A History of Modern Iran Since 1921: The Pahlavis and After / Edition 1

A History of Modern Iran Since 1921: The Pahlavis and After / Edition 1

by Ali Ansari
     
 

Straddled between the world's two major energy basins, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, and possessing a rich reservoir of hydrocarbon resources as well as diverse minerals, Iran has always been economically significant. The Islamic Revolution thrust the country back onto the political centre-stage, and dramatically altered relations between Iran and the

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Straddled between the world's two major energy basins, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, and possessing a rich reservoir of hydrocarbon resources as well as diverse minerals, Iran has always been economically significant. The Islamic Revolution thrust the country back onto the political centre-stage, and dramatically altered relations between Iran and the West.This book looks at these developments within an historical context. It charts how Iran sought to respond to the challenge of the West through reform and revolution, and to reverse the deline of the previous century with an ambitious programme of development. Combining detailed historical narrative with comprehensive analysis and explanation, Ali Ansari presents a new interpretation of the complex cultural polity that is modern Iran.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582356856
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/03/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Ali M Ansari is lecturer in the Political History of the Middle East at the University of Durham and an expert in Iranian affairs. He acts as consultant to business and policy makers and makes regular media appearances.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Glossary
Chronology of Modern Iran
Map
1. Introduction
2. Reza Khan and the Establishment of the Pahlavi State
3. Reza Shah: Modernisation and Tradition, 1926-41
4. Political Pluralism and the Ascendancy of Nationalism, 1941-53
5. The Consolidation of Power, 1953-60
6. The 'White Revolution'
7. Towards the Great Civilisation
8. Revolution, War and 'Islamic Republic'
9. Conclusion: A Century of Reform and Revolution
Guide to Further Research
Select Bibliography
Index

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