Iran and the Muslim: Revolution and Resistance

Iran and the Muslim: Revolution and Resistance

by Nikki R. Keddie
     
 

Why has Iran seen so many modern revolutions? Today, the term revolution conjures up images of militant Islamic fundamentalists; yet before this century, both militancy and revolution were more characteristic of Europe. Addressing this phenomenon, Keddie examines such factors as the political role of Shi'ism, Iran's dominant religion, and further stresses the multi

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Why has Iran seen so many modern revolutions? Today, the term revolution conjures up images of militant Islamic fundamentalists; yet before this century, both militancy and revolution were more characteristic of Europe. Addressing this phenomenon, Keddie examines such factors as the political role of Shi'ism, Iran's dominant religion, and further stresses the multi-urban nature of Iran's revolutions.

The first book to address extensively the revolutionary nature of Iran, Shi'ism, and Muslim militant movements in comparative perspective, Iran and the Middle East will appeal to anyone interested in revolution, social/political revolt, and the Middle East.

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Keddie (history, UCLA) examines why Iran has seen so many revolutions in modern times, focusing on Twelver Shi'ism to illustrate how Iran's dominant religion has changed over the course of history. She discusses the development in the 19th and 20th centuries of political autonomy allied with the clerical hierarchy and the bazaar classes, and explains why Islamic politics have become so popular in many parts of the Muslim world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814746639
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Author of numerous books, including the acclaimed Roots of Revolution, Nikki R. Keddie is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles and editor of the award- winning journal Contention.

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