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The unthinkable revolution in Iran

Author: Charles Kurzman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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"Through interviews and eyewitness accounts, declassified security documents and underground pamphlets, Kurzman documents the overwhelming sense of confusion that gripped pre-revolutionary Iran, and that characterizes major protest movements. His book provides a striking picture of the chaotic conditions under which Iranians acted, participating in protest only when they expected others to do so. Indeed, only when  Read more...
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Kurzman, Charles.
Unthinkable revolution in Iran.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)604557312
Online version:
Kurzman, Charles.
Unthinkable revolution in Iran.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607077262
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Kurzman
ISBN: 067401328X 9780674013285 0674018435 9780674018433
OCLC Number: 53306064
Description: ix, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The emergence of protest: political explanations, 1977 --
Mobilization of the mosque network: organizational explanations, Early 1978 --
Shi'i appeals: cultural explanations, Mid-1978 --
General strike: economic explanations, Fall 1978 --
Failure of the fist: military explanations, Winter 1978-1979 --
A viable movement: anti-explanation, Winter 1978-1979 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Charles Kurzman.
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A 1978 CIA analysis firmly concluded that the shah of Iran would remain on the throne for the foreseeable future. One hundred days later the shah was overthrown by a popular revolution. The CIA was  Read more...

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