Guive Mirfendereski, a practicing lawyer, is adjunct professor of international law with the Legal Studies Program at Brandeis University, where he teaches international law and organizations, international economic law, and international development law. A cum laude graduate of Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences (1975), he received his graduate degrees from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (MA, MALD and PhD). A graduate of Boston College Law School, in 2008 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named him a “Lawyer of the Year.” Among his many publications are "A Diplomatic History of the Caspian Sea: Treaties, Diaries and Other Stories" (London & New York: Palgrave 2001); 'The Ownership of the Tonb Islands: A Legal Analysis,' in "Small Islands, Big Politics" (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996); and articles in "Encyclopedia of Maritime History" (Oxford University Press, 2007) and in "Encyclopædia Iranica."
Abbreviation of Commonly Cited Works
Chapter 1. Shah Abbas, the Great Trader
Chapter 2. The Qajars’ Torkamanchay Regime
Chapter 3. Reza Shah and the End of the Capitulations
Chapter 4. Mohammad Reza Shah’s Cost of Dependency
Chapter 5. Ayatollah Khomeini and Repeal of the Status Law