Cambridge Core – Middle East Studies – A History of Modern Iran – by Ervand Abrahamian. In a radical reappraisal of Iran’s modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of oil. In a reappraisal of Iran’s modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of.
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A History of Modern Iran
The main developments under the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties and under the Islamic Republic, the important role of Shiism in Iran’s history, the origins of modernization, the quest for democratic reform at various junctures, popular participation in the revolutions of and – Abrahamian covers all this and much, much more. Mr Abrahamian provides a penetrating, lucid, and -in less than pages- an incredibly comprehensive introduction to the life of the Iranian I know of no better book on the history of modern Iran.
Cambridge University PressJul 10, – History. True or not, it is a tale worthy of Herodotus in its illustration of the point that officials of the Pahlavi A History of Modern Iran. This book, by a first rate historian, is a must read for students and those interested in modern Iranian history.
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Drawing on a lifetime of research and writing, Abrahamian has produced a book that successfully combines erudition and original scholarship with accessibility.
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These sections remain unparalleled perhaps with the exception of the “Iran between two revolutions,” “Khomeinism,” bistory “Iran: 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. The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colourful individuals. Professor Abrahamian is above all a serious researcher.
Nor is he afraid to call things by their right name. These section on the so called White Revolution and the Islamic Republic, are as always informative, well written and documented.
The waves of progress that had engulfed much of Europe in the 19 th century — in technology, industry, transport, science, mass literacy, medicine, education, nationalism, democracy, etc. Indespensible for anyone who genuinely desires to understand the roots of the theocracy that has taken over the country. But he combines his scholarship with a deep concern for the fate of ordinary human beings trapped by events beyond their control. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.