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A history of modern Iran

Author: Ervand Abrahamian
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: In a reappraisal of Iran's modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule of the Pahlavi's and, in 1979, revolution and the birth of the Islamic Republic. In the intervening years, the country has experienced a bitter war with Iraq, the transformation of society under the clergy and, more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ervand Abrahamian
ISBN: 0521528917 9780521528917 0521821398 9780521821391
OCLC Number: 171111098
Description: xxviii, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of maps --
List of illustrations --
List of tables and figures --
Chronology --
Glossary --
A political who's who of modern Iran --
Preface --
Introduction --
1. 'Royal despots' : state and society under the Qajars --
2. Reform, revolution, and the Great War --
3. The iron fist of Reza Shah --
4. The nationalist interregnum --
5. Muhammad Reza Shah's White Revolution --
6. The Islamic Republic --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Ervand Abrahamian.
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A radical reappraisal of Iran's modern history, tracing its traumatic journey across the twentieth century.  Read more...

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'Ervand Abrahamian has done for Iran what de Tocqueville did for France, showing how the revolution continued the work of the ancien regime, through the ever increasing power of the state.' Edward Read more...

 
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