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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Muhammad Reza Shah’s white revolution; 6. Reading Abrahamian, one gains an acute sense of the potent cocktail of factors that finally led to the regime’s collapse.

The iron fist of Reza Shah; 4. The section of the book dealing with the Reza shah’s region does not provide much new information for those who are familiar with the era, however one maybe pleasantly surprised by the author’s encounter of the public health in Iran in ‘s. 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.

A History of Modern Iran

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. He does not hesitate to deal with some of the most sensitive and emotional issues in modern Iranian history: The author describes this bloodbath in the text pp.

This book, by a first rate historian, is a must read for students and those interested in modern Iranian history. Those readers familiar with Dr.

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In the intervening oc, the country Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Review quote ‘Ervand Abrahamian has done for Iran what de Tocqueville did mofern France, showing how the revolution continued the work of the ancien regime, through the ever increasing power of the state. Book titles OR Journal titles. The Best Books of The number of infant mortality is provided, by the author,for the previous section but the readily available break down for the 30’s data remains unmentioned.

The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colorful individuals. The information contained in the book is truly incredible. His predilection for social analysis and class studies provides an original prism through which the reader gains fresh insights into the drama of the drawn-out conflict between traditional vested interests and growing state irqn.

He seeks out the most likely and most straightforward explanation of events. The author is a compassionate expositor. Reform, revolution, and the Great War; 3. Abraahmian 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.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: In all the uncertainties surrounding these events, he maintains the highest standards of scholarship and avoids the conspiracy theory, the scapegoat theory, or the demonization of this or that figure.

The author is a compassionate expositor.

Table of contents Introduction; 1. Nor is he afraid to call things by their right name. How did we get to where we are today? It provides a valuable and dramatic account of a century of Iranian turmoil, violence, and intrigue. The main developments under the Qajar and Mofern 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.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ervand Abrahamian is pf historian of great stature who straightforwardly interprets the fact without forcing one’s subjective opinion down the throat of the reader, as some historian like Sepehr ZabihChosrow Chaquri or even a less of a historean like Abbas Millani do. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

In doing so, he has produced a scholarly, readable, and engaging study of abrauamian last century of Iranian history. The section on the constitutional revolution is a must read for all those interested in the subject. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes histkry creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

User Review – Abrahamain as inappropriate Ervand Abrahamian is a historian of great stature who straightforwardly interprets the fact without forcing one’s subjective opinion down the throat of the reader, as some historian like Sepehr ZabihChosrow Chaquri or even a less of a historean like Abbas Millani do.