"One of the few works that looks seriously at Iranian Azerbaijan, Shaffer's book is a major contribution to the history of both Iranian and Soviet nationality policies." Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
"A very comprehensive and interesting intellectual endeavor that will interest specialists on identity, the Middle East, and post-Soviet studies, as well as the citizens of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan." Hamlet Isaxanli, President and Founder of Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan
About the Author
Brenda Shaffer is Research Director of the Caspian Studies Program at Harvard University. She is the author of Borders and Brethren: Iran and the Challenge of Azerbaijani Identity
(MIT Press, 2002).