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A history of modern Iran / / Ervand Abrahamian [[electronic resource]]

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Autore: Abrahamian Ervand <1940-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: A history of modern Iran / / Ervand Abrahamian [[electronic resource]] Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Cambridge : , : Cambridge University Press, , 2008
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (xxviii, 228 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Disciplina: 955.05
Soggetto geografico: Iran History 20th century
Note generali: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-223) and index.
Nota di contenuto: 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.
Sommario/riassunto: 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 Pahlavis 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 recently, the expansion of the state and the struggle for power between the old elites, the intelligentsia and the commercial middle class. The author is a compassionate expositor. While he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's regional and international politics, at the heart of his book are the people of Iran. It is to them and their resilience that this book is dedicated, as Iran emerges at the beginning of the twenty-first century as one of the most powerful states in the Middle East.
Titolo autorizzato: A history of modern Iran  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-107-17450-3
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910454698603321
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