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A History of Modern Iran
A History of Modern Iran Ervand Abrahamian 0521528917 9780521528917 In a reappraisal of Irans modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule
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A History of Modern Iran by Ervand Abrahamian

In a reappraisal of Irans 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 countrys 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.

Author: Ervand Abrahamian

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2008-07-28

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