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Iran: From Religious Dispute to Revolution
     

Iran: From Religious Dispute to Revolution

by Michael M. J. Fischer
 

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Unlike much of the instant analysis that appeared at the time of the Iranian revolution, Iran: From Religious Dispute to Revolution is based upon extensive fieldwork carried out in Iran. Michael M. J. Fischer draws upon his rich experience with the mullahs and their students in the holy city of Qum, composing a picture of Iranian society from the

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Unlike much of the instant analysis that appeared at the time of the Iranian revolution, Iran: From Religious Dispute to Revolution is based upon extensive fieldwork carried out in Iran. Michael M. J. Fischer draws upon his rich experience with the mullahs and their students in the holy city of Qum, composing a picture of Iranian society from the inside—the lives of ordinary people, the way that each class interprets Islam, and the role of religion and religious education in the culture. Fischer’s book, with its new introduction updating arguments for the post-Revolutionary period, brings a dynamic view of a society undergoing metamorphosis, which remains fundamental to understanding Iranian society in the early twenty-first century.

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"This book, the best I have read in a long time, provides us with a key to understanding not only the recent revolution but Iranian society."—Peter Chelkowski, Asia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299184735
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Michael M. J. Fischer is professor of anthropology and of science and technology studies and former director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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