Iran: A Beginner's Guide

Iran: A Beginner's Guide

by Homa Katouzian
     
 

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As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity formed by a vibrant and tumultuous history.

Revealing the true face of this troubled country, acclaimed expert Homa Katouzian delves

Overview

As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity formed by a vibrant and tumultuous history.

Revealing the true face of this troubled country, acclaimed expert Homa Katouzian delves deep into Iran’s past, exploring how an ancient civilization at a cross-road of diverse dynasties and religions grew to become an ethnically, linguistically and culturally rich nation still bound by the Persian tradition. Major political events and key figures are brought to life as centuries of authoritarian and arbitrary rule, chaos and revolution are unraveled and analyzed, shedding new light on modern Iran and making this an indispensable resource for understanding the current situation in the Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780742724
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Series:
Beginner's Guides
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,304,177
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Homa Katouzian is Research Fellow at the Iran Heritage Foundation at St Antony’s College, and the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. He is the author of The Persians: Ancient, Mediaeval And Modern Iran and Iran: Politics, History And Literature, and editor of the journal Iranian Studies. He lives in Oxford, U.K.

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