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The turban for the crown : the Islamic revolution in Iran

Author: Said Amir Arjomand
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
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The Iranian revolution still baffles most Western observers. Few considered the rise of theocracy in a modernized state possible, and fewer thought it might result from a popular revolution. This  Read more...

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Arjomand, Said Amir.
Turban for the crown.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)893935491
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Said Amir Arjomand
ISBN: 0195042573 9780195042573 0195042581 9780195042580 1423742265 9781423742265
OCLC Number: 16003607
Description: xii, 283 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Rise of the modern state and the transformation of society. Religion, government, and the social structure in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: Establishment of religious uniformity and consolidation of Shi'ite clerical power in Iran ; Collapse of the Safavid state and tribal domination of urban society in the eighteenth century ; The Qajar government and the social structure of Iran in the nineteenth century ; Emergence of the modern idea of the state and failure of centralizing reforms --
The constitutional revolution: 1905-1911: Revolution and parliamentary democracy: April 1905-June 1908 ; Constitutional reforms of the state: 1907-December 1911 ; Traditionalist counterrevolution and tribal civil war: 1908-March 1912 ; Compromises in the constitutional revolution --
Formation of the modern bureaucratic state in the twentieth century: Modernization of the state under Reza Shah ; Impact of the state on Iranian society ; Mohammed Reza Shah's "white revolution" and its consequences --
Shi'ism versus statism: Sources of conflict between the state and hierocracy ; Confrontations with the state during the constitutional revolution ; The era of Pahlavi modernization --
II. From temporal to theocratic absolutism. Khomeini and the Islamic revolutionary movement: The resurgence of Islam ; Revolutionary politicization of the Islamic movement ; Charismatic leadership and revolutionary traditionalism --
The revolution of February 1979: The myth of the Islamic revolution ; The revolutionary alignment of social classes ; The new middle class and the revolution ; Paralysis and collapse of the state ; The armed forces and the revolution ; The United States and the Iranian revolution --
Revolutionary Iran: February 1979-December 1982: Disintegration of the Pahlavi regime and establishment of dual power ; The clerical coup d'etat of November 1979 ; Termination of dual power and direct clerical takeover of the state --
Consolidation of Islamic theocracy: Principles of legitimacy of theocratic government and the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran ; Elimination of opposition and normalization ; Distinctive institutions of the Islamic Republic of Iran ; Continuities between pre- and post-revolutionary Iran --
III. Reflections on the Islamic revolution. The revolutionary transformation of Shi'ism: Transformation of the Shi'ite theory of authority ; Transformation of the Shi'ite law --
Significance of the Islamic revolution, a comparative perspective: Causes and preconditions of the Islamic revolution ; Teleology of the Islamic revolution ; Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Said Amir Arjomand.
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