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The Iranians : Persia, Islam, and the soul of a nation, with a new afterword by the author

Author: Sandra Mackey
Publisher: New York : Plume Book, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a portrait of the troubled nation of Iran and the complex religious, historical, political, and cultural forces--especially the dichotomy between Islam and the culture of ancient Persia--that continue to shape it.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mackey, Sandra, 1937-
Iranians.
New York : Plume Book, 1998
(OCoLC)745695781
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Mackey
ISBN: 0452275636 9780452275638
OCLC Number: 39625075
Description: xxii, 442 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Glory of Persia --
Invasion of Islam --
God and state --
Faces of authority: father, king, and cleric --
King and nation: Iran's first revolution --
Reza Shah: to the glory of the nation --
Shah and the Prime Minister: Iran's second revolution --
Shah and the Ayatollah: Persia and Islam --
Persian empire of Muhammad Reza Shah --
Double revolution --
Internal and external: wars for the Iranian nation --
Islamic government: religion, culture, and power --
Islamic republic of Iran: failed quest for justice.
Responsibility: Sandra Mackey ; W. Scott Harrop, research assistant.

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"A tour de force of intellectual comprehension, summary, and balance."--Washington Times "Well-written and informative."--New York Times "An engrossing blend of history and reportage."--Publishers Read more...

 
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