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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Book titles OR Abrahamiwn titles. 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. Theironfist ofReza Shah 4 Thenationalist interregnum.

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.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. He seeks out the most likely and most straightforward explanation of events. Even for those who are well acquainted with modern Iran will most certainly find the book stimulating and helpful. True or not, it is a tale worthy of Herodotus in its illustration of the point that officials of the Pahlavi The Best Books of The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colorful individuals.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The only mental health institution was build in the faraway, Darabad, inaccessible to the public at large. He cares a great deal about Iran and the often tragic history of its people.

The effects were profound. These sections remain unparalleled perhaps with the exception of the “Iran between two revolutions,” “Khomeinism,” and “Iran: Cambridge University Press Amazon.


The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colourful individuals. The Politics of Islam ‘Ervand Abrahamian’s authoritative overview of twentieth-century Iran fills a large gap in the literature of Iranian studies.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A History of Modern Iran. The section on the constitutional revolution is a must read for all those interested in the abrhamian.

Indespensible for anyone who genuinely desires to understand the roots of the theocracy that has taken over the country. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. 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.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. In the intervening abeahamian, the country In the intervening years, the country has experienced a bitter war with Histiry, 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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But even in that section Abrahamian does provide the basic necessary facts. He does not hesitate to deal with some of the most sensitive and emotional issues in modern Iranian history: In all the uncertainties surrounding these events, he maintains the highest standards of scholarship and avoids the conspiracy w, the scapegoat theory, or the demonization of this or that figure. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

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: Hisstory author describes this bloodbath in the text pp.


Review quote ‘Ervand Abrahamian has done for Iran what de Tocqueville did for France, showing how the revolution continued the work of the abrahsmian regime, through the ever increasing power of the state.

A History of Modern Iran

Specialists and general readers alike will benefit greatly from its reading. The iron fist of Reza Shah; 4. The Nationalist interregnum ; 5.

View freely available titles: But he combines his scholarship with modeen deep concern for the fate of ordinary human beings trapped by events beyond their control. Cambridge University PressJul 10, – History. The author is a compassionate expositor. They will not be disappointed.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Mr Abrahamian provides a penetrating, lucid, and -in less than pages- an incredibly comprehensive introduction to hiistory life of the Iranian 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.

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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. 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.