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Revolutionary Iran : a history of the Islamic Republic

Author: Michael Axworthy
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Michael Axworthy's 'Iran' established him as one of the world's principal experts on this extraordinary country and in his new book, 'Revolutionary Iran', he has written the definitive history of this subject, one which takes full account of Iran's unique history and makes sense of events often misunderstood by outsiders.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Axworthy
ISBN: 9780141046235 0141046236
OCLC Number: 868077507
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, 2013.
Description: xxii, 503 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: "Ten days of dawn" (Daheh-ye Fajr) --
The background : ma chegoneh ma shodim? ("How did we become what we are?") --
The 1970s and the slide to revolution --
Like the person he ought to be : Islamic republic, 1979-80 --
Jang-e Tahmili : the imposed war, 1980-88 --
The end of the war, the death of the Emam, and reconstruction : Khamenei and Rafsanjani, 1988-97 --
Bim-e mowj (Fear of the wave): Khatami and reform, 1997-2005 --
Everything must change, so that everything can stay the same : Ahmadinejad and Khamenei, 2005-12 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Michael Axworthy.

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In this lucid, nicely written and well-paced work, Michael Axworthy provides a compelling overview of contemporary Iran and its relations with the outside world ... [Axworthy's] perspective is far Read more...

 
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