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Musaddiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran
     

Musaddiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran

by Homa Katouzian
 
Muhammad Musaddiq was the first of the great charismatic anti-colonial campaigners of the post-war world. As Prime Minister of Iran between 1951 and 1953 he nationalized the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, led the nation's defiant attempt to run its oil industry independently during an economic blockade, and attempted to strengthen the role of parliament in Iraq.

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Muhammad Musaddiq was the first of the great charismatic anti-colonial campaigners of the post-war world. As Prime Minister of Iran between 1951 and 1953 he nationalized the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, led the nation's defiant attempt to run its oil industry independently during an economic blockade, and attempted to strengthen the role of parliament in Iraq. Mussadiq's crusade led to conflict with powerful foreign interests, and in 1953 the CIA, at British instigation, removed him in a coup d'état which restored the Shah's absolute powers.This book is a full-scale biography of Musaddiq which also charts the history of the Popular Movement from Mussadiq's downfall in 1953 to his death in 1967.

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Katouzian, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, examines the life of Muhammad Musaddiq in light of the significant new material published in Iran since the 1978/9 revolution. This biography presents Musaddiq's life and career as it relates to the development of Iran's Popular Movement, particularly from the 1953 coup which threw him out of office as Prime Minister, to his death in 1967. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850432104
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Homa Katouzian is a specialist and writer on Iran. His many publications include The Political Economy of Iran.

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