From the Medes to the Mullahs: a History of Iran

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This book offers an accessible, but comprehensive, introduction to the long and rich history of Iran. Starting around 600 BCE it traces the main historical events, finishing with the modern Islamic Republic of Iran. It covers the Islamic conquest of Persia and the Sunni-Shi’a schism.

It would be of particular interest to the non-academic person who wants to understand a country that is frequently misunderstood yet central to issues relating to the Middle East today.


Paul of Tarsus: a First Century Radical

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This book looks at the radical Jew of the First Century who challenged the status quo.

Including useful maps it should appeal to the general reader who wants to learn about the man from Tarsus from a historical perspective rather than the more usual avenue, through Scripture.