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The Resource Revolutionary Iran : a history of the Islamic republic, Michael Axworthy

Revolutionary Iran : a history of the Islamic republic, Michael Axworthy

Label
Revolutionary Iran : a history of the Islamic republic
Title
Revolutionary Iran
Title remainder
a history of the Islamic republic
Statement of responsibility
Michael Axworthy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Revolutionary Iran, Michael Axworthy guides us through recent Iranian history from shortly before the 1979 Islamic revolution through the summer of 2009, when Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran by the hundreds of thousands, demanding free, democratic government. Axworthy explains how that outpouring of support for an end to tyranny in Iran paused and then moved on to other areas in the region like Egypt and Libya, leaving Iran's leadership unchanged. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a defining moment of the modern era. Its success unleashed a wave of Islamist fervor across the Middle East and signaled a sharp decline in the appeal of Western ideologies in the Islamic world. Axworthy takes readers through the major periods in Iranian history over the last thirty years: the overthrow of the old regime and the creation of the new one; the Iran-Iraq war; the reconstruction era following the war; the reformist wave led by Mohammed Khatami; and the present day, in which reactionaries have re-established control. Throughout, he emphasizes that the Iranian revolution was centrally important in modern history because it provided the world with a clear model of development that was not rooted in Western ideologies. Whereas the world's major revolutions of the previous two centuries had been fuelled by Western, secular ideologies, the Iranian Revolution drew its inspiration from Islam. Revolutionary Iran is both richly textured and from one of the leading authorities on the region; combining an expansive scope with the most accessible and definitive account of this epoch in all its humanity"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
955.05/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS318
LC item number
.A88 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Revolutionary Iran : a history of the Islamic republic, Michael Axworthy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: The Hidden Continent of Iran -- Prologue: 'Ten Days of Dawn' (Daheh- ye Fajr) -- 1 The Background: Ma Chegoneh Ma Shodim? ('How Did We Become What We Are?') -- 2 The 1970 s and the Slide to Revolution -- 3 Like the Person He Ought to Be: Islamic Republic, 1979 -- 80 -- 4 Jang- e Tahmili: The War: 1980 -- 88 -- 5 The End of the War, the Death of the Emam, and Reconstruction: Khamenei and Rafsanjani, 1988 -- 97 -- 6 Bim- e Mowj (Fear of the Wave): Khatami and Reform, 1997 -- 2005 -- 7 Everything Must Change, So That Everything Can Stay the Same: Ahmadinejad and Khamenei, 2005 -- 12 -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199322268
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013015836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843025731
  • 1427376
  • in501373505
Label
Revolutionary Iran : a history of the Islamic republic, Michael Axworthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: The Hidden Continent of Iran -- Prologue: 'Ten Days of Dawn' (Daheh- ye Fajr) -- 1 The Background: Ma Chegoneh Ma Shodim? ('How Did We Become What We Are?') -- 2 The 1970 s and the Slide to Revolution -- 3 Like the Person He Ought to Be: Islamic Republic, 1979 -- 80 -- 4 Jang- e Tahmili: The War: 1980 -- 88 -- 5 The End of the War, the Death of the Emam, and Reconstruction: Khamenei and Rafsanjani, 1988 -- 97 -- 6 Bim- e Mowj (Fear of the Wave): Khatami and Reform, 1997 -- 2005 -- 7 Everything Must Change, So That Everything Can Stay the Same: Ahmadinejad and Khamenei, 2005 -- 12 -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199322268
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013015836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843025731
  • 1427376
  • in501373505

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