Modern Iran

Roots and Results of Revolution
Author: Nikki R. Keddie,Yann Richard
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300121056
Category: Political Science
Page: 408
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In this updated edition of Nikki Keddie’s Modern Iran--itself a substantially revised and expanded version of her classic work Roots of Revolution--the author provides a new preface and a fully annotated and indexed epilogue, reviewing recent developments in Iran since 2003. Keddie provides insightful commentary on Iran’s nuclear and foreign policy, its relations with the United Nations and the United States, increasing conservative and hard-line tendencies in the government, and recent developments in the economy, cultural and intellectual life, and human rights. Reviews of the 2003 edition: "[An] essential book for one’s working library.”--L. Carl Brown, Foreign Affairs "Shifting her historical focus from the roots of the Iranian revolution to its consequences, Nikki Keddie has expanded her original classic to include a sharply probing and perceptive guide to more than two decades of tumultuous developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”--Gary Sick

Towards a Modern Iran

Studies in Thought, Politics and Society
Author: Elie Kedourie,Sylvia G. Haim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135169055
Category: History
Page: 274
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First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Modern Iran

The Pahlavis and After
Author: Ali M. Ansari
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405840842
Category: History
Page: 377
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"...Ansari has written a straightforward, though skilfully analytical, history of Iran" Times Literary Supplement (praise for the first edition) Today's Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his 'axis of evil' and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis. Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and explanation of political, social and economic developments in Iran during the 20th century. Since it first published in 2003 Modern Iran has become a staple for students and lecturers wishing to gain a clear understand of the history of this strategically important Middle Eastern Country. The new edition will bring us up to dateand will include: an analysis of the successes and failures of the Khatami Presidency; an examination of the effect of 9/11; the rise of the Reform Movement and the efforts to promote Islamic Democracy; the resistance to democratisation among the hardline elites.

The Boundaries of Modern Iran


Author: Keith Mclachlan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315399369
Category: Social Science
Page: 162
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This book, first published in 1994, analyses the entire length of Iran’s international boundaries. It reviews the establishment, evolution and continuing contentions over Iranian frontier zones and boundary lines, from the creation of the Iranian nation state out of the diverse and dispersed areas of the Persian empire – a process that has given rise to many contemporary problems that spill over into dispute and conflict.

A History of Modern Iran


Author: Ervand Abrahamian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139471596
Category: History
Page: N.A
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In a reappraisal of Iran's modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the birth of the Islamic Republic. In the intervening years, the country has experienced a bitter war with Iraq, the transformation of society under the clergy and, more recently, the expansion of the state and the struggle for power between the old elites, the intelligentsia and the commercial middle class. The author is a compassionate expositor. While he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's regional and international politics, at the heart of his book are the people of Iran. It is to them and their resilience that this book is dedicated, as Iran emerges at the beginning of the twenty-first century as one of the most powerful states in the Middle East.

Modern Iran Dialectics


Author: Michael E. Bonine,Nikki R. Keddie
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873954655
Category: Iran
Page: 464
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Religion and Politics in Modern Iran

A Reader
Author: Lloyd Ridgeon
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845110727
Category: Political Science
Page: 279
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This reader provides crucial political and religious texts that cover the past one hundred years of Iranian history. It introduces the chief issues preoccupying the minds of the most prominent thinkers of modern Iran. Many of these writings have become indispensable texts for students of Middle East studies, religious studies and Islamic studies, while others are difficult to find or have never appeared before in English. Each article is preceded by an introduction discussing its significance and placing each writer in historical context. It includes chapters on Sufism in modern Iran and on women in Iran.

Democracy in Modern Iran

Islam, Culture, and Political Change
Author: Ali Mirsepassi
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814758649
Category: Political Science
Page: 234
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Can Islamic societies embrace democracy? In Democracy in Modern Iran, Ali Mirsepassi maintains that it is possible, demonstrating that Islam is not inherently hostile to the idea of democracy. Rather, he provides new perspective on how such a political and social transformation could take place, arguing that the key to understanding the integration of Islam and democracy lies in concrete social institutions rather than pre-conceived ideas, the every day experiences rather than abstract theories. Mirsepassi, an Iranian native, provides a rare inside look into the country, offering a deep understanding of how Islamic countries like Iran and Iraq can and will embrace democracy. Democracy in Modern Iran challenges readers to think about Islam and democracy critically and in a far more nuanced way than is done in black-and-white dichotomies of Islam vs. Democracy, or Iran vs. the West. This essential volume contributes important insights to current discussions, creating a more complex conception of modernity in the Eastern world and, with it, Mirsepassi offers to a broad Western audience a more accurate, less clichéd vision of Iran’s political reality.

Modern Iran Since 1921

The Pahlavis and After
Author: Ali M. Ansari
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582356856
Category: History
Page: 272
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Using extensive secondary as well as archival Persian, British, and US sources, the author combines a detailed narrative with insightful analysis of political, social, and economic developments of the country to give readers a refreshingly objective account of the "complex cultural polity that is modern Iran."

Education and the Making of Modern Iran


Author: David Menashri
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780801426124
Category: Education
Page: 352
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To seek knowledge is an Islamic obligation, and religious schools traditionally disseminated the particulars of Islamic thought and culture in Iran. Early in the nineteenth century, however, the lure of modern military technology prompted Iranian leaders to seek Western scientific knowledge. Drawing on a wealth of original research, David Menashri traces the history of Iran's educational system from the departure of the first two Iranian students to Europe in 1811, through the founding of Tehran University in 1935, to the changes in educational policies enacted under the Ayatollah Khomeini. In so doing, Menashri chronicles the wider political and social history of the struggle for control of education between the ulama, or religious elite, and the state. Paying particular attention to the development of higher education, Menashri assesses the contribution--as well as the limitations--of educational reform in the making of modern Iran. He provides a rich account of the role of Iranians who had been educated abroad and reveals the ambivalence of custodians of power who wanted to import Western skills without Western ideas. Menashri reconstructs the dramatic conflicts and the enduring tensions between groups supporting the values of traditional culture and those promoting Western-oriented "progressive" education. The resulting educational system, he shows, bore fruit in widespread literacy but also contributed to the profound ideological split that led to the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. Historians of education, specialists in Middle Eastern studies, and others interested in contemporary Iran will want to read this penetrating book.

Christianity in Persia and the Status of Non-Muslims in Modern Iran


Author: Christian A. Van Gorder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739136119
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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This book focuses on the history of Christianity in Persia and the present-day relationship that Muslims in Iran have taken toward people of other faith traditions. The book provides a comprehensive and readable introduction to a fascinating history with important contemporary ramifications for interfaith and intercultural studies.

Modern Iran


Author: Ali Ansari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864980
Category: History
Page: 392
View: 6551
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Today’s Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his ‘axis of evil’ and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis. Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and explanation of political, social and economic developments in Iran during the 20th century. Since it first published in 2003 Modern Iran has become a staple for students and lecturers wishing to gain a clear understand of the history of this strategically important Middle Eastern Country. The new edition will bring us up to dateand will include: an analysis of the successes and failures of the Khatami Presidency; an examination of the effect of 9/11; the rise of the Reform Movement and the efforts to promote Islamic Democracy; the resistance to democratisation among the hardline elites.

Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)


Author: L P Elwell-Sutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113684161X
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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This volume shows the progress and achievements of Iran up to the 1940s within the setting of her ancient history and her strategic position in the world today. The author discusses Iran’s vital position as the dividing line between the East and the West and how Iran drew from and contributed to both these cultures, without losing her own individuality. It is this cultural influence, the author argues, rather than any political strength that has enabled her to survive. Much of the information is taken from sources not available in English or any other language other than Persian.

Literary Translation in Modern Iran

A sociological study
Author: Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027269394
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 236
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Literary Translation in Modern Iran: A sociological study is the first comprehensive study of literary translation in modern Iran, covering the period from the late 19th century up to the present day. By drawing on Pierre BourdieuN's sociology of culture, this work investigates the people behind the selection, translation, and production of novels from English into Persian. The choice of novels such as Morier's The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and Vargas Llosa's The War of the End of the World provides insights into who decides upon titles for translation, motivations of translators and publishers, and the context in which such decisions are made.The author suggests that literary translation in Iran is not a straightforward activity. As part of the field of cultural production, literary translation has remained a lively game not only to examine and observe, but also often a challenging one to play. By adopting hide-and-seek strategies and with attention to the dynamic of the field of publishing, Iranian translators and publishers have continued to play the game against all odds. The book is not only a contribution to the growing scholarship informed by sociological approaches to translation, but an essential reading for scholars and students of Translation Studies, Iranian Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.

Reformers and Revolutionaries in Modern Iran

New Perspectives on the Iranian Left
Author: Dr Stephanie Cronin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134328907
Category: History
Page: 328
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Even though the left has never held power in Iran, its impact on the political, intellectual and cultural development of modern Iran has been profound. This book's authors undertake a fundamental re-examination and re-appraisal of the phenomenon of leftist activism in Iran, interpreted in the broadest sense, throughout the period of its existence up to and including the present.

Sexual Politics in Modern Iran


Author: Janet Afary
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110739435X
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Janet Afary is a native of Iran and a leading historian. Her work focuses on gender and sexuality and draws on her experience of growing up in Iran and her involvement with Iranian women of different ages and social strata. These observations, and a wealth of historical documents, form the kernel of this book, which charts the history of the nation's sexual revolution from the nineteenth century to today. What comes across is the extraordinary resilience of the Iranian people, who have drawn on a rich social and cultural heritage to defy the repression and hardship of the Islamist state and its predecessors. It is this resilience, the author concludes, which forms the basis of a sexual revolution taking place in Iran today, one that is promoting reforms in marriage and family laws, and demanding more egalitarian gender and sexual relations.

The Making of Modern Iran

State and Society under Riza Shah, 1921-1941
Author: Dr Stephanie Cronin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136026940
Category: History
Page: 308
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This collection of essays, by a distinguished group of specialists, offers a new and exciting interpretation of Riza Shah's Iran. A period of key importance, the years between 1921-1941 have, until now, remained relatively neglected. Recently, however, there has been a marked revival of interest in the history of these two decades and this collection brings together some of the best of this recent new scholarship. Illustrating the diversity and complexity of interpretations to which contemporary scholarship has given rise, the collection looks at both the high politics of the new state and at 'history from below', examining some of the fierce controversies which have arisen surrounding such issues as the gender politics of the new regime, the nature of its nationalism, and its treatment of minorities.

The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran


Author: Ali M. Ansari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521687179
Category: History
Page: 327
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Distinguished historian Ali M. Ansari explores ideas about nationalism and how they apply to twentieth-century Iran.

Law, State, and Society in Modern Iran

Constitutionalism, Autocracy, and Legal Reform, 1906–1941
Author: H. Enayat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137282029
Category: History
Page: 256
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Using a 'Historical Institutionalist' approach, this book sheds light on a relatively understudied dimension of state-building in early twentieth century Iran, namely the quest for judicial reform and the rule of law from the 1906 Constitutional Revolution to the end of Reza Shah's rule in 1941.

Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet of Modern Iran

Iconic Woman and Feminine Pioneer of New Persian Poetry
Author: Dominic Parviz Brookshaw,Nasrin Rahimieh
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857731513
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Forugh Farrokhzad was a pioneering Iranian poet and filmmaker, whose reputation as a path-breaking female rebel made her an iconic figure from her own time. Both her unconventional personal life and her captivating creative trajectory have captured the imaginations of generations of Iranians since she published her first poems in the mid-1950s. More than four decades after her death at the age of 32, Farrokhzad has come to represent the spirit of revolt against patriarchal and cultural norms in 1960s Iran. Her life and work continue to be pivotal not only to understanding Persian literary modernity and the rise of women’s writing in Iran, but also to mapping the struggle of Iranian women for their rights. During her lifetime Farrokhzad embodied the vexed predicament of the contemporary Iranian woman, at once subjected to long-held traditional practices and influenced by newly introduced modern social sensibilities. Highlighting her literary and cinematic innovation, this volume examines the unique place Farrokhzad occupies in Iran, both among modern Persian poets in general and as an Iranian woman writer in particular. The authors also explore Farrokhzad's appeal outside Iran in the Iranian diasporic imagination and through the numerous translations of her poetry into English. Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet of Modern Iran brings her work into new focus and includes contributions from the leading scholars working in Iran, Europe, and North America who analyze Farrokhzad’s work from diverse vantage points - literary criticism, film studies, feminism, translation studies, diasporic studies and cultural history. Delving into the dramatic development of Farrokhzad’s poetry from seemingly naïve female-centred expressions of sexuality to complex engagements with the social, cultural and political concerns that dominated the Iranian landscape in the 1950s and 1960s, this book places Farrokhzad’s oeuvre in the context of Persian literary history and the history of Iranian cinema as well as transnational Iranian culture. It also demonstrates how the English translations of her work and the rediscovery of her documentary films have garnered global appreciation of her innovative artistic works. Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet of Modern Iran is a fitting and authoritative tribute to the work of a remarkable woman which will introduce and explain her legacy for a 21st-century audience.