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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The section of the book dealing with the Reza shah’s region does not provide much new information for those who are familiar with the era, however one maybe pleasantly surprised by the author’s encounter of the public health in Iran in ‘s. The Middle East Journal. Professor Abrahamian abrahamkan above all a serious researcher. Account Options Sign in. Life expectancy went from 30 years to 70; enrollment in state schools went from 7, to 19 million; and enrollment in universities went from zero to 1.
These section on the so called White Revolution and the Islamic Republic, are as always informative, well written and documented. The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colorful individuals. In the intervening years, the country The only mental health institution was build in the faraway, Darabad, inaccessible to the public at large.
Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. 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.
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The section on the constitutional revolution is a must read for all those interested in the oran.
The Politics of Islam ‘Ervand Abrahamian’s authoritative overview of twentieth-century Iran fills a large gap in the literature of Iranian studies. In all the uncertainties surrounding these events, he maintains the highest standards of scholarship and avoids the conspiracy theory, the scapegoat theory, or the demonization of this or that figure.
Description 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, inrevolution and the birth of the Islamic Republic.
Every Nowruz, [Muhammad Reza] Shah held grand audience in the royal palace with the leading dignitaries bowing before him and holding hands over their private parts — a gesture which to some was reminiscent of the days when ministers were household slaves and as such could be castrated by their royal masters p. Is this story true? Reform, revolution, and the Great War; 3.
Beyond that advantage, the reader will find great pleasure in just dipping into sections at random and finding passages like the following:. Abrahamian expertly navigates through the many transformations and twists and turns of twentieth-century Iran and presents a well-researched and well-written account that provides valuable insight into twentieth-century Iranian state and Society” – History: The author is a compassionate expositor.
Even for those who are well acquainted with modern Iran will most certainly find the book stimulating and helpful. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
A History of Modern Iran
Contact Contact Us Help. Theironfist ofReza Shah 4 Thenationalist interregnum. Review of New Books “Abrahamian How did we get to where we are today? The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colourful individuals. 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.
His predilection for social analysis and class studies provides an original prism through which the reader gains fresh insights into the drama of the drawn-out conflict between traditional vested interests and growing state power.
It provides a valuable and dramatic account of a century of Iranian turmoil, violence and intrigue. The Nationalist interregnum ; 5. Nor is he afraid to call things by their right name. He cares a great deal about Iran and the often tragic history of its people. Reading Abrahamian, one gains an abrajamian sense of the potent cocktail of factors that finally led to the regime’s collapse.
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.