A History of Modern Iran

A History of Modern Iran

Ervand Abrahamian


In a reappraisal of Iran's glossy heritage, Ervand Abrahamian strains its nerve-racking trip around the 20th century, throughout the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the guideline of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the delivery of the Islamic Republic. within the intervening years, the rustic has skilled a sour struggle with Iraq, the transformation of society below the clergy and, extra lately, the growth of the nation and the fight for energy among the outdated elites, the intelligentsia and the industrial heart classification. the writer is a compassionate expositor. whereas he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's neighborhood and overseas politics, on the center of his publication are the folk of Iran. it truly is to them and their resilience that this e-book is devoted, as Iran emerges at first of the twenty-first century as some of the most strong states within the heart East.

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