Modern Iran

Roots and Results of Revolution
Author: Nikki R. Keddie,Yann Richard
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300121056
Category: Political Science
Page: 408
View: 3603
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
View: 6157
First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Modern Iran

Author: Ali Ansari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864980
Category: History
Page: 392
View: 8986
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.

A History of Modern Iran

Author: Ervand Abrahamian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108187498
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 9027
In a radical reappraisal of Iran's modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces the country's traumatic journey from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, through the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule of the Pahlavis, and the birth of the Islamic Republic. The first edition was named the Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2009. This second edition brings the narrative up to date, with the Green uprisings of 2009, the second Ahmadinejad administration, the election of Rouhani, and the Iran nuclear deal. Ervand Abrahamian, who is one of the most distinguished historians writing on Iran today, is a compassionate expositor, and at the heart of the book is the people of Iran, who have endured and survived a century of war and revolution.

The Boundaries of Modern Iran

Author: Keith Mclachlan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315399369
Category: Social Science
Page: 162
View: 7762
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.

Modern Iran Dialectics

Author: Michael E. Bonine,Nikki R. Keddie
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873954655
Category: Iran
Page: 464
View: 3832

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
View: 4933
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.

Education and the Making of Modern Iran

Author: David Menashri
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780801426124
Category: Education
Page: 352
View: 2785
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.

Modern Iran Since 1921

The Pahlavis and After
Author: Ali M. Ansari
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582356856
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 5045
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."

Religion and Politics in Modern Iran

A Reader
Author: Lloyd Ridgeon
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845110734
Category: Political Science
Page: 279
View: 9469
Covering the last century of Iranian history, this book introduces students to some of the most crucial political and religious texts of the period. Each chapter is preceded by an introduction discussing the significance of the piece and placing each writer in their historical context.

The Wind in My Hair

My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran
Author: Masih Alinejad
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349008957
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 5333
'A must-read for anyone who cares about women's equality' Sheryl Sandberg 'A flame-thrower for the rights of women who live under the thumb of repression and injustice' Tina Brown BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one woman, Masih Alinejad, an awe-inspiring journalist and activist from a small village in Iran, overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her hijab. It all started with a single photo, a bold statement on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, her face bare, her beautiful, curly hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: simply removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the photo that sparked a social-media liberation movement, 'My Stealthy Freedom'. Across Iran, women started posting pictures of their uncovered hair on Masih's page in open defiance of the strict religious beliefs of their country (and often, their families) while sharing their personal stories about this powerful mode of expression. With the creation of 'My Stealthy Freedom' Masih has gained over one million supporters around the world, and inspired Islamic women everywhere to take a stand for their basic human rights. She's been covered by the media from Vogue, to the Guardian, the New York Times and beyond. Last year she was the recipient of the Women's Rights Award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. But behind the scenes of this movement, Masih has been fighting a painful personal battle. She is a divorcee -- a sin equivalent to prostitution in Iranian culture. As a reporter, Masih has been actively speaking out against the government's corrupt policies for more than a decade, and has faced abuse and slander at every turn. In 2009 she went abroad during the Iranian presidential election with hopes of interviewing Barack Obama. Before the interview could take place, the elections were stolen, Masih's newspaper was shut down, and thousands of Iranians were arrested. She was expelled from her own country, and separated from her only son. Although she eventually was able to take her son abroad, she has not returned to Iran or seen her family in years. To this day, Masih has faith that one day she will be reunited with her homeland. A defiant, inspiring voice for women's rights, Masih Alinejad speaks for women everywhere. 'Intriguing and inspiring . . . her voice is so important to the Iranian people's struggles for freedom and democracy' Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Modern Iran

A History in Documents
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781558766013
Page: 277
View: 4275

Gender and Dance in Modern Iran

Biopolitics on stage
Author: Ida Meftahi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317620615
Category: History
Page: 186
View: 8039
Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage investigates the ways dancing bodies have been providing evidence for competing representations of modernity, urbanism, and religiosity across the twentieth century. Focusing on the transformation of the staged dancing body, its space of performance, and spectatorial cultural ideology, this book traces the dancing body in multiple milieus of performance, including the Pahlavi era’s national artistic scene and the popular café and cabaret stages, as well as the commercial cinematic screen and the post-revolutionary Islamized theatrical stage. It links the socio-political discourses on performance with the staged public dancer, in order to interrogate the formation of dominant categories of "modern," "high," and "artistic," and the subsequent "othering" of cultural realms that were discursively peripheralized from the "national" stage. Through the study of archival and ethnographic research as well as a diverse literature pertaining to music, theater, cinema, and popular culture, it combines a close reading of primary sources such as official documents, press materials, and program notes with visual analysis of filmic materials and imageries, as well as interviews with practitioners. It offers an original and informed exploration into the ways performing bodies and their public have been associated with binary notions of vice and virtue, morality and immorality, commitment and degeneration, chastity and eroticism, and veiled-ness and nakedness. Engaging with a range of methodological and historiographical methods, including postcolonial, performance, and feminist studies, this book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Middle East history and Iranian studies, as well as gender studies and dance and performance studies.

The Martyrs Of Karbala

Shi'i Symbols and Rituals in Modern Iran
Author: Kamran Scot Aghaie
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295984551
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 6929
Preface p. ix Acknowledgments p. xv 1 A Brief Historical Background of Shi`ism and Moharram p. 3 2 The Qajar Elites and Religious Patronage (1796-1925) p. 15 3 Qajar Society and Religious Culture: Tehran as a Case Study p. 30 4 The Pahlavi Regime and the Emergence of Secular Modernism (1925-1979) p. 47 5 Religious Rituals, Society, and Politics during the Pahlavi Period p. 67 6 Hoseyn, "The Prince of Martyrs" p. 87 7 Fatemeh, Zeynab, and Emerging Discourses on Gender p. 113 8 The Islamic Republic p. 131 9 Conclusion p. 154 Notes p. 163 Bibliography p. 179 Index p. 195.

Modern Iran

Caliphs, Kings, and Jurisprudents (First Edition)
Author: Iraj Bashiri
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781516503513
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 4972
Modern Iran: Caliphs, Kings, and Jurisprudents explores the changes in Iranian identity that have taken place in ancient, medieval, and contemporary times. Students learn how this identity has been transformed from an abstract Zoroastrian order into a vibrant Shi'ite creed rooted in ancestor worship. Readers learn about the earliest stages of Iran's development, including the Rashidun Caliphs, the Umayyads, and the Abbasids. They study the impact of the Mongols, Safavids, and Qajars. Later chapters discuss the rise of the Pahlavis, Islamic Iran, and the rule of the jurisprudents. The book concludes with a consideration of what lies ahead for modern Iran, as well as a comprehensive summing up of Iranian identity. Detailed and comprehensive, Modern Iran is well-suited to courses in Islamic studies, particularly Shi'ite Islam, Iranian studies, and Iranian culture and identity. With its clear commitment to placing Iran in appropriate and accessible historical and cultural contexts, the book is also an excellent supplemental text for classes on Iran and the west. Iraj Bashiri holds a Ph.D. in Iranian linguistics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Bashiri is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota. He has taught numerous courses including Persian fiction and poetry, Islam and the West, contemporary Iranian society, and cultures of the Silk Road. A prolific writer, he has published works such as The Ishraqi Philosophy of Jalal-al-Din-Rumi, The Fiction of Sadeq Hedayat, Prominent Tajik Figures of the Twentieth Century, and The Samanids and the Revival of the Civilization of Iranian Peoples. Currently Dr. Bashiri is involved in research on the history of the Civil War in Tajikistan.

Democracy in Modern Iran

Islam, Culture, and Political Change
Author: Ali Mirsepassi
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814763448
Category: History
Page: 234
View: 5756
Can Islamic societies embrace democracy? In Democracy in Modern Iran, Ali Mirsepassi maintains that it is in fact 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, 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. 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 clichd vision of Iran's political reality. Ali Mirsepassi is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Sociology at New York University and author of Intellectual Discourses and Politics of Modernization: Negotiating Modernity in Iran.


A Modern History
Author: Abbas Amanat
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300112548
Category: History
Page: 979
View: 9750
A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic Republic. Abbas Amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches, exploring events with lasting implications for modern Iran and the world. Drawing on diverse historical scholarship and emphasizing the twentieth century, he addresses debates about Iran's culture and politics. Political history is the driving narrative force, given impetus by Amanat's decades of research and study. He layers the book with discussions of literature, music, and the arts; ideology and religion; economy and society; and cultural identity and heritage.

Modern Iran (RLE Iran A)

Author: L P Elwell-Sutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113684161X
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 8053
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.

Reformers and Revolutionaries in Modern Iran

New Perspectives on the Iranian Left
Author: Dr Stephanie Cronin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134328907
Category: History
Page: 328
View: 6317
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.

The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran

Author: Ali M. Ansari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521687179
Category: History
Page: 327
View: 9713
Distinguished historian Ali M. Ansari explores ideas about nationalism and how they apply to twentieth-century Iran.