The History Of Iran / Edition 1

The History Of Iran / Edition 1

by Elton Daniel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313307318

ISBN-13: 9780313307317

Pub. Date: 10/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC

With almost three thousand years of history, Iran is home to one of the world's richest and most complex cultures. Yet to the average American the name Iran probably conjures up an image of a remote and upstart country inhabited by a people whose religious fanaticism is matched only by the intensity of their disdain for the United States and its values, who

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With almost three thousand years of history, Iran is home to one of the world's richest and most complex cultures. Yet to the average American the name Iran probably conjures up an image of a remote and upstart country inhabited by a people whose religious fanaticism is matched only by the intensity of their disdain for the United States and its values, who speak an obscure tongue called Farsi, and whose identity is not clearly distinguished from that of their Arab neighbors. This work offers an objective and engagingly written portrait of the Iranian people and their complex history from the perspective of one of the world's foremost experts on the country. It is ideal for student use and for the interested reader.

Following a timeline of key events in the history of Iran and an overview chapter of the land and its people today, ten chapters trace the history of the country from its roots in prehistory to the many cultures and civilizations that ruled the area before the nation state was forged in the early 20th century. The only completely up-to-date history of Iran, the work covers in detail the era of the Shah, Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution, the Khomeini era, the era of reconstruction, and contemporary Iran at the dawn of the 21st century. Short biographical profiles of key historical figures, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay add reference value to the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313307317
Publisher:
ABC-Clio, LLC
Publication date:
10/30/2000
Series:
The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Series Forewordvii
Prefacexi
Timeline of Historical Eventsxiii
1The Land and People of Iran1
2Ancient Iran21
3From the Parthians to the Mongols51
4Early Modern Iran81
5From the Zand to the Qajars97
6The Forging of the Nation-State115
7Mohammad-Reza Shah143
8Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution175
9The Khomeini Era197
10The Era of Reconstruction219
11Contemporary Iran239
Notable People in the History of Iran263
Glossary269
Bibliographic Essay275
Index283

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