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A history of modern Iran

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press Date & Lieu : 2008, New York
Préface : Pages : 228
Traduction : ISBN : 13 978-0-521-52891-7
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 140x210 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. En.Thème : Politique

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A history of modern Iran

A history of modern Iran

Ervand Abrahamian

Cambridge university press

In a radical 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, Iran has experienced a bitter war with Iraq, the transformation of society under the rule of 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, who is one of the most distinguished historians writing on Iran today, 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, who have endured and survived a century of war and revolution. 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.

Ervand Abrahamian is Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College and Graduate Center, City University of New York. His previous publications include The Iranian Mojahedin (1989), Khomeinism (1993), and Tortured Confessions (1999).



Ervand Abrahamian

A history of modern Iran


Cambridge university press
A history of modern Iran
Ervand Abrahamian
City University of New York

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