The Cambridge History of Iran Vol. 1 The Land of Iran / Edited by W. B. Fisher.

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Other titles
  • Land of Iran
  • The land of Iran.
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1968
Physical description
1 online resource (804 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
ISBN
  • 9781139054928 (ebook)
  • 9780521069359 (hardback)
Notes
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 23 Sep 2015).
  • Includes bibliography and index.
Contents
  • List of plates -- Volume editor's preface -- Units of measurement -- Part I. The Land: 1. Physical geography -- 2. Geology -- 3. Geomorphology -- 4. The origin of the Zagros defiles -- 5. Climate -- 6. Soils -- 7. Hydrography -- 8. Vegetation -- 9. Mammals -- 10. Zoogeographic analysis of the lizard fauna of Iran -- 11. Ornithology -- Part II. The People: 12. Early man in Iran -- 13. Geography of settlement -- 14. Population -- Part III. Economic Life: 15. Minerals -- 16. Industrial activities -- 17. Communications, transport, retail trade and service -- 18. Agriculture -- 19. Water use in north-east Iran -- 20. Pastoralism, Nomadism and the social anthropology of Iran -- 21. Land reform of Iran -- Part IV. Conclusion: 22. The personality of Iran -- Bibliography -- Conversion tables -- Index.
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Genre
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • The Cambridge History of Iran is an eight-volume survey of Iranian history and culture, and its contribution to the civilisation of the world. All aspect of the religious, philosophical, political, economic, scientific and artistic elements in Iranian civilisation are studies, with some emphasis on geographical and ecological factors which have contributed to that civilisation's special character. The aim is to provide a collection of readable essays rather than a catalogue of information. The volumes offer scope for the publication of new ideas as well as providing summaries of established facts. They should act as a stimulus to specialists, but are primarily concerned to answer the sort of questions about the past and present of Iran that are asked by the non-specialist. Volume I sets the physical stage for the human events which follow. In a sense it is a companion volume to the rest of the series. The whole volume is devoted to geography, geology, anthropology, economic life, and flora and fauna. The physical environment of Iran is seen not as an unmoving backcloth against which the human drama is played; rather it is seen as a natural element which shapes in distinct and recognisable ways the whole course of human activity in the country. Iran offers a picture of sharp identity as a geographical unit. In spite of highly varies and often harsh natural conditions at local level, a consistent and recognisable pattern of physiographical and climatic features emerges at the national level. Because of these features the Iranians as a people suffered many vicissitudes. The complex character of the relationship between terrain and people is the major theme of this volume.

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University of Birmingham Libraries: Main Library, Collection DS272
University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 1 955 CAM
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms SPHOA HLR 955
British Library: Oriental Collections, St Pancras Reading Rooms V.16941 [Another copy.]
British Library: Oriental Collections, St Pancras Reading Rooms SPHOA OIG 955 [Another copy.]***[Another copy.]
University of Cambridge Libraries: Jesus College: Store ONW Cam/1
University of Cambridge Libraries: Corpus Christi College: Taylor Library A.1a.FIS
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University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Main Reading Room, past the catalogue hall, First Floor, not borrowable R620.I80
University of Cambridge Libraries: Jesus College: Webb Library JES.GER.2 Jesuan Collection
University of Cambridge Libraries: Queens' College: Main Library OUS C Cam/1
University of Cambridge Libraries: Robinson College: Main Library 955 CAMB
University of Cambridge Libraries: Christ's College Library: Floor 1 DS272 .C34 Vol.1 1968
University of Cambridge Libraries: Ancient India and Iran Trust Library: Main Library B12C 2
University of Cambridge Libraries: Trinity Hall: Jerwood Library 955 CAM (1)
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Cardiff University Libraries: Arts & Social Studies Library: 2 week DS272.C2
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University of Leicester Library: David Wilson Library, Floor 3 Blue Zone 955 CAM
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University of Manchester Library: Main Library: Blue Area Floor 3 955
University of Oxford Libraries: Ashmolean Museum Library: Antiquities Department 240 C. 8
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library
University of Oxford Libraries: St Catherine's College Library 955 CAM
University of Oxford Libraries: Corpus Christi College Library 955 Ca
University of Oxford Libraries: Christ Church Library: Library of Congress sequence DS 272 CAM 1968 v.1
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University of Oxford Libraries: Islamic Studies Library DS272 CAM 1968
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University of Oxford Libraries: Sackler Library: 1st Floor 240 C. 8
University of Oxford Libraries: Social and Cultural Anthropology Library DS272.CAM 1968
University of Oxford Libraries: Somerville College Library 951.5 1
University of Oxford Libraries: Wadham College Library: Persian Studies Section DS 272 Cam
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