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Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:02:20 GMT History and Politics 60 ‎‘Fake News’ influenced by key political, social events http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279450/fake-news-influenced-by-key-political-social-events According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Behjat Abbasi and released by Jouyandeh Publishing in Tehran touches upon one of the significant issues of journalism in the 21st century which may question the credibility of news producers.     ‘Fake News: Falsehood, Fabrication and Fantasy in Journalism’ is introduced as a work which examines the causes and consequences of the ‘fake news’ phenomenon now sweeping the world’s media and political debates.   Drawing on three decades of research and writing on journalism and news media, the author engages with the fake news phenomenon in accessible, insightful language designed to bring clarity and context to a complex and fast-moving debate.   The author presents fake news not as a cultural issue in isolation but rather as arising from, and contributing to, significant political and social trends in twenty-first century societies.   Chapters identify the factors which have laid the groundwork for fake news’ explosive appearance at this moment in our globalized public sphere. These include the rise of relativism and the crisis of objectivity, the role of digital media platforms in the production and consumption of news, and the growing drive to produce online content which attracts users and generates revenue.   Brian McNair is Professor of Journalism, Media and Communication at Queensland University of Technology. He is the author of fifteen books, including Communication and Political Crisis (2016), Cultural Chaos (2006), Journalists in Film (2010) and Politics, Media and Democracy in Australia (with Flew et al., 2017).   ]]> History and Politics Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:06:50 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279450/fake-news-influenced-by-key-political-social-events Book on ISIS delves into a Middle Eastern crisis http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279449/book-on-isis-delves-into-a-middle-eastern-crisis According to IBNA correspondent, ‘The Islamic State Organization: The Sunni Crisis and the Struggle of Global Jihadism’ has been authored by employing various research methods to present a comprehensive picture of ISIS formation and its practices in the region.   In the introduction of the book, Anja Wehler-Schoeck Resident Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Jordan and Iraq writes: “With the publication of this book, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) wishes to contribute to an educated discussion of the new developments in global Jihadism. The authors, Dr. Mohammad Abu Rumman and Hassan Abu Hanieh go back to the sources of al-Qaeda and IS and analyze the differences of both terror organizations with regard to ideology and strategy as well as to organizational structure and leadership.   They explain the genesis of the rift between the two organizations, which has evolved from mere ideological differences to a full-fledged military conflict. Against the backdrop of the political developments in Syria and Iraq in the past few years, the authors show how IS (ISIS) was able to rapidly gain strength.   With the gradual rise of what became known as the ‘Islamic State’ Organization or IS, the year 2013 marked a turning point in global Jihadism. IS introduced previously unknown forms of recruiting, propaganda and operating. In 2014, the terror organization managed to overtake al-Qaeda as the dominant player of global Jihad. IS has been recruiting on a much larger scale than al-Qaeda and across a far broader range, including converts to Islam from many Western countries.” Chapters of the book are: The ‘Islamic State’ Organization: Its Roots, Path, and Transformations; Al-Nusra Front: Its Founding, Rise, and Crisis; The Road to Announcing the “Caliphate”; The Schism of Al-Qaeda: Disputes and Implications of Discord; The Struggle over the Ideology of Jihadi Salafism; The Evolution of the Islamic State’s Structure; and The Day After: The War against the ‘Islamic State’. ‘The Islamic State Organization: The Sunni Crisis and the Struggle of Global Jihadism’ has been translated into Persian by Hassan Bashir and Mohammad-Hossein Mir-Fakhraei and published by Imam Sadiq University Press in 292 pages and 1000 copies.       ]]> History and Politics Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:28:16 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279449/book-on-isis-delves-into-a-middle-eastern-crisis ‎'Travelogue of Tajikistan, Samarkand and Bukhara' to be unveiled ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279391/travelogue-of-tajikistan-samarkand-and-bukhara-to-be-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, held in cooperation of Iran and Tajikistan Friendship Society, the unveiling ceremony will be attended by scholars, researchers, diplomats and publishing experts.   ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) is affiliated to ECO and aims at fostering understanding and the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of its members through common projects in the field of the media, literature, art, philosophy, sport and education.   This ceremony is a scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 at 2 p.m. in ECI building.       ]]> History and Politics Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:22:37 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279391/travelogue-of-tajikistan-samarkand-and-bukhara-to-be-unveiled Critics to discuss 'Russian Roulette' in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279165/critics-to-discuss-russian-roulette-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, 'Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump' has been translated into Persian by Elham Gerami and released by Elmi publishing in Tehran. The meeting for discussing the book will be held with Persian translator and experts Elahe Koulaei, Seyyed Javad Salehi and Hossein Naghashi in attendance.   The book is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election.   The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no "third-rate burglary." It was far more sophisticated and sinister- a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. Millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn and Russia. The session for reviewing the Persian translation of the book is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m.     ]]> History and Politics Sun, 04 Aug 2019 10:33:50 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279165/critics-to-discuss-russian-roulette-in-tehran ‎‘Trump in the White House’ published in Persian‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279384/trump-in-the-white-house-published-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Ali-Reza Jabbari (Azarang) and released by Afkar Publishing in Tehran. In ‘Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce’, John Bellamy Foster does what no other Trump analyst has done before: he places the president and his administration in full historical context. Foster reveals that Trump is merely the endpoint of a stagnating economic system whose liberal democratic sheen has begun to wear thin. Beneath a veneer of democracy, we see the authoritarian rule that oversees decreasing wages, anti-science and climate-change denialism, a dying public education system, and expanding prisons and military—all powered by a phony populism seething with centuries of racism that never went away.   But Foster refuses to end his book in despair. Inside his analysis is a clarion call to fight back. Protests, popular demands, coalitions: everyone is needed. Change can’t happen without radical, anti-capitalist politics, and Foster demonstrates that—even now, with the waters ever warming—it may yet be possible to stop the desecration of the Earth; to end endless war; to create global solidarity with all oppressed people. Could a frog do that? Foster is a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and also editor of Monthly Review. He writes about the political economy of capitalism and economic crisis, ecology and ecological crisis, and Marxist theory. ‘Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce’ in Persian has been published in 186 pages and 500 copies.   ]]> History and Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:07:18 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279384/trump-in-the-white-house-published-persian ‎'Iran Nameh' quarterly published in Kazakhstan‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278632/iran-nameh-quarterly-published-in-kazakhstan According to IBNA correspondent, the new issues of 'Iran Nameh' quarterly cover various subjects including "The Ideas of Omar Khayyam and the Theory of Dinani", History of Mysticism in Transoxiana", Safavids and Georgian's in 17th century A.D. and Struggle for Independence", "The Role of Sadr Family in Managing Political and Religious Affairs of Transoxiana", "The Key Sources of Masnavi-e Ma'navi by Mowlana Rumi" and so on.   The quarterly is published which is supported by Iran's Cultural Attaché to Kazakhstan and Safar Abdollah. It has many readers in Central Asia and Caucuses and is a valuable source for those who are interested in studying Persian culture and civilization. ]]> History and Politics Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:28:08 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278632/iran-nameh-quarterly-published-in-kazakhstan Dutch scholar’s book on Iranian bread released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278630/dutch-scholar-s-book-on-iranian-bread-released According to IBNA correspondent, ‘History of Bread in Iran’ by Willem Floor, a Dutch scholar living in the U.S. has been translated into Persian by Abdol-Majid Zavari and Ehsan A’laeipour and released by the Research Center of International Relations in Tehran. An introduction to the book reads: “Given the importance of bread in the Iranian diet, it is surprising that its role in Iranian society has so far been ignored as a subject of study. Since ancient times, bread has been the staple diet of the peoples living in the Iranian plateau. In History of Bread in Iran, Willem Floor, one of the foremost scholars of Iranian history, describes the beginnings of agriculture and bread-making, and the various grains and other products that were, and are, used to make bread. He then delves into the making of dough in rural and urban areas, followed by an overview of baking techniques, and the many kinds of bread that were and continue to be made in Iran. And, because Man does not live by bread alone, we are offered an overview of the spiritual and social aspects of bread in Iranian society. Finally, the author assesses the dietary importance of bread to the people of Iran and ends by addressing the question of how the State dealt with "the bread issue," which often determined the rise and fall of governments.” Willem M. Floor (born 1942) is a Dutch Iranologist. He is a winner of Farabi International Prize for Humanitarian Studies. Floor received his Ph.D. from the University of Leiden in 1971.   Among his books are: ‘Public Health in Qajar Iran’, ‘Agriculture in Qajar Iran’, ‘The History of Theater in Iran’, ‘The Persian Gulf: A Political and Economic History of 5 Port Cities, 1500-1730’, ‘Persian Gulf: The Rise of the Gulf Arabs, 1747-1792’, ‘The Rise and Fall of Bandar-e Lengeh’, and ‘Bandar Abbas: The Natural Gateway of Southeast Iran’.   The first edition of ‘History of Bread in Iran’ in Persian has been published in 223 pages and 2000 copies. ]]> History and Politics Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:46:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278630/dutch-scholar-s-book-on-iranian-bread-released Iran, Pakistan to cooperate on mending documents ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278474/iran-pakistan-to-cooperate-on-mending-documents According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's National Library and Archives Organization (NLAO) Pakistan's ambassador to Iran Riffat Masood met director of that entity Ashraf Boroujerdi and visited various departments of NLAO.   Expressing pleasure over the meeting, Masood said: “Iran's National Library and Archives Organization is an impressive place where contains valuable books and documents as I have visited them.” She stated that in terms of area and number of books, Iran's National Library is richer than Pakistan's National Library.    “Pakistani people are preoccupied with politics and business and don't pay so much attention to books. We particularly need Iranian expertise in mending documents and books and we hope through holding special workshops you could help us to gain such expertise,” Pakistan ambassador to Iran said.   Elsewhere in her remarks, Masood referred to her experience of visiting the library of Astan-e Qods Razavi in the religious city of Mashhad, which also contains magnificent and precious works.         ]]> History and Politics Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:56:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278474/iran-pakistan-to-cooperate-on-mending-documents Book on history of legal theory at Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278467/book-on-history-of-legal-theory-at-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the book by John Maurice Kelly has been translated into Persian by Mohammad Rasekh and released by Nay Publishing in Tehran.   ‘A Short History of Western Legal Theory’ is introduced as a work which outlines the development of legal theory from pre-Roman times to the twentieth century. It aims to relate the evolution of legal theory to a parallel development in political theory and political history and accordingly offers the reader an account of relevant contemporaneous political, religious, and economic events. Each chapter commences with a general historical background for the relevant period, and discusses how political events and political and legal theory are both related to one another and occasionally influence one another. No other English publication aims to anchor legal theory to contemporary general history in this way, shunning the more conventional approach to legal theory via the study of "traditions" or "schools," providing a basic text for students of jurisprudence, legal theory, and politics. ‘A Short History of Western Legal Theory’ in Persian has been published in 620 pages and 500 copies.   ]]> History and Politics Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:59:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278467/book-on-history-of-legal-theory-at-iranian-bookstores Special issue of ‘L’ Histoire’ devoted to Achaemenids history http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278288/special-issue-of-l-histoire-devoted-to-achaemenids-history According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from Iran’s Cultural Attaché to France, the monthly magazine is among those journals established by academicians and scholars at the research centers of historical studies in France. It was launched in 1978. The motto of the editorial of ‘L’ Histoire’ is “explaining and interpreting science for all”. Their general approach is based on general presentation and analysis of historical subjects for ordinary readers and the interpretation of history to look at the developments in contemporary times. The Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BC), also called the First Persian Empire was an ancient Iranian empire based in Western Asia founded by Cyrus the Great. Ranging at its greatest extent from the Balkans and Eastern Europe proper in the west to the Indus Valley in the east, it was larger than any previous empire in history, spanning 8 million square kilometers. Incorporating various peoples of different origins and faiths, it is notable for its successful model of a centralised, bureaucratic administration (through satraps under the King of Kings), for building infrastructure such as road systems and a postal system, the use of an official language across its territories, and the development of civil services and a large professional army. The empire's successes inspired similar systems in later empires. The special issue No. 460 (June 2019) takes an analytical consideration of that significant era of the Iranian ancient history and its legacy for contemporary times. It consists of seven articles published in 26 pages.     ]]> History and Politics Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:21:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278288/special-issue-of-l-histoire-devoted-to-achaemenids-history Two Persian translations of Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277848/two-persian-translations-of-michelle-obama-s-becoming-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, in the meeting which is held today in cooperation with the Nationwide Center of Iranian Translators Unions, two translations of ‘Becoming’ first by Ali Salami, released by Mehrandish Publishing and second by Mehri Madabadi (Hourmazd Publishing) will be reviewed based on scientific criteria and models.       ‘Becoming’ is the memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. The book is published by Crown and will be released in 24 languages. The 400 pages book sold 1.4 million copies in its first week. After 15 days, the book became the best-selling book in the US for the year 2018. By March 26, 2019, ‘Becoming’ had sold 10 million copies. Two Iranian experts Ali-Reza Khanjaan and Manijeh Fathnejad will review the books in the event which is scheduled to be held at the Literati House of Iran’s Book House Institute at 4 to 6 p.m.   ]]> History and Politics Sat, 06 Jul 2019 09:27:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277848/two-persian-translations-of-michelle-obama-s-becoming-to-be-reviewed Kurdish culture and art part of human treasure: minister ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277790/kurdish-culture-and-art-part-of-human-treasure-minister According to IBNA correspondent, the ceremony was held in Molavi (Rumi) Hall of Sanandaj, Kurdistan province of Iran where Salehi said: "I'm so glad that I'm here attending a felicitous event which we have been waiting for that from a long time ago."   “The Renowned Kurds Congress is not simply focused on the deceased figures since you have many living treasures as well. You people proved that you both cherish the memory of the past and honor those living figures who are sources of pride for us,” he stated.   Elsewhere in his remarks, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance pointed out: “Iranian and Kurdish people are the same. Not only from the advent of history but from the prehistory eras. We have laughed at your laughs and cried with your cries shoulder by shoulder.”   “Kurdish language which dates back to several thousand years ago is a constant living language, a treasure of expressions and allegories,” Salehi said.   “Kurdish poetry, tales and in general literature, portray thousands of years permeated with ups and downs Kurds have experienced. Kurdish music takes us to the depth of the human history. The same is true about the visual arts of this region such as calligraphy and painting,” he added.   It should be noted that 30 figures of art and Culture from Kurdistan were honored at this ceremony.             ]]> History and Politics Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:51:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277790/kurdish-culture-and-art-part-of-human-treasure-minister E.P. Thompson’s seminal book to be reviewed in Tehran ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277628/e-p-thompson-s-seminal-book-to-be-reviewed-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, ‘The Making of the English Working Class’ (1963) which has been translated into Persian by Mohammad Maljou is an account of artisan & working-class society in its formative years, 1780-1832, adds an important dimension to our understanding of the 19th century. E.P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making & recreates the whole life experience of people who suffered loss of status & freedom, who underwent degradation & who yet created a culture & political consciousness of great vitality. A socialist and peace campaigner, Thompson is best known today for his historical work on the British radical movements in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, in particular ‘The Making of the English Working Class’. The program is scheduled for today at Al-Zahra University in Tehran.        ]]> History and Politics Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:08:27 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277628/e-p-thompson-s-seminal-book-to-be-reviewed-in-tehran ‎‘Schindler's List’ returns to Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277452/schindler-s-list-returns-to-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the Thomas Keneally’s book has been translated into Persian again by Mahboubeh Mehr-Afarid and released by Jomhouri Publishing in Tehran. The earlier Persian translation of the work was released by Saman Publishing 19 years ago.   'Schindler's List' or ‘Schindler's Ark’ tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a Nazi Party member who turns into an unlikely hero by saving 1,100 Jews from concentration camps all over Poland and Germany. It is a work of historical fiction which describes actual people and places with fictional events, dialogue and scenes added by the author and reconstructed dialogue where exact details are unknown. Keneally wrote a number of well received novels before and after ‘Schindler's List’; however, it has since gone on to become his most well-known and celebrated work. The novel is a Booker Prize-winning historical fiction novel which was also awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction in 1983. ‘Schindler's List’ was later adapted into the highly successful movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The new Persian translation of 'Schindler's List' has been published in 496 pages.     ]]> History and Politics Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:42:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277452/schindler-s-list-returns-to-iranian-bookstores Turkmenistan President’s book unveiled in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277153/turkmenistan-president-s-book-unveiled-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the unveiling ceremony was attended by Ashraf Boroujerdi, Head of Iran’s National Library, Archives and Documents Organization and the Culture Minister of Turkmenistan Atagely Shamuradov. Focusing on the Silk Road, the book 'Turkmenistan Is the Heart of the Great Silk Road’ follows the historical path of the Turkmen, trying to make the reader acquainted with Turkmen national and cultural identity, traditions, customs and life standards and realize the contribution of the Turkmen people to world scientific, economic and cultural progress. The program was held on the occasion of the Turkmenistan Cultural Week in Tehran which was held jointly by Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Turkmenistan and The Culture Ministry of Turkmenistan. The book has been translated into to twenty languages and after the unveiling ceremony will be also translated into Persian.   ]]> History and Politics Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:21:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277153/turkmenistan-president-s-book-unveiled-in-tehran Iran-Turkmenistan cultural ties in good terms ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277150/iran-turkmenistan-cultural-ties-in-good-terms According to IBNA correspondent, the opening ceremony of Turkmenistan Cultural Week scheduled for June 16-18 was held in the Vahdat Hall of Tehran with the Head of Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization Abuzar Ebrahimi Turkaman and Turkmenistan Culture Minister Atagely Shamuradov in attendance. Shamuradov said at the ceremony: “Increasing Cultural Relations between Iran and Turkmenistan testifies to our friendship, brotherhood and good-neighborliness. In light of these warm relations, the artists and cultural figures of the two countries are interested in joint projects.” “Last year the cultural week of the Islamic Republic of Iran was held in our country and in April, Norouz [the New Iranian Year] was celebrated in Iran-Turkmenistan border,” he stated. “Such programs aim to develop the cultural cooperation between the two nations and introducing their ancient, precious cultures to the world,” Turkmen Culture Minister added.   In the cultural week, Turkmen musicians will perform and the works, costumes and handicrafts by Turkmen artists will be showcased at Iran’s Artists Forum in Tehran. Moreover, a specialized historical meeting on the Silk Road will be held during the event.           ]]> History and Politics Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:28:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277150/iran-turkmenistan-cultural-ties-in-good-terms Book on dilemmas of Germans’ non-German names published http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276951/book-on-dilemmas-of-germans-non-german-names-published Based on a news item sent to IBNA by the German Cultural Attaché to Iran, ‘I Am from Here, Stop asking!’ (in German: Ich bin von hier, Hört auf zu fragen!) considers the way Germans talk about migration, refugees and integration and the fact  that they can seriously decide whether they want migrants in their country or not, and if so, how many  they tolerate.   Ferda Ataman whose parents were Turkish, grew up in Germany says the idea of a "white" host society in which immigrants come in is a kind of German way of life. Like many other Germans, who grew up with a foreign name, she is fed up with constantly having to explain where she actually came from, how she relates to Erdogan or what keeps her from the headscarf simply because of her name or the country of birth of her parents.   Born in Stuttgart in 1979, Ataman studied political science and after completing her studies, she completed a course at Berlin Journalism School. As a journalist, she has written for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Tagesspiegel and Spiegel Online.   ]]> History and Politics Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:54:17 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276951/book-on-dilemmas-of-germans-non-german-names-published German travelogues view on Iran to be discussed ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277006/german-travelogues-view-on-iran-to-be-discussed According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be attended by three Iranian experts Mahmoud Ja’fari Dehaghi, Ahmad Chaychi and Sa’eed Firouzabadi who will deliver their lectures in the event.   Among the European explorers and orientalists, Germans belong to the pioneers who have broadly travelled and reported about Iran. Considering the periods that these travelers have visited and reported, the early-modern time might be assumed as the Golden Time. Especially when Shah ‘Abbas I (r. 1588-1629) came to power in Isfahan and run an outward looking agenda, Persia has opened her doors to European traveler, especially Germans. The most notable German explorers who wrote about Iran are: Heinrich von Poser (1599- 1661); Adam Olearius (1603-1671); Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716); Heinrich Brugsch (1827-1894); Oskar Ritter von Niedermayer (1885-1948) and Franz Theodor Strauß (1859-1911).       ]]> History and Politics Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:23:24 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277006/german-travelogues-view-on-iran-to-be-discussed Iran's Majlis Library to cooperate with Greece ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276831/iran-s-majlis-library-to-cooperate-with-greece According to IBNA correspondent, at a meeting with the Head of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) Library Hojat ol-Eslam Seyyed Ali Emad, Greece Ambassador discussed the common cultural grounds between the two countries. At the beginning, Emad stressed on the importance of science history in Iran and services of Iranian Islamic civilization to the world: “Throughout the world, wherever science is produced, all people should have access to that. Regarding the importance of science in ancient Greece, Iran, India and Egypt, the world society has always taken advantage of their knowledge and the efforts of Iranian and Greek philosophers and scientists who were among the prominent figures of human wisdom are undeniable.” Head of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) Library then referred to the status of Iran in the lawmaking system of Asia and elaborated on the methods of providing services by the library to the Iranian lawmakers as well as researchers and others. Emad expressed readiness for cooperation with Greek scholars and said that the library contains a precious collection of books by Greek philosophers as well as other books on the history of Greece and welcomed cultural interaction with Greece Parliament Library and other key libraries in that country. Following the session, they discussed the 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly which is scheduled for August 24 to 30 in Athens Greece.     ]]> History and Politics Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:17:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276831/iran-s-majlis-library-to-cooperate-with-greece Book on Iranian wars with Romans and Arabs published http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276839/book-on-iranian-wars-with-romans-and-arabs-published According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been released by Ordibehest-e Janan publishing in Khorramabad city in Lorestan province of Iran, is a research work on the history of ancient Iran which ended by the decline of Sasanian Empire, which ruled over four centuries, and invasion of Arabs to Iran. Describing different periods of Sasanian dynasty, the author tries to inform the audience of the historical circumstances of that era.   In a part of the book, he refers to the wars of attrition between Iran and ancient Roman empire which dated back to the age of Parthians dynasty in Iran and deteriorated both empires and finally provided the ground for the decline of Sasanian Empire.   The wars were ended by the Arab Muslim Conquests, which led to the fall of the Sasanian Empire and huge territorial losses for the Byzantine Empire, shortly after the end of the last war between them.   'The History of Sasanians: Iran Wars with Romans and Arabs' has been published in 230 pages and 500 copies.   ]]> History and Politics Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:20:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276839/book-on-iranian-wars-with-romans-and-arabs-published Translation of ‘I Was Told to Come Alone’ republished http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276744/translation-of-i-was-told-to-come-alone-republished According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated by Fa’ezeh Nouri and released by Ketabestan Publishing in 335 pages and 1000 copies.      In ‘I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad’, the reader accompanies Mekhennet as she journeys behind the lines of jihad, starting in the German neighborhoods where the 9/11 plotters were radicalized and the Iraqi neighborhoods where Sunnis and Shi’a turned against one another, and culminating on the Turkish/Syrian border region where ISIS is a daily presence.   In her travels across the Middle East and North Africa, she documents her chilling run-ins with various intelligence services and shows why the Arab Spring never lived up to its promise. She then returns to Europe, first in London, where she uncovers the identity of the notorious ISIS executioner 'Jihadi John', and then in France, Belgium and her native Germany, where terror has come to the heart of Western civilization.   Mekhennet's background has given her unique access to some of the world's most wanted men, who generally refuse to speak to Western journalists. She is not afraid to face personal danger to reach out to individuals in the inner circles of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS and their affiliates; when she is told to come alone to an interview, she never knows what awaits at her destination.       ]]> History and Politics Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:53:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276744/translation-of-i-was-told-to-come-alone-republished ‎Meeting on “Iran from the View of German Travelogues” due ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276634/meeting-on-iran-from-the-view-of-german-travelogues-due According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be attended by three Iranian experts Mahmoud Ja’fari Dehaghi, Ahmad Chaychi and Sa’eed Firouzabadi who will deliver their lectures in the event.   Among the European explorers and orientalists, Germans belong to the pioneers who have broadly travelled and reported about Iran. Considering the periods that these travelers have visited and reported, the early-modern time might be assumed as the Golden Time. Especially when Shah ‘Abbas I (r. 1588-1629) came to power in Isfahan and run an outward looking agenda, Persia has opened her doors to European traveler, especially Germans. The most notable German explorers who wrote about Iran are: Heinrich von Poser (1599- 1661); Adam Olearius (1603-1671); Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716); Heinrich Brugsch (1827-1894); Oskar Ritter von Niedermayer (1885-1948) and Franz Theodor Strauß (1859-1911).   ]]> History and Politics Sun, 09 Jun 2019 12:44:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276634/meeting-on-iran-from-the-view-of-german-travelogues-due ‎‘Iran and East India Company during Zand Dynasty’ released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276408/iran-and-east-india-company-during-zand-dynasty-released According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been released by Ordibehesht-e Janan Publishing in the Iranian province of Lorestan, considers the why and what of the Iran’s relation with East India Company. By raising several questions, Behnam (PhD) tries to explore this relation regarding the tribal system of Zand government and its policies toward the activities of the company in the Persian Gulf. The English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia and India, incorporated by royal charter on December 31, 1600. Starting as a monopolistic trading body, the company became involved in politics and acted as an agent of British imperialism in India from the early 18th century to the mid-19th century. In addition, the activities of the company in China in the 19th century served as a catalyst for the expansion of British influence there. It then extended its activities to the Persian Gulf, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. ‘Iran and East India Company during the Zand Dynasty’ has been published in 171 pages and 500 copies.   ]]> History and Politics Sat, 01 Jun 2019 13:37:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276408/iran-and-east-india-company-during-zand-dynasty-released Iranian writer’s‎ 'P Is for Palestine’ controversial again http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276330/iranian-writer-s-p-is-for-palestine-controversial-again According to IBNA correspondent, the subject of the book has enraged the Jewish community of the region since they think it is hostile to the Jews and promotes the struggle of Palestinians against Israel.   The community has called for the removal of the book from the shelves of the State Library, however, the Local Library Administration has declared that the act of removal must be decided by the library's board of trustees.   An Israeli rabbi said ABC in New York that the book provokes grudge and hatred against Jews and extols the greatness of Palestinians teaching them that killing Jews is a must.   The independent bookstore book culture in New York had to apologize for selling the book however ‘P Is for Palestine’ was welcomed in the U.S. and all 2000 copies of the first edition of this book was sold out within a month. Golbarg Bashi is an Iranian-Swedish feminist professor of Iranian studies at Rutgers University in the U.S. Among other topics, Bashi has published works and given talks about human rights in the Middle East and the situation of women in Iran.   ]]> History and Politics Sat, 25 May 2019 12:08:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276330/iranian-writer-s-p-is-for-palestine-controversial-again Corey Robin’s ‘The Reactionary Mind’, a history of conservatism http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276236/corey-robin-s-the-reactionary-mind-a-history-of-conservatism According to IBNA correspondent, in this book which has been translated by Ali-Akbar Ma’soum Baigi into Persian and released by Negah Publishing, Robin (1967) has also concentrated his research efforts on the contemporary forms of conservatism and new conservatism as well as the difficulties of both liberals and the New Left in dealing with American supremacy after the end of the Cold War.   ‘The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin’ traces conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution, Robin argues that the right is fundamentally inspired by a hostility to emancipating the lower orders. Some conservatives endorse the free market, others oppose it. Some criticize the state, others celebrate it. Underlying these differences is the impulse to defend power and privilege against movements demanding freedom and equality. Despite their opposition to these movements, conservatives favor a dynamic conception of politics and society--one that involves self-transformation, violence, and war. They are also highly adaptive to new challenges and circumstances. This partiality to violence and capacity for reinvention has been critical to their success. The book ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia, from John C. Calhoun to Ayn Rand. It advances the notion that all rightwing ideologies, from the eighteenth century through today, are historical improvisations on a theme: the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back.   Corey Robin is an American political theorist, journalist and professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His articles have been published in ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Washington Post’, ‘The London Review of Books’, ‘The Nation’, ‘Jacobin’ and ‘Dissent’. ‘The Reactionary Mind’ in Persian has been published in 386 pages and 200 copies.   ]]> History and Politics Mon, 20 May 2019 13:22:36 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276236/corey-robin-s-the-reactionary-mind-a-history-of-conservatism Late Iranian writer’s novel released by French publisher http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275620/late-iranian-writer-s-novel-released-by-french-publisher According to IBNA correspondent, ‘The Flowers which Grow in Inferno’ (Les Fleurs Qui Poussent En Enfer) has been translated by an Iranian Professor of Persian language in France Christophe Balay into French.   Mohammad Mas’oud with the pen name ‘Rustic’ was an Iranian author who studied journalism in Belgium. He was an outspoken journalist blasting the then Iranian government in his newspaper ‘Man of the Time’ which was finally led to his assassination and death in February 1948. He was a radical journalist and even put a bounty on Ahmad Qavam, the Prime Minister of Reza Shah, the first king of Pahlavi monarchy.    Mas’oud’s first novel was ‘Nighttime Amusements’ was published in 1932. ‘The Flowers which Grow in Inferno’ is centered on the social problems of Iran in the early 1940s.   ]]> History and Politics Sat, 11 May 2019 13:56:37 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275620/late-iranian-writer-s-novel-released-by-french-publisher Turkey’s Chamber at Iran’s National Library to be opened http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/274225/turkey-s-chamber-at-iran-s-national-library-to-be-opened According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of National Library and Archives Organization of Iran, the ceremony will be attended by the director of the organization Ashraf Boroujerdi (PhD) and Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Derya Örs. Before the opening ceremony, Mrs. Boroujerdi will discuss the cultural relations between the two countries with Mr. Örs. The establishment of Turkey’s Chamber at Iran’s National Library is a cultural countermeasure to the opening of Iran’s Chamber at Turkey’s National Library. Turkey’s Chamber at Iran’s National Library will feature books by the writers from that country as well as forks which manifest the culture and rituals of Turkey. The present National Library of Iran incorporates many different collections including many rare and valuable manuscripts. The central main branch is located in north-central Tehran. The new building is specially designed to combine different faculties of the library in a single platform. The library by itself is over 90,000 m2, the largest library campus in the Middle East. It encompasses 5 separate halls, each hall dedicated to a different faculty, including Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Science and Science Education, and Health Studies.   ]]> History and Politics Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:02:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/274225/turkey-s-chamber-at-iran-s-national-library-to-be-opened “German Lawrence” role in Iran elaborated in a book http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/273919/german-lawrence-role-in-iran-elaborated-a-book According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Wilhelm Wassmuss German Lawrence and Ally of Braves of Tangestan’ which is based on documents in the administrative profile of Wilhelm Wassmuss in German Foreign Ministry has been translated by Javad Seyyed Ashraf into Persian. Wassmuss entered the German Foreign Office in 1906. Sent first to Madagascar, he was promoted to vice consul and assigned to the German Consulate in the Iranian port town of Bushehr by the Persian Gulf in 1909. After a mission in Madagascar, in 1913, he returned to Bushehr. With the start of World War I, Wassmuss appears to have recognized that now was the time to foment a revolt against British interests in the region. He had learned to love the Mesopotamian desert and had educated himself into an intimate knowledge of it, its people, and their customs and languages. For a time, he had been dazzlingly successful in Iran, helping Iranian combatants against the British rule in the south of Iran including Tangestan, but tribal support for him began to fade when it became obvious to the tribal leaders that Germany was not defeating Britain. After the war, Wassmuss, whose network had spread through Afghanistan and as far as India, and for whom the British had offered a $500,000 reward, was imprisoned by the British. He was released in 1920 and made his way back to Berlin. Once there, the man who had had eloquently lied to the Persian tribesmen on Germany’s behalf struggled to persuade the German Foreign Office to honor his pledges and pay the money he had promised to the tribes; the German government refused.    As the post-war years went by, Wassmuss could not forget his promises. He returned to Bushehr in 1924 and, purchasing cheap farmland, promised to repay the tribesmen from the profits he hoped to make from farming. The farm failed. After legal squabbles over money with some of the tribal chieftains who once been his friends, Wilhelm Wassmuss returned to Berlin in April 1931. A broken man, he died virtually forgotten and in poverty in November 1931.   In early 1970, a popular TV series titled ‘Braves of Tangestan’ was made in Iran on the armed struggle of Tangestani people against the British forces in the height of World War I and portrayed the role of Wassmuss in those events.  ‘Wilhelm Wassmuss German Lawrence and Ally of Braves of Tangestan’ in Persian has been released by Qoqnous publishing in 407 pages and 770 copies.   ]]> History and Politics Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:08:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/273919/german-lawrence-role-in-iran-elaborated-a-book Chinese correspondent diaries of Iran to be unveiled http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/273710/chinese-correspondent-diaries-of-iran-to-be-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, the copyright of this book has been purchased by Pol Literary Agency in Tehran in cooperation with Renmin University of China, the book has been published in three languages of Chinese, English and Persian. The unveiling ceremony will be attended by the author Wang Wen who is also a researcher and university instructor, Deputy Culture Minister of China, Head of the Center for Political and International Studies of Iran's Foreign Ministry, Chinese Ambassador to Iran, Dean of the Renmin University, Executive Director of Pol Literary Agency as well as the director of Nahl Publishing at the Center for Political and International Studies of Iran's Foreign Ministry.   ]]> History and Politics Sun, 07 Apr 2019 12:31:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/273710/chinese-correspondent-diaries-of-iran-to-be-unveiled Michael Newman’s book describes socialism in modern context http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/273632/michael-newman-s-book-describes-socialism-in-modern-context According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Socialism: A Very Short Introduction’ has been translated by Hamid-Reza Mossayebi and released by Agah Publishing in Tehran. In this 'Very Short Introduction', Michael Newman seeks to place the idea of socialism in a modern context for today's readers. He explains socialist ideas in the framework of its historical evolution, from the French Revolution to the present day, and examines practical attempts to implement socialism.   Not just another history of socialist ideas, this book aims for a different approach that looks at practice as well as theory--centering on the contrast between Communism and Social Democracy. The relationship between socialism and notions of democracy, freedom, and equality is also discussed. Newman brings the subject entirely up to date by tackling contemporary forms of socialism. While the book's focus is on Europe and the Soviet Union, it is set in a broader geographical context. Newman's fresh approach to the subject enables the reader to re-evaluate socialism.   From Cuban communism and Swedish social democracy to the New Left, Michael Newman explains socialism-the social, economic, and philosophical juggernaut of the past century. He examines standard socialist conventions and evolution from 19th-century industrial towns, while also defining modern socialism. He includes recent conceptualizations such as the feminist and Green movements, and uses this plethora of information to forecast socialism's trajectory into the future. ‘Socialism: A Very Short Introduction’ in Persian has been published in 184 pages.   ]]> History and Politics Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:54:01 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/273632/michael-newman-s-book-describes-socialism-in-modern-context Nobel winning ‘The Last Girl’ unfolds horrific crimes http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/273219/nobel-winning-the-last-girl-unfolds-horrific-crimes According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated by Zainab Kazemkhah into Persian and released by Parseh Publishing in Tehran. With the full title ‘The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State’ the book which won the Nobel peace prize tells the story of Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq.   A member of the Ezidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia's brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade.   Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety.   Today, Nadia's story--as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi--has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war.       ]]> History and Politics Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:36:12 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/273219/nobel-winning-the-last-girl-unfolds-horrific-crimes Critical study of Iranian scholar Abrahamian’s work due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/270512/critical-study-of-iranian-scholar-abrahamian-s-work-due According to IBNA correspondent, the program is from the series of meetings on theoretical conceptual history and Iranian historical sociology which will be attended by Iranian scholars and university instructors such as Seyyed Hashem Aghjari, Ebrahim Tofigh, Mohammad Maljou and Mostafa Abdi. Born in Tehran to Iranian-Armenian parents and raised in England, Ervand Abrahamian received his M.A. at Oxford University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He teaches at the City University of New York (CUNY) where he is Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He has taught at Princeton University, New York University and Oxford University. Abrahamian was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Among Abrahamian’s books are: ‘A History of Modern Iran’ (Cambridge University Press, 2008), ‘The Coup: 1953, The CIA and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations’ (New Press, 2013) and ‘The Crowd in Iranian Politics’ (In Persian) (Cheshmeh Press, 2016 ]]> History and Politics Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:29:06 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/270512/critical-study-of-iranian-scholar-abrahamian-s-work-due Book by Saddam Hussein’s doctor available in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269780/book-by-saddam-hussein-s-doctor-available-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, Ala Bashir is a celebrated Iraqi artist and a plastic surgeon who worked for two decades as a personal doctor and plastic surgeon for Saddam Hussein, the late Iraqi leader, and his family and inner circle. He is the former Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baghdad University.   Although in various chapter of “Insider”, Bashir refers to different problems of Iraq under the rule of ‎Saddam Hussein such as widespread corruption among the family of the president, and Saddam's ‎shortcomings in resolving the problems of his country, with a peculiar sensitivity," tries to exempt the ‎former Iraqi dictator as the main person responsible for these damages to Iraq as well as ‎the other neighboring countries above them Iran.   Bashir was the top member of Saddam medical team who headed hospital in ‎Baghdad and treated Saddam as well as his family for many years.   Interestingly he is a noted Surrealist painter and sculptor who was always respected by the leader of ‎Iraq party and the book reveals that his status in Iraq was indebted to his Faithfulness to his ‎country's government. His works of art have been shown in several international exhibitions in, for example, France (Paris, Cagnes-sur-Mer), the United Kingdom (London), Ireland (Dublin), Austria (Vienna), Germany (Bonn), Yugoslavia (Belgrade), Italy (Rome), Russia (Moscow), Qatar (Doha), Morocco (Rabat), Libya (Tripoli), India (New Delhi), Tunisia (Tunis), Egypt (Cairo), the United States (New York, 1976 American tour), Iraq (Baghdad) and currently at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore-USA. Bashir escaped from Iraq two months after the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam in 2003. “Insider” has been translated into Persian by Ehsan Balani and released by Almas Parsian Publishing in 264 pages and 1000 copies. ‎   ]]> History and Politics Wed, 26 Dec 2018 13:02:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269780/book-by-saddam-hussein-s-doctor-available-in-persian Golestan Palace to cooperate with Hamburg Center http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269779/golestan-palace-to-cooperate-with-hamburg-center According to IBNA correspondent, Director of Golestan Palace and Heritage Museum in Tehran Mas'oud Nosrati held a meeting with Professor Michael Friedrich, Director of Centre for the Studies of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) at Hamburg University and the Iranian Islamic Art History Scholar Ilse Sturkenboom (PhD) from the University of St Andrews in Scotland for launching research and educational cooperation, holding cultural fairs, international conferences, as well as publishing cultural and historical works.   “The research center in Hamburg is one of the most significant entities of its kind throughout the world and has carried out several research projects on a variety of subjects from East Asia to West Africa,” he said.   “After completing the legal process and receiving the approval of the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization we will sign a trilateral agreement to introduce all World Heritage works in Golestan Palace Museum,” Nosrati added.    Director of Golestan Palace and Heritage Museum went on to say: “The full index of manuscripts which is contained in Golestan Palace will be published in a bilingual catalog. Also, the digitalization of this manuscript is on our agenda.”   ]]> History and Politics Sun, 23 Dec 2018 13:54:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269779/golestan-palace-to-cooperate-with-hamburg-center ‎‘Finks’ comes to Iran’s book market http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269962/finks-comes-to-iran-s-book-market According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World's Best Writers’ which has been translated by Parnaz Talebi into Persian refers to the time when news broke that the CIA had colluded with literary magazines to produce cultural propaganda throughout the Cold War, a debate began that has never been resolved. The story continues to unfold, with the reputations of some of America’s best-loved literary figures—including Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, and Richard Wright—tarnished as their work for the intelligence agency has come to light.   ‘Finks’ is a tale of two CIAs, and how they blurred the line between propaganda and literature. One CIA created literary magazines that promoted American and European writers and cultural freedom, while the other toppled governments, using assassination and censorship as political tools.   Defenders of the “cultural” CIA argue that it should have been lauded for boosting interest in the arts and freedom of thought, but the two CIAs had the same undercover goals, and shared many of the same methods: deception, subterfuge and intimidation.   ‘Finks’ demonstrates how the good-versus-bad CIA is a false divide, and that the cultural Cold Warriors again and again used anti-Communism as a lever to spy relentlessly on leftists, and indeed writers of all political inclinations, and thereby pushed U.S. democracy a little closer to the Soviet model of the surveillance state. The Persian translation of 'Finks' has been released by Ketab-e Koucheh Publishing in Tehran in 495 pages.       ]]> History and Politics Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:09:14 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269962/finks-comes-to-iran-s-book-market Call for Iran in Transition International Congress http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269449/call-for-iran-in-transition-international-congress According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be held in cooperation of Tehran University's Faculty of Literature and Humanities, the French Association of Iranology in Tehran, the Association of French Orientalism in Anatolia and Iranian Negarestan-e Andisheh Institute. Tehran University's Faculty of Literature and Humanities will host the event on December 17 and 18.   Based on three main axes aims to review a significant stage in Iranian history:  1) Thought and Culture; with subcategories such as the idea of freedom and law, free journals and Iranian intellectuals, the role played by translation in the emergence of new concepts in Iran, Constitutional Movement and new critics.  2) Economy and Policy; with subcategories such as: protest, movement and revolution, national economy and political struggle. 3) Developments And International Relations with subcategories such as the role of foreign advisors and countries in the local developments of Iran and the representation of Constitutional Movement in the foreign travelogues.         ]]> History and Politics Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:58:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269449/call-for-iran-in-transition-international-congress International Conference on Civilization History due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/268795/international-conference-on-civilization-history-due According to IBNA correspondent quoting from waset.org, the conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Civilization History and Characteristics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Civilization History and Characteristics. Prospective authors are encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Civilization History and Characteristics are invited for presentation at the conference. Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline for this event is December 13, 2018. ]]> History and Politics Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:22:14 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/268795/international-conference-on-civilization-history-due Literati House to review ‘Sketches of Iran’‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/268743/literati-house-to-review-sketches-of-iran According to IBNA correspondent, the program which has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 5 will be attended by Iranian experts Mahmoud Ja’fari Dehaqi, Tahmoureth Sajedi Saba and Shahla Tahmasbi. ‘Sketches of Iran’ has not been exactly written by Sir John Malcolm but is based on his notes during his missions in Iran particularly his first mission which describes Iranian social life and temperament as well as Persian literature. Later that year he was selected by the Governor-General (Lord Mornington, later Marquess Wellesley) to lead a diplomatic mission to Iran. Following his return in 1801 he became Wellesley’s private secretary, based in Calcutta (Kolkata). In early 1808 the Governor-General, sent him on a second mission to Iran during the "Qajar era, but at this time French influence was dominant in Tehran, and he was rebuffed. Later that year a separate mission from London under Sir Harford Jones arrived in Iran and achieved success, the Iran government having by then become disenchanted with the French. Malcolm was again sent to Iran in 1810, but by that time the British government had decided to conduct diplomatic relations with Iran directly from London, and appointed another diplomat as the ambassador. Malcolm wrote nine books, plus a volume of poetry. In describing Iran, he uses the omniscient point of view, perhaps in order to be able to express his ideas and feelings about the Iranians which are mostly imbued with hostility, grudge and humiliation indirectly.   ]]> History and Politics Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:45:08 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/268743/literati-house-to-review-sketches-of-iran Veteran Iranian writer and translator Khamei passes away http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/268060/veteran-iranian-writer-and-translator-khamei-passes-away According to IBNA correspondent, based on Khamei’s will, his body was sent to Medical Sciences Faculty of Tehran University for medical research. Khamei wrote many books in his specialty fields, including his analytical and critical book ‘Revisionism from Marx to Mao Tse-Tung’. He was a university professor at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgiumand a UNESCO fellow. Khamei was an activist of the Tudeh Party (Party of Masses) of Iran in the 1940s, but he quit in January 1948 and concentrated on his journalistic and academic activities. He has books on a number of Iranian writers and theatricians including Sadegh Hedayat, Abdol-Hossein Noushin and Zabih Behrouz.   ]]> History and Politics Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:44:06 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/268060/veteran-iranian-writer-and-translator-khamei-passes-away Belgian diplomat’s wife memoire of Iran printed in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/268137/belgian-diplomat-s-wife-memoire-of-iran-printed-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Peeps into Persia’ was released in English in London in 1913, Dorothy de Warzée has been translated by Shahla Tahmasbi into Persian and printed by Qoqnous Publishing in Tehran.   In the west, this work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as they know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. On Persian language, de Warzée writes: “The Persian language is extremely old, but the language now used in Persia is not the same as that spoken in the early ages. It has undergone many changes and has suffered from the influence of the Turks and Mongols. In the 17th century, there were three languages used in Persia, are because used for science, religion and law, Persian for poetry and romance; and Turkish as the language of war. The first well-known Persian book is 'Avesta', the holy book of the ancient Persians. It marks the beginning of the religious era, the first in Persian literature and was written some time during the fourth century. It was the book of Zoroastrians and it told of a good genius who created all things that could do good in life and of an evil genius who tried to destroy all these good works.” On the Iranian Art and poetry," the book reads: “At the present day poetry is encouraged in Persia. It is not curious how the Oriental spirit of all time has a fancy for the ideal and the fanciful? It is not the supernatural that inspires these poets; it is their own imaginations, from which their brains draw ideas both light and profound. Voluptuousness, wine and flowers are to subjects about which these delicious poets sing. They of waived death smiling, for even this appears to them but a new delight.”   The Persian translation of the !book has been published in 188 pages and 1100 copies.       ]]> History and Politics Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:43:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/268137/belgian-diplomat-s-wife-memoire-of-iran-printed-in-persian Iran’s Culture Minister meets his Russian counterpart http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/267932/iran-s-culture-minister-meets-his-russian-counterpart According to IBNA correspondent coaching from the public relations department of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Salehi who has traveled to St. Petersburg to participate at a 3-day cultural forum discussed a variety of cultural issues with Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky on Thursday. The meeting took place in anthropology Museum of St. Petersburg where Salehi considered the cultural cooperation of Iran and Russia and regarded them as constructing and boosting. Appreciating the efforts of the Russian government for holding Iran’s Cultural Week in their country, Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance hoped that the Russian Cultural Week would be held in Iran next year. Salehi regarded St. Petersburg as a familiar city for the Iranian cultural society saying his trip will leave many delightful images in his mind. For his part, Medinsky appreciated Salehi’s attendance at the St. Petersburg Cultural Forum and expressed Russia’s readiness to boost cultural ties with Iran. The forum hosts many cultural experts, scholars, academics, cineastes, musicians from all across the world to exchange their views on a variety of cultural issues.     ]]> History and Politics Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:09:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/267932/iran-s-culture-minister-meets-his-russian-counterpart Persian books to be showcased in Austrian National Library http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267814/persian-books-to-be-showcased-in-austrian-national-library According to IBNA correspondent, in this meeting Ebadollah Molaei, Iranian Ambassador to Austria and Johanna Rachinger (PhD), Scientific Director of Austrian National Library also discussed the prospect of furthering cultural interaction between the two countries as well as holding an exhibition of the treasure of Persian books in Austrian National Library. Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) is the largest library in Austria, with more than 12 million items in its various collections. The library is located in the Neue Burg Wing of the Hofburg in center of Vienna. The library complex includes four museums, as well as multiple special collections and archives.   ]]> History and Politics Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:39:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267814/persian-books-to-be-showcased-in-austrian-national-library French Iranologist to lecture on Achaemenid Empire http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267277/french-iranologist-to-lecture-on-achaemenid-empire According to IBNA correspondent, the event is held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of founding Literature Academy of Isfahan University. Briant is a Professor of History and Civilisation of the Achaemenid World and the Empire of Alexander at the Collège de France (1999 onwards), Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Chicago, and founder of the website achemenet.com. His works deal mainly with the Achaemenid Empire, and related issues as Alexander the Great or the Hellenistic Era. The program is scheduled to be held from 10 to 12 a.m. ]]> History and Politics Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:51:58 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267277/french-iranologist-to-lecture-on-achaemenid-empire ‎‘Iran and Russian Imperialism’ released in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267300/iran-and-russian-imperialism-released-in-persian The book reads: “Rather than a centralized state, Iran in the nineteenth century was a delicate balance between tribal groups, urban merchant communities, religious elites, and an autocratic monarchy. While Russia gained an increasingly dominant political role in Iran over the course of this century, Russian influence was often challenged by banditry on the roads, riots in the cities, and the seeming arbitrariness of the Shah.   Iran and Russian Imperialism develops a comprehensive picture of Russia’s historical entanglements with one of its most important neighbours in Asia. It recounts how the Russian Empire strived to gain political influence at the Persian court, promote Russian trade, and secure the enormous southern borders of the empire.   Using hitherto often neglected documents from archives in Russia and Georgia and reading them against the grain, this book reveals the complex reactions of different groups in Iranian society to Russian imperialism. As it turns out, the Iranians were, in the words of the Russian orientalist Konstantin Smirnov, "ideal anarchists," whose resistance to imperial domination, as well as to centralized state institutions more generally, impacted developments in the region in the century to come.   Iran’s troubled relationship with the wider world continues to be a topic of considerable interest to historians, yet little focus has been given to Russia’s historical connections to Iran. This book thus represents a valuable contribution to Iranian and Russian History, as well as International Relations.”   ]]> History and Politics Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:33:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267300/iran-and-russian-imperialism-released-in-persian Culture Minister discusses cultural ties boost with German Amb ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/266781/culture-minister-discusses-cultural-ties-boost-with-german-amb According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Salehi said at the meeting that since the government of President Rouhani took office, several opportunities have been provided for improving cultural relations between Iran and Germany and we hope this process continues to evolve.   “Iran and Germany have enjoyed long-standing relations which have been deepened in the course of history. Both countries are determined to boost their cultural ties,” he said.   “The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is decisive to open new windows of cultural communication with Germany since the two nations have many common cultural grounds. The Iranian society has always been interested in German culture, the school of thought and art and follows German philosophical ideas. In different periods of time, Germany has been a good partner for Iran,” Salehi added.   Referring to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Culture Minister said that the European countries, particularly Germany, have tried to support the agreement, but more actions should be taken to regain Iran’s confidence to the plan.    Klor-Berchtold for his part indicated to the long history of Germany’s relation with Iran in various fields including culture and art: “There’s a good understanding between the two nations and both have always been interested in developing friendship and cooperation. We hope that the memorandum of understanding between the two countries will be signed as soon as possible.”   “Iranians are enthusiastic about Germany’s culture and art and I have seen few countries whose people know Goethe, Hegel and Kant,” he added.   The ambassador hoped that the precious works of Tehran’s Museum Of Contemporary Arts would be put on public display in Germany, and in return German historical works of art would concurrently be exhibited in Iran.  ]]> History and Politics Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:58:49 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/266781/culture-minister-discusses-cultural-ties-boost-with-german-amb ‎‘How to Think Like Churchill’ in Persian released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/266281/how-to-think-like-churchill-in-persian-released According to IBNA correspondent, the translator of the series, Siamak Dashti has come across the idea to name the series in Persian ‘From the View of Geniuses’, which describe the lives of those who have influenced the history of mankind. The series by Daniel Smith offers a delightful story-like account of these people. On the back cover of ‘How to Think Like Churchill’ describes that the British Prime Minister had a multifaceted character in his youth, a rebel who when became a politician was uncompromising. Everybody knew him as a reformist, an accomplished journalist, a soldier, a pacifist, an artist and historian who won the Nobel Prize of Literature [although his status as the conqueror of the World War II played the role in receiving the award]. The book reads: “Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, Winston Churchill will always be remembered for his leadership of his country during the Second World War. His commitment to 'never surrender', as well as his stirring speeches and radio broadcasts, helped inspire British resistance to the Nazi threat when Britain stood alone against an occupied Europe. However, his political career did not always show a continual upwards trajectory. After the First World War, he left government and spent the 1930s in the political 'wilderness'. But, as one of the few voices warning about Nazi Germany, he returned to government to play his part in defeating Nazism and becoming one of the defining figures of the twentieth century.” In ‘How to Think Like Churchill’, the author looks at defining moments in Churchill's life and reveals the key principles, philosophies, and decisions that made him the man we remember him as: leader, visionary and national hero.     ]]> History and Politics Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:47:59 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/266281/how-to-think-like-churchill-in-persian-released Eminent scholar Yarshater passes away http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/264986/eminent-scholar-yarshater-passes-away According to IBNA correspondent, Ehsanollah Yarshater (Ph.D.) was the founder and director of The Center for Iranian Studies, and Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University, as the first Persian full-time professor at a U.S. university since World War II. His magnum opus is Encyclopædia Iranica, a project whose goal is to create a comprehensive and authoritative English language encyclopedia about the history, culture, and civilization of Iranian peoples from prehistory to modern times.   Yarshater was one of the 40 editors of the encyclopedia with articles by 300 authors from various academic institutions. He also edited the third volume of the Cambridge History of Iran, comprising the history of the Seleucid, the Parthians, and the Sassanians, and a volume entitled Persian Literature. He was also an editor of a sixteen-volume series named History of Persian Literature. The scholar had won several International awards for scholarship, including a UNESCO award in 1959, and the Giorgio Levi Della Vida Medal for Achievement in Islamic Studies from UCLA in 1991.     ]]> History and Politics Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:33:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/264986/eminent-scholar-yarshater-passes-away Books to be unveiled on Iran-Ukraine Cultural Days ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/264930/books-to-be-unveiled-on-iran-ukraine-cultural-days According to IBNA correspondent, in the event which will kick off on Tuesday, August 28 and will run by Sunday, September 2, a Ukrainian translation of a poetry collection by Iranian writer Alireza Bahrami titled ‘London 1939’ will be unveiled at Fereshteh Bookstore of Tehran’s Book City. The other book is a Persian translation of the novel ‘Kaidash’s Family’ (1878) by the acclaimed Ukrainian writer Ivan Nechuy-Levytsky which will be unveiled. The event is held in collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine and Aradman Publishing in Tehran on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Ukrainian independence. Among the other programs of the event are speeches to be delivered to by a number of scholars. Moreover, a photo exhibition titled ‘Kiev: the City of Revolution and Life’ taken by Alireza Bahrami will be showcased on Friday, August 31. The Iran-Ukraine Cultural Dialogue Days will wrap up after a meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador Sergei Burdylyak in attendance on Sunday, September 2.     ]]> History and Politics Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:44:17 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/264930/books-to-be-unveiled-on-iran-ukraine-cultural-days Cambridge to publish book on Iranian intellectualism history http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/263465/cambridge-to-publish-book-on-iranian-intellectualism-history According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Cambridge University Press, since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, many Western observers of Iran have seen the country caught between Eastern history and 'Western' modernity, between religion and secularity. As a result, analysis of political philosophy preceding the Revolution has become subsumed by this narrative. Here, Afshin Matin-Asgari proposes a revisionist work of intellectual history, challenging many of the dominant paradigms in Iranian and Middle Eastern historiography and offering a new narration. In charting the intellectual construction of Iranian modernity during the twentieth century, Matin-Asgari focuses on broad patterns of influential ideas and their relation to each other. These intellectual trends are studied in a global historical context, leading to the assertion that Iranian modernity has been sustained by at least a century of intense intellectual interaction with global ideologies. Turning many prevailing narratives on their heads, the author concludes that modern Iran can be seen as, culturally and intellectually, both Eastern and Western. Afshin Matin-Asgari (Ph.D.) who has won the Outstanding Professor Award, 2015, was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the U.S. after high school. In 1993, Matin-Asgari received a doctoral degree in Middle East history from UCLA. His dissertation was published in 2001 as the book, ‘Iranian Student Opposition to the Shah’. At Cal State LA, he teaches courses in Middle East history, world history, Islam, and comparative religion. Matin-Asgari has published 20 articles and book chapters.     ]]> History and Politics Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:38:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/263465/cambridge-to-publish-book-on-iranian-intellectualism-history Salehi discusses boosting cultural ties with Japan's Amb. http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/263095/salehi-discusses-boosting-cultural-ties-with-japan-s-amb According to IBNA correspondent, in this meeting, Iran’s Culture Minister pointed out that participation at Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) as the guest of honor for other countries provides an opportunity for the expansion of cultural relations with Iran. “Tehran Book Fair is among the major cultural events in the Middle East and some million Iranian’s from different regions of the country attend the event,” he said. Referring to 90 years of diplomatic relations as well as the 60th anniversary of signing the first Iran- Japan cultural agreement, Salehi stated: “Historical ties between the two nations date back to ancient times and cultural relations can improve them even further. We must take the best advantage of such an occasion.” He pointed to the accomplishments of Iran in cinema, music, visual arts and dramatic literature saying that the development of cultural ties will pave the way for better understanding of the two great civilizations of Iran and Japan. Kobayashi said for his part that he is pleased with working as the Japanese ambassador to Iran and he enjoys his job. “Iran and Japan have continued ancient historical and cultural relations and many Iranian commodities reached to Japan through the Silk Road,” he added. Japanese ambassador to Iran remarks that in 2015, when Japanese Foreign Minister traveled to Tehran, 'Iran-Japan Cooperation Council' was founded and led to the formation of six working groups which one of them was sport and culture working group. Its second meeting was held last year when cultural and sports cooperation between the two countries were discussed.     ]]> History and Politics Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:05:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/263095/salehi-discusses-boosting-cultural-ties-with-japan-s-amb