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By Ervand Abrahamian

ISBN-10: 0521528917

ISBN-13: 9780521528917

ISBN-10: 0521821398

ISBN-13: 9780521821391

In a reappraisal of Iran's glossy historical past, Ervand Abrahamian lines its aggravating trip around the 20th century, throughout the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the guideline of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the start of the Islamic Republic. within the intervening years, the rustic has skilled a sour warfare with Iraq, the transformation of society less than the clergy and, extra lately, the growth of the country and the fight for strength among the previous elites, the intelligentsia and the industrial heart classification. the writer is a compassionate expositor. whereas he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's local and overseas politics, on the center of his booklet are the folk of Iran. it truly is to them and their resilience that this e-book is devoted, as Iran emerges at the start of the twenty-first century as some of the most robust states within the center East.

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