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First rate historical narrative.,
This review is from: Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day (Paperback)
I have just returned from Iran. I took two very good guides with me, Brant & Lonely Planet. At the last minute I took Michael Axworthys' Iran Empire of the mind, it proved invaluable for answering a myriad of dynastic details that the guides books do not have the scope for.It brings the reader right up to date and looks at this modern country and the philosophy behind its' culture. With Iran in the centre of world attention this book with its gripping and powerful narrative obliges us to take stock of our preconceived notions of this ancient land.