Ervand Abrahamian's A History of Modern Iran PDF

By Ervand Abrahamian

ISBN-10: 0521528917

ISBN-13: 9780521528917

ISBN-10: 0521821398

ISBN-13: 9780521821391

In a reappraisal of Iran's smooth heritage, Ervand Abrahamian lines its anxious trip around the 20th century, during the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the guideline of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the beginning of the Islamic Republic. within the intervening years, the rustic has skilled a sour conflict with Iraq, the transformation of society lower than the clergy and, extra lately, the growth of the country and the fight for energy among the previous elites, the intelligentsia and the industrial center category. the writer is a compassionate expositor. whereas he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's nearby and overseas politics, on the center of his ebook are the folk of Iran. it's to them and their resilience that this booklet is devoted, as Iran emerges in the beginning of the twenty-first century as essentially the most strong states within the heart East.

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