Iran under the Ayatollahs (Routledge Revivals)

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First published in 1985, this is a comprehensive study of the Middle East's most strategic country, set against the background of the Islamic heritage of Iran and the rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty. Dilip Hiro describes the various phases through which the Islamic revolution has passed, gives an incisive account of the first Gulf War, and provides an historical survey of Iran's relations with the West, the Soviet bloc, and other countries of the region.

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Overview

First published in 1985, this is a comprehensive study of the Middle East's most strategic country, set against the background of the Islamic heritage of Iran and the rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty. Dilip Hiro describes the various phases through which the Islamic revolution has passed, gives an incisive account of the first Gulf War, and provides an historical survey of Iran's relations with the West, the Soviet bloc, and other countries of the region.

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Editorial Reviews

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'A new book about post-revolutionary Iran ... with a degree of detail and analysis not available until now.' - The Guardian

'Hiro's work is encyclopaedic' - The Times

'Leaves the reader with a deeper understanding of Iran' - Sunday Times

'A competent, sensible narrative of the eventful last half-dozen years ... Hiro writes with colour and excitement' - Observer

'Readable and compact political history of the Iranian revolution ... one of the engaging features of this book is that it provides an altogether coherent view of the Iranian revolution' - Los Angeles Times

'Balanced and carefully researched account of the revolution and its first five years' - London Review of Books

'The chief merits of this work are its readable style and the author's firsthand knowlegde acquired during three visits to the Islamic Republic' - Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415667371
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/4/2011
  • Series: Routledge Revivals Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Author's Previous Publications:

Non-fiction

After Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World (2010)

Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iran (2009)

Blood of the Earth: The Global Battle for Vanishing Oil Resources (2008)

Iran Today (2006)

The Timeline History of India (2006)

Secrets and Lies: The True Story of the Iraq War (2004)

The Essential Middle East: A Comprehensive Guide (2003)

Iraq: In The Eye Of The Storm (2003)

War Without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response (2002)

The Rough Guide History of India (2002)

Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran after the Gulf Wars (2001)

Sharing the Promised Land: An Interwoven Tale of Israelis and Palestinians (1997)

Dictionary of the Middle East (1996)

The Middle East (1996)

Between Marx and Muhammad: The Changing Face of Central Asia (1995)

Lebanon, Fire and Embers: A History of the Lebanese Civil War (1993)

Desert Shield to Desert Storm: The Second Gulf War (1992)

Black British, White British: A History of Race Relations in Britain (1991)

The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict (1991)

Islamic Fundamentalism (1989)

Iran: The Revolution Within (1988)

Inside the Middle East (1982)

Inside India Today (1977)

The Untouchables of India (1975)

Black British, White British (1973)

The Indian Family in Britain (1969)

Fiction

Three Plays (1985)

Interior, Exchange, Exterior (Poems, 1980)

Apply, Apply, No Reply & A Clean Break (Two Plays, 1978)

To Anchor a Cloud (Play, 1972)

A Triangular View (Novel, 1969)

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