisdom extends beyond its religious heritage to a general and universal spirituality.
This edition provides an introduction and notes which examine the impact that the text has had within the Buddhist heritage through the centuries. Return

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Armenians of Iran
Andranic Houvian

Armenians are among the old habitants of Iran, who with earnest and solid determination and perseverance have assumed their rightful place among their Iranian brethren in all fields of culture, art, science, research and technology.

This book is a portrait of different aspects of their life, covering their origin, language, religion, churches, schools, celebrations, political and social figures, and other such information. Return

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Towards a Theology of Religions
Glyn Richards

Translated by Reza Gandomi Nasr Abadi, Ahmad Reza Meftah

In his book, Richards discusses the need for and the possibility of a Christian theological evaluation of non-Christian religions. He reviews approaches to the problem taken during the 19th and 20th 
centuries, such as neo-orthodox, relativist and inclusivist, essentialist, Catholic,dynamic-typological, dialogue, and Christocentric; explores the fundamental issue of conflicting truths in different religions; surveys various criteria for truth; and concludes with a proposal. Return

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A History of Chinese Philosophy
Fung Yu-Lan

Translated by Farid Javaher Kalam

Since its original publication in Chinese in the 1930s, this work has been accepted by Chinese scholars as the most important contribution to the study of their country’s philosophy. 

In 1952 the book was published by Princeton University Press in an English Translation by the distinguished scholar of Chinese history Derk Bodde.
Volume I covers the period of philosophers from the beginnings to around 100 B.C. – a philosophical period as remarkable as that of ancient Greece. Volume II discusses a period lesser known in the West – the period of classical learning, from the second century B.C. to the twentieth century.
Dr. Fung Yu-Lan is generally known as China’s outstanding historian of Chinese philosophy.     Return

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Chardin le Persan: A Portrait of a Seventeenth-Century Empire
Dirk van der Cruysse
Translated by Dr. Hamzeh Akhavan Taghavi

Among the European travelers visiting Iran in the past 500 years, Jean Chardin distinctly stands out. He has traveled more, and thanks to his excellent command of Farsi has been associated with high and low classes of the then Iranian society. Chardin’s odyssey is universally believed to be among the best books on Iran, the old times and the Iranian traditions.

This book is a translation of an account of the adventurous life of Chardin, 
which is mostly dedicated to Iran and Iranians and the author’s affection for 
this country. No wonder he has titled it "Chardin le Persan".
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Ideology & International Relations in the Modern World
Alan Cassels

Translated by M. Abdullahzadeh

Beginning with the French Revolution's injection of ideology into interstate 

politics, Cassels addresses preoccupations with the collapse of communism and the resurgence of religious fundamentalism in world politics, examines the roots of the dichotomy in the C20th between traditional egotistical Realpolitik and the assertion that foreign policy should rest on a particular philosophy and set of values; moves from Machiavellian tradition to social Darwinism, communism and imperialism, Hitler's aims and the nature of ideology during the cold war, makes accessible a challenging and exciting subject.
Alan Cassels is Emeritus Professor of History at McMaster University, Canada and author of Fascist Italy and Italian Foreign Policy. Return

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Encyclopaedia of the Musical Instruments of Iran (Volume I)
Chordophones in Regional Music
Mohammad Reza Darvishi

The Encyclopaedia of the Musical Instruments of Iran is the most extensive musical study done in Iran, maybe the most comprehensive book concerning musical instruments in any country.

Born in Shiraz in 1955 and a graduate of the College of Fine Arts in Tehran University, Mohammad Reza Darvishi has traveled to every town and village in Iran to study the musical attributes and instruments of different regions of the country. The research for this voluminous work began around 1985 and is still going on. This is the first volume of the ten volumes of Encyclopedia, which are to be published annually. Return

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West-Eastern Divan - West-Oestlicher Divan
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Translated by Koorosh Safavi

Nord und West und Sud zersplittern
Throne bersten, Reiche zittern,
Fluchte du, im reinen Osten
Patriarchenluft zu kosten ;
Unter lieben, Trinken, Singen
Soll dich Chisers Quell verjungen...
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Concept of Civilization and the Necessity of its Restoration in Social Sciences
Dr. Ahmad Sadri

Theories on the issues of civilization and the role of Social Sciences in restoring. The discussions are put forth in 98 pages and three chapters going over: 1. The Question, 2. Fundamental Concepts, and 3. Civilization and Coexistence of Ethnics. Return

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Post Modernism and Islam
Akbar S. Ahmad
Translated by Farhad Farahmand

Is it possible for East and West to achieve an understanding of each other?

In this amazing work, one of the distinguished scholars of the world of Islam scrutinizes Post Modernism and Islam, a territory that had remained somewhat ignored by the researchers.
This book clarifies the light and dark corners of the East-West interaction in 552 pages.
Akbar S. Ahmad is a professor at the Silvine College of Cambridge University, and the renowned author of such books as Society of Pakistan, Discovery of Islam and Resistance and Control in Pakistan.
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Mani et la tradition Manicheenne
F. Decre 
Translated by A. Bagheri

Mani and Manism: these two words have never been able to escape the 

damnation burdened upon them from the beginning. In spite of the attempts of a very few number of experts who have tried to shed light on this historical fact, there has never been a general appeal to restore the reputation of these people and their faith, "...a group who were regarded by the congregations of Christian branches as the 4th century's Bolsheviks, the Fifth Column who tried to penetrate and dominate the Christian Church."
This book is a research in 215 pages, done by a distinguished French scholar and researcher, who opens the eyes of the readers to the legend of Mani, and introduces this Ancient Iranian school of faith and its going around and spreading as it rightfully deserves.   Return

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Histoire de la Philosophie au Xxe siecle
Christian Delacampagne 
Translated by Bagher Parham


Christian Delacampagne was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1949. He is a professor of Philosophy in Connecticut College, New London, USA.

Persian translation of Histoire de la Philosophie au Xxe siecle is published by the Agah Publishing House in 
562 pages. 
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Knowledge and the Sacred
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Translated by F. Mirzaee

Since the initiation of "Gifford Lectures" at the Edinburgh University in 1889, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr has been the first Muslim and indeed the first Eastern person invited to lecture in this most famous and accredited assembly.

In the foreword of the present book he writes: "When I was invited to deliver a lecture, I considered it not only a personal privilege, but an opportunity to present the traditional outlook of the Golden civilizations of the East... I held it as my duty to address my words to the western beholders -not with a secondhand interpretation of the Western ideologies and and "ism"s that are so popular today, but with a global outlook that is ours- so that some aspects of the truth that lies in the heart of Eastern traditions could find the opportunity to grow and spread. Knowledge in East has always been enter-twined with the Sacred and the Spiritual Perfection..."  Return

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Preventing the Clash of Civilizations
R. Herzog 
Translated by H. Homayoonpoor

This book is a compilation of speeches of the former German president Roman Herzog on cultural relations, as well as a number of analyses by four researchers: Amitay Etzioni, Hans Kung, Bassam Tayebi and Masakazu Yamazaki, with the general intention to prevent the realization of the Clash of Civilizations scenario.  Return

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Cultures in Conflict
B. Lewis 
Translated by B. Oveisi

"Cultures in Conflict" is a collection speeches by the world famous Researcher and Professor of Near Eastern Studies Bernard Lewis, on the subject of the anniversary of the year 1492 and the discovery of America.

He says in the preface of this book: " I aimed to draw the attentions to other events in this year, specifically the conquest of Granada, the last of Muslim settlements in the Iberian Peninsula, and the exile of Jews from Spain, which happened a few months later. I intended to show how seemingly totally different happenings are in fact closely related, and in doing this, picture the places of three themes of Conquest, Exile, and Discovery in the long history of international, interreligious and intercontinental relations..."  Return

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The Century of Intellectuals 
Dr. Mohammad Taghi Ghezelsofla

"Century of Intellectuals" attempts to ask the intellectuals in general, and Iranian 
intellectuals of the recent century in particular, the question why  the Latin American intellectuals - a people so educated and scholarly, who are so in touch with what goes on in their countries, who have traveled a lot and so are in a position to compare the events going on in different countries, who can have a comprehensive picture of the problems existing in Latin America - have been repeatedly responsible for the conflicts and troubles in the history of this region? 
This book is presented in 355 pages and two sections of Articles and Interviews.  Return

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John Locke and Liberty Idea
Farshad Shareeati

The present book has been written not as a critique, but to define and analyze the foundations and shaping process of Locke's political philosophy. In fact, this is a research with a new look at the political philosophy of Locke, to show the factors under the influence of which it has been formed. It is clear that many of Locke's argumentative principles have been brought before in the divine faiths and opinions of former philosophers.  Return

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Semiotics and Dialogue among Civilizations  
Dr. Jahangir Moini

The title "Semiotics and Dialogue among Civilizations" does not imply that the author regards Dialogue among Civilizations as impossible. Just the opposite, he believes that there are obstacles blocking the way of dialogue among Civilizations. Later he proposes ways to establish a more appropriate environment for civilizational dialogue. 

It should be noted that to discuss the problems and obstacles facing some issue does not mean rejecting the issue from the core. The theory of Crash of the Civilizations basically rejects any possibility of Dialogue, while this research regards it as a valuable opportunity, and sees the existing obstacles as surmountable.  Return

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The Builders of the Old World
Gertrude Hartman
Translated by Hassan Mortazavi

Builders of the Old World is about the early nations, and so maybe it should talk of wars over the time. Now, in the midst of animosity and destruction resulting from the international conflicts, the fact that peaceful attempts have taken an important part of the human history seems hard to believe. To achieve a better understanding of the countless wars over the history, they should be regarded as intervals in man's constant efforts to reach a better world. And this, is the reality portrayed in this book.   Return



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The Future of Islam and the West (Clash of Civilizations or Peaceful Coexistence?)
Shirin Hunter 
Translated by H. Majd
The Islamic Revolution of Iran shook the world. Many researchers and authors have written books, essays and articles about it, trying to picture the winners and losers of this major happening, and to analyze its aftereffects on the West, the Muslim World and the complicated scene of international relations.
This book is distinguished in that it is written by an Iranian researcher who is well familiar with the region, and with Islamic nations, traditions, and schools of thought, and so it may be among the most detailed and enlightening books written on the past and present of Iran, the Islamic Revolution, key players of the Revolution, Islamic States, and the relations of Islam and West in past and future.  Return

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Water and Mountain in Indo-Iranian Mythology
Amanollah Ghorashi

"I have been seriously and continuously studying the Iranian, Indo-Iranian and Indo-European geographical names. What I mean by Geographical Names is the names of continents, regions, countries, provinces, cities, towns and villages, as well as mountains, plains, valleys, rivers, fountains, seas, lakes and so on. These names constitute an important part of any nation's culture, but their value has not yet been properly recognized..."    Return

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Globalization, Social Theory and Global Culture
Ronald Robertson 
Translated by Kamal Pooladi

Globalization, Social Theory and Global Culture is from the series of books 
Ronald Robertson has published on his famous “Globalization” theory. For those interested in Globalization this is one the central pieces to be read. The book provides a sociological framework for the analysis and understanding of the meanings of the term and how the world came to be as it is. It is a serious work, grounded on the most serious sociological thinking. In general terms, it could be said that this work has a
serious cultural perspective on the issue The book has been translated to several languages and has been regarded as "a treaty" on the subject matter. The author himself has been regarded by scholars in the field as one of the leading theorists of our time. Return

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Collection of Odysseys (Two Volumes)
Compiled by Manoochehr Daneshpajooh

Travelers who write down the account of their journeys are usually both 
researchers on the scene and authors. Such a traveler is a scientist, an ambassador of his own nation to other countries, and messenger of those 

countries to his homeland, and as such, he conveys the message of Dialogue among Civilizations in words written and spoken. The traveler talks with the natives of other countries, tells them about his own people, asks them about themselves, grasps the commonalities and differences between the two nations, and evaluates them for what they are.

This task will be fulfilled when these similarities and differences are recorded in written documents. Similarities in deeds and manners demonstrate the aspects of unanimity among nationalities, and so it would not be a false assumption to consider these odysseys as the first elements of communication and dialogue among civilizations of different ethnic groups, and a means to bring cultures closer together, reduce their shortcomings and increase their intrinsic worth. Return