By Ervand Abrahamian

ISBN-10: 0521528917

ISBN-13: 9780521528917

ISBN-10: 0521821398

ISBN-13: 9780521821391

In a reappraisal of Iran's sleek heritage, Ervand Abrahamian lines its demanding trip around the 20th century, throughout the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule of thumb of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the start of the Islamic Republic. within the intervening years, the rustic has skilled a sour conflict with Iraq, the transformation of society less than the clergy and, extra lately, the growth of the kingdom and the fight for energy among the previous elites, the intelligentsia and the economic heart category. the writer is a compassionate expositor. whereas he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's local and foreign politics, on the center of his publication are the folk of Iran. it truly is to them and their resilience that this ebook is devoted, as Iran emerges before everything of the twenty-first century as probably the most robust states within the heart East.

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