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A History of Modern Iran

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316648148

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  • In a radical reappraisal of Iran's modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces the country's traumatic journey from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, through the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule of the Pahlavis, and the birth of the Islamic Republic. The first edition was named the Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2009. This second edition brings the narrative up to date, with the Green uprisings of 2009, the second Ahmadinejad administration, the election of Rouhani, and the Iran nuclear deal. Ervand Abrahamian, who is one of the most distinguished historians writing on Iran today, is a compassionate expositor, and at the heart of the book is the people of Iran, who have endured and survived a century of war and revolution.

    • A highly readable narrative of modern Iran, the first edition of which was named Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2009
    • The new edition includes the Green uprisings of 2009, the second Ahmadinejad administration, the election of Rouhani, and the Iran nuclear deal
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316648148
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 34 b/w illus. 2 maps 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction, 1. 'Royal despots': state and society under the Qajars
    2. Reform, revolution, and the Great War
    3. The iron fist of Reza Shah
    4. The nationalist interregnum
    5. Muhammad Reza Shah's White Revolution
    6. The Islamic Republic
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Further reading
    Index.

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    Ervand Abrahamian, City University of New York

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