A 2,500-year-old tablet recording administrative data, at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.
CHICAGO — A US federal appeals court has sided with Iran in a long-running legal battle over whether Persian artifacts in Chicago museums can be seized as compensation for victims of a terror attack in Israel. Tuesday’s ruling overturns a lower court’s rejection of Iran’s sovereign (...)
David Cameron has rejected calls for the famous Koh-i-Noor (کوه نور) diamond, which has been part of the Crown Jewels for 150 years, to be returned to India. The diamond, which was mined in India, was robbed by the East India Company in 1849 and presented to Queen Victoria.
Indian politicians have long urged the 105-carat treasure’s return.
Historical evidence suggests that the Kohinoor originated in the Guntur (...)
Dr Ulrich Habsburg-Lothringen is barred from running for Austria’s presidency by his country’s republican constitution, drawn up when the last Habsburg Emperor Charles I was forced to abdicate power in 1918.
The 68-year old forester uses the name Lothringen, for the Lorraine branch of the imperial dynasty, when signing official documents.
Dr Habsburg, who has (...)
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Sheikh Hasina Wazed
Dhaka — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned of a conspiracy to scuttle the trial of “war criminals” accused of genocide and those who sided with the Pakistan Army during the 1971 “Liberation war”.
Hasina, who underlined her government’s determination to bring to justice the war criminals and complete the unfinished task of country’s founding leader Sheikh (...)
Step forward Jean d’Orléans, the Duke of Vendôme seeks to undo the Revolution of 1789, restore the monarchy and place him on the throne. The Duke wishes to go a giant step further by getting France to admit that the Revolution was a mistake.
In Un prince français, which reads like a manifesto, the man who would be king contends that the French Republic is inherently unstable and in urgent (...)
In another article, we referred to the three-day deliberations concluded on November 14th in the UN General Assembly, as regards the impending UN reforms. We quoted the words of Srgjan Kerim, the UN General Assembly President, who in his closing remarks said that: «the debate demonstrated the clear commitment of Member States to embark upon a new stage that offers the prospect of achieving the ultimate goal of (...)
Iranian Peasant Peasant using traditional plow before the land reform of 1960’s.
The work provides an outline of the history of land tenure and land revenue administration from Islamic times down to the Iranian Constitutional Revolution in 1906. Contrary to what is supported by the author, the Constitutional Revolution of 1906 didn’t put an end to the medieval system of land tenure. In fact, the members of the (...)
In The Writing of Royalism, Robert Wilcher charts the political and ideological development of “royalism” between 1628 and 1660. His study of the literature and propaganda produced by those who adhered to the crown during the civil wars and their aftermath takes in many kinds of writing to provide a comprehensive account of the emergence of a partisan literature in support of the English monarchy and church. (...)
این پژوهش که خود را تنها به پارۀ واپسینِ خودزندگینامۀ خسرو، یعنی تنها سه برگ از بیست و شش برگ آن کرانمند میکند، خود از چهار بخش فراهم آمده است:
برگردان متن ترجمیده از عربی به فارسی رحیم زاده صفوی به ”فارسی ایرانیک“. کراننمود ”فارسی ایرانیک“ و پیامدهای شناختشناسانۀ آن در راستای دورهبندی تاریخی اندیشۀ سیاسی در ایرانزمین و فهم تاریخ فهم . جهان از روزن تیسفون: چمشکافی متن خودزندگینامۀ خسرو انوشیروان و جایگاه قانون در ایرانشهر (...)
The author gives his name, Farrokhmard son of Vahrâm in his prologue to the Law-Book. He was writing at a time when the law of the Sasanian kingdom was still being administered in its entirety and the authority and powers f the King of Kings were still recognized. The latest document mentioned in the surviving portion of the text is dated in the twenty-sixth year of Khusrô î Ohrmazdân (= A.D. 615). Consequently, The (...)
This book is Vol. I of two volumes of Bactrian texts and one volume of plates.
The documents are presented in four groups:
Dated documents, on leather (except document C, written on cloth). Undated documents, mostly contracts, on leather. Lists and accounts, on leather. Wooden slips.
The printing is with facing pages of Greek-letter text and an English translation of it. The (...)