Modern Iran

Author: Nikki R. Keddie
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300121056
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Modern Iran from the Author: Nikki R. Keddie. In this updated edition of Nikki Keddie’s Modern Iran--itself a substantially revised and expanded version of her classic work Roots of Revolution--the author provides a new preface and a fully annotated and indexed epilogue, reviewing recent developments in Iran since 2003. Keddie provides insightful commentary on Iran’s nuclear and foreign policy, its relations with the United Nations and the United States, increasing conservative and hard-line tendencies in the government, and recent developments in the economy, cultural and intellectual life, and human rights. Reviews of the 2003 edition: "[An] essential book for one’s working library.”--L. Carl Brown, Foreign Affairs "Shifting her historical focus from the roots of the Iranian revolution to its consequences, Nikki Keddie has expanded her original classic to include a sharply probing and perceptive guide to more than two decades of tumultuous developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”--Gary Sick

A History Of Modern Iran

Author: Ervand Abrahamian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139471596
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A History Of Modern Iran from the Author: Ervand Abrahamian. 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, 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 country's 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.

Religion And Politics In Modern Iran

Author: Lloyd Ridgeon
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845110734
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Religion And Politics In Modern Iran from the Author: Lloyd Ridgeon. Covering the last century of Iranian history, this book introduces students to some of the most crucial political and religious texts of the period. Each chapter is preceded by an introduction discussing the significance of the piece and placing each writer in their historical context.

Sexual Politics In Modern Iran

Author: Janet Afary
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110739435X
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Sexual Politics In Modern Iran from the Author: Janet Afary. Janet Afary is a native of Iran and a leading historian. Her work focuses on gender and sexuality and draws on her experience of growing up in Iran and her involvement with Iranian women of different ages and social strata. These observations, and a wealth of historical documents, form the kernel of this book, which charts the history of the nation's sexual revolution from the nineteenth century to today. What comes across is the extraordinary resilience of the Iranian people, who have drawn on a rich social and cultural heritage to defy the repression and hardship of the Islamist state and its predecessors. It is this resilience, the author concludes, which forms the basis of a sexual revolution taking place in Iran today, one that is promoting reforms in marriage and family laws, and demanding more egalitarian gender and sexual relations.

Reformers And Revolutionaries In Modern Iran

Author: Dr Stephanie Cronin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134328907
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Reformers And Revolutionaries In Modern Iran from the Author: Dr Stephanie Cronin. Even though the left has never held power in Iran, its impact on the political, intellectual and cultural development of modern Iran has been profound. This book's authors undertake a fundamental re-examination and re-appraisal of the phenomenon of leftist activism in Iran, interpreted in the broadest sense, throughout the period of its existence up to and including the present.

Towards A Modern Iran

Author: Elie Kedourie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714631455
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Towards A Modern Iran from the Author: Elie Kedourie. First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Modern Iran Rle Iran A

Author: L P Elwell-Sutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113684161X
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Modern Iran Rle Iran A from the Author: L P Elwell-Sutton. This volume shows the progress and achievements of Iran up to the 1940s within the setting of her ancient history and her strategic position in the world today. The author discusses Iran’s vital position as the dividing line between the East and the West and how Iran drew from and contributed to both these cultures, without losing her own individuality. It is this cultural influence, the author argues, rather than any political strength that has enabled her to survive. Much of the information is taken from sources not available in English or any other language other than Persian.

The Boundaries Of Modern Iran

Author: Keith Mclachlan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315399369
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The Boundaries Of Modern Iran from the Author: Keith Mclachlan. This book, first published in 1994, analyses the entire length of Iran’s international boundaries. It reviews the establishment, evolution and continuing contentions over Iranian frontier zones and boundary lines, from the creation of the Iranian nation state out of the diverse and dispersed areas of the Persian empire – a process that has given rise to many contemporary problems that spill over into dispute and conflict.

The Politics Of Nationalism In Modern Iran

Author: Ali M. Ansari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521687179
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The Politics Of Nationalism In Modern Iran from the Author: Ali M. Ansari. Distinguished historian Ali M. Ansari explores ideas about nationalism and how they apply to twentieth-century Iran.

Women Without Men

Author: Shahrnush Parsipur
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558617531
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Women Without Men from the Author: Shahrnush Parsipur. A modern literary masterpiece, Women Without Men creates an evocative and powerfully drawn allegory of life in contemporary Iran. Internationally acclaimed writer Shahrnush Parsipur follows the interwoven destinies of five women including a prostitute, a wealthy middle-aged housewife and a schoolteacher as they arrive by different paths to live together in a garden in Tehran. Shortly after the 1989 publication of Women Without Men in her native Iran, Parsipur was arrested and jailed for her frank and defiant portrayal of women's sexuality.