A short history of iran iran is an ancient nation once known as persia at one time in history, it was a major empire in its own right but over time it has been overrun many cultures (by arabs, turks, mongols and others), and as a result its territory has been altered throughout the centuries iran has more often than not found. Brief critical history of iranian feature film (1896-1975) the advent of cinema in iran iran throughout its history has been a melting pot for other cultures repeated introductions of new cultures through conquerors and traders from aryan civilization until today have developed a kind of social subconscious. A brief look at iran's history story highlights since islamic revolution of 1979, iran's government has been at odds with the west protests broke out in 2002 after president bush included iran in the axis of evil mayor of tehran, mahmoud ahmadinejad, won presidency in 2005 updated 6:59 pm edt,. Iran facts: official web sites of iran, links and information on iran's art, culture, geography, history, travel and tourism, cities, the capital city, airlines, embassies, tourist boards and newspapers. Map of iran geography iran (pronounced ee-rahn), formerly known as persia, is situated at the crossroads of central asia, south asia, and the arab states of the middle east this strategic position—and its access to the persian gulf in the south—have made iran an important country throughout its history much of iran.
Quick facts official title: islamic republic of iran area: 1648 million square kilometres terrain: mostly a central desert basin surrounded by mountainous rims government: theocratic republic capital: tehran head of state: leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah ali hoseini-khamenei head of. Other articles where history of iran is discussed: this article discusses the history of iran from 640 ce to the present for the history of the region before the 7th century, see iran, ancient. This current iranian reality, however, overshadows the glorious iranian civilization whose origins date back almost three millennia a history of iran, one of several recent books that aim to draw back the gloomy curtain of recent events, aims to increase the general reader's awareness of the richness and uniqueness of the.
Ayatollah khomeini effectively stepped into power 31 years ago on february 11, 1979, when the army stepped aside, accepting him as their leader he was the most popular of a group of religious leaders who had opposed the shah's increasingly repressive monarchy the shah of iran himself had fled into. 1921 reza khan, a military officer in persia's cossack brigade, names himself shah of persia after successfully staging a coup against the government of the qajar dynasty he immediately launches an ambitious campaign to modernize the country among other plans, he hopes to develop a national.
When it comes to iranian exports, a few things come to mind: oil, rugs, pistachios, and caviar with the finest sturgeon coming from the waters of the caspian sea, caviar is one of the country's main exports, generating more revenue that crude oil read on to uncover a brief history of iran's other black gold,. But the ice between the two nations may be thawing as the deadline for a historic nuclear deal approaches this week watch the video above to experience the gripping events both sides must overcome to get there, in abc news' “a brief history of us-iran relations,” narrated by george stephanopoulos. Never before has a book of this caliber (brief but thorough) been printed in english regarding the entire history of iran although the writer does not claim to be a historian, he realized the need for just such a timely book a concise history of iran sheds light on the heretofore unfamiliar and often unrecognized relationship.
Iran's long history, in spite of different devastating invasions and occupations by arabs, turks, mongols, british, russians, and others, the country has always maintained its national identity and has developed as a distinct political and cultural entity. What can iran's modern literature tell us about its writers and the society they emerged from iranian writer nima malek mohamadi walks us through iran's recent literary history ahead of iran in writing: past and present, a talk at the british library today iranians love poetry and it is said that all iranians try. One of the books i bought from this yearrsquos riyadh book fair is ldquofour important letters exchanged between ottoman sultan abdul hamid i and.
The history of iran, commonly also known as persia in the western world, is intertwined with the history of a larger region, also to an extent known as greater iran, comprising the area from anatolia, the bosphorus, and egypt in the west to the borders of ancient india and the syr darya in the east, and from the caucasus and. Find out more about the history of iran-iraq war, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. The nation of iran is the modern descendant of some of the most prosperous and expansive empires in world history iran's unique culture has roots.