Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Author: Daniel E. Harmon,Anne M. Todd
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438106564
Page: 123
View: 9507
An Iranian cleric who criticized the modernization efforts of the Shah of Iran (Mohammed Reza Pahlavi), Khomeini called for a fundamentalist Islamic state in Iran.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Author: EPUB 2-3
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438147929
Page: N.A
View: 7808

Die satanischen Verse

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641112672
Category: Fiction
Page: 720
View: 6989
Bejubelt und verdammt: Das Buch, für das Salman Rushdie zum Tode verurteilt wurde Über der englischen Küste wird ein Flugzeug in die Luft gesprengt. Die einzigen Überlebenden dieses Terroranschlags sind Gibril Farishta und Saladin Chamcha, zwei indische Schauspieler, die buchstäblich vom Himmel fallen und wie durch ein Wunder unversehrt bleiben. Doch nach dem Absturz gehen seltsame Dinge mit ihnen vor: Der Muslim Gibril zeigt immer mehr Ähnlichkeit mit dem Erzengel Gabriel, während sich Saladin, der stets seine Herkunft verleugnete, zu einem Abbild des Teufels entwickelt. Doch das ist erst der Beginn einer überwältigenden Odysee zwischen Gut und Böse, zwischen Fantasie und Realität.

The Ashura Uprising

Author: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781496042026
Category: Religion
Page: 38
View: 1430
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Life of the Ayatollah
Author: Baqer Moin
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850431282
Category: Heads of state
Page: 352
View: 456
This biography examines the process which saw an old Muslim theologian overthrow the Shah of Iran and become the leader of a militant Islamic regime. It examines the background and early life of the Ayatollah and the ideas and beliefs that lay behind his opposition to the Shah and formed the foundation of the new Islamic state.

Political Leaders of the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

A Biographical Dictionary
Author: Bernard Reich
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313262135
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 557
View: 2410
Political-biographical profiles of a select group of leaders who have made significant contributions to the politcal evolution and development of the Middle East and North Africa since World War II.

Sources in the History of the Modern Middle East

Author: Akram Fouad Khater
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618958533
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 4990
This unique primary source reader provides first-hand accounts of the events described in Middle Eastern history survey texts. The text is organized into ten chapters featuring chapter introductions and headnotes. The primary source documents cover the late 18th century through the beginning of the 21st, exploring political, social, economic, and cultural history and infusing the volume with the voices of real people. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Postrevolutionary Iran

A Political Handbook
Author: Mehrzad Boroujerdi,Kourosh Rahimkhani
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654324
Category: History
Page: 193
View: 3359
The 1979 revolution fundamentally altered Iran’s political landscape as a generation of inexperienced clerics who did not hail from the ranks of the upper class—and were not tainted by association with the old regime—came to power. The actions and intentions of these truculent new leaders and their lay allies caused major international concern. Meanwhile, Iran’s domestic and foreign policy and its nuclear program have loomed large in daily news coverage. Despite global consternation, however, our knowledge about Iran’s political elite remains skeletal. Nearly four decades after the clergy became the state elite par excellence, there has been no empirical study of the recruitment, composition, and circulation of the Iranian ruling members after 1979. Postrevolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook provides the most comprehensive collection of data on political life in postrevolutionary Iran, including coverage of 36 national elections, more than 400 legal and outlawed political organizations, and family ties among the elite. It provides biographical sketches of more than 2,300 political personalities ranging from cabinet ministers and parliament deputies to clerical, judicial, and military leaders, much of this information previously unavailable in English. Providing a cartography of the complex structure of power in postrevolutionary Iran, this volume offers a window not only into the immediate years before and after the Iranian Revolution but also into what has happened during the last four turbulent decades. This volume and the data it contains will be invaluable to policymakers, researchers, and scholars of the Middle East alike.

Khomeini's Ghost

The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam
Author: Con Coughlin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062352032
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 2899
From the bestselling author of Saddam comes the definitive biography of Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic revolution and how his fundamentalist legacy has forever influenced the course of Iran's relationship with the West. In February 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran after nearly fifteen years in exile and received a hero's welcome. Just as the new world order sought to purge the communist ideologies of the Cold War, the religious doctrine of Islamic fundamentalism emerged to pose an even greater threat to post–Iron Curtain stability—and Khomeini would mastermind it into a revolution. Khomeini's Ghost is the account of how an impoverished young student from a remote area of southern Iran became the leader of one of the most dramatic upheavals of the modern age, and how his radical Islamic philosophy now lies at the heart of the modern-day conflict between Iran and the West. Con Coughlin draws on a wide variety of Iranian sources, including religious figures who knew and worked with Khomeini both in exile and in power. Both compelling and timely, Khomeini's Ghost is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what lies at the center of many of the world's most intractable conflicts.

Religion and Violence

An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present
Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317461096
Category: Computers
Page: 290
View: 911
First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor &; Francis, an informa company.

The Presidency and the Rhetoric of Foreign Crisis

Author: Denise M. Bostdorff
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872499683
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 306
View: 9968
Examines presidential crisis management--or the way U.S. presidents portray foreign crises to the American public--as a potent tool for the accumulation, & at times, the forfeiture, of political power.

Reinventing Khomeini

The Struggle for Reform in Iran
Author: Daniel Brumberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226077581
Category: History
Page: 306
View: 5976
Reinventing Khomeini offers a new interpretation of the political battles that paved the way for reform in Iran. Brumberg argues that these conflicts did not result from a sudden ideological shift; nor did the election of President Mohammad Khatami in 1997 really defy the core principles of the Islamic Revolution. To the contrary, the struggle for a more democratic Iran can be traced to the revolution itself, and to the contradictory agendas of the revolution's founding father, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. A complex figure, Khomeini was a fervent champion of Islam, but while he sought a Shi'ite vision of clerical rule under one Supreme Leader, he also strove to mesh that vision with an implicitly Western view of mass participatory politics. The intense magnetism and charisma of the ayatollah obscured this paradox. But reformers in Iran today, while rejecting his autocratic vision, are reviving the constitutional notions of government that he considered, and even casting themselves as the bearers of his legacy. In Reinventing Khomeini, Brumberg proves that the ayatollah is as much the author of modern Iran as he is the symbol of its fundamentalist past.

The Position of Women from the Viewpoint of Imam Khomeini

Author: N.A
Publisher: Alhoda UK
ISBN: 9789643355043
Category: Muslim women
Page: 299
View: 3575

Terror vor Europas Toren

Der Islamische Staat, Iraks Zerfall und Amerikas Ohnmacht
Author: Wilfried Buchta
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593430711
Category: Political Science
Page: 413
View: 2095
Der Vormarsch der Milizen des selbsternannten Islamischen Staats gehört derzeit zu den beherrschenden Nachrichtenthemen. In ihm zeigt sich eine neue Qualität des Terrors, der mit dem Export des Heiligen Kriegs, des Dschihad, auch nach Europa überzuschwappen droht. Doch wie konnte es zu dieser bedrohlichen Entwicklung kommen? Wilfried Buchta, ein ausgewiesener Kenner der Region, zeichnet die fatalen Ereignisse im Nahen Osten nach. Er beleuchtet dabei die Rolle der wichtigsten Akteure und Machtfaktoren und erklärt, welche Handlungsoptionen dem Westen heute noch bleiben.

Mao II

Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783462022100
Page: 303
View: 5446

Der Fluch der bösen Tat

Das Scheitern des Westens im Orient
Author: Peter Scholl-Latour
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843709491
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 6407
Es gärt und brodelt überall: Syrien und der Irak versinken im grausamen Bürgerkrieg aller gegen alle, in der Türkei ringen islamistische und säkulare Kräfte um die Vormacht. Ägypten ist im Daueraufruhr, und auch am Nordrand dieser unruhigen Weltgegend, im Kaukasus und in der Ukraine, ist die Lage explosiv. Mit der ihm eigenen Scharfsicht beleuchtet Peter Scholl-Latour eine Region, über der nach jahrzehntelanger politischer und militärischer Intervention des Westens ein Fluch zu liegen scheint – der Fluch der bösen Tat heilloser Einmischung. Das Buch ist das Vermächtnis des großen Journalisten und »Welterklärers« Peter Scholl-Latour.

Encyclopedia of Politics

The Left and the Right
Author: Rodney P. Carlisle
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265313
Category: Political Science
Page: 1088
View: 9050
Although the distinction between the politics of the left and the right is commonly assumed in the media and in treatments of political science and history, the terms are used so loosely that the student and the general reader are often confused: What exactly are the terms left and right supposed to imply? This two-volume Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the left-hand volume (Volume 1), and those considered on the right in the right-hand volume (Volume 2).