Iran

  • Auteur: Lauren Spencer
  • ISBN: 9780823940004
  • Date de sortie: 2004
  • Collection: The Rosen Publishing Group
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An overview of the history and culture of Iran and its people including the geography, myths, arts, daily life, education, industry, and government, with illustrations from primary source documents.

Iran

  • Auteur: Joanne Richter
  • ISBN: 9780778793175
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Crabtree Publishing Company
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A survey of the culture of Iran, including religion, holidays and festivals, food, arts, languages, and literature.

The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran

  • Auteur: Charles Kurzman
  • ISBN: 9780674039834
  • Date de sortie: 2009-06-01
  • Collection: Harvard University Press
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The shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, would remain on the throne for the foreseeable future: This was the firm conclusion of a top-secret CIA analysis issued in October 1978. One hundred days later the shah--despite his massive military, fearsome security police, and superpower support was overthrown by a popular and largely peaceful revolution. But the CIA was not alone in its myopia, as Charles Kurzman reveals in this penetrating work; Iranians themselves, except for a tiny minority, considered a revolution inconceivable until it actually occurred. Revisiting the circumstances surrounding the fall of the shah, Kurzman offers rare insight into the nature and evolution of the Iranian revolution and into the ultimate unpredictability of protest movements in general. As one Iranian recalls, "The future was up in the air." Through interviews and eyewitness accounts, declassified security documents and underground pamphlets, Kurzman documents the overwhelming sense of confusion that gripped pre-revolutionary Iran, and that characterizes major protest movements. His book provides a striking picture of the chaotic conditions under which Iranians acted, participating in protest only when they expected others to do so too, the process approaching critical mass in unforeseen and unforeseeable ways. Only when large numbers of Iranians began to "think the unthinkable," in the words of the U.S. ambassador, did revolutionary expectations become a self-fulfilling prophecy. A corrective to 20-20 hindsight, this book reveals shortcomings of analyses that make the Iranian revolution or any major protest movement seem inevitable in retrospect.

Iran

  • Auteur: Ramin Jahanbegloo
  • ISBN: 9780739105306
  • Date de sortie: 2004
  • Collection: Lexington Books
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The Iranian Revolution represented to intellectuals and professionals the potential of spiritual values to triumph over the great power of economic imperialism. Yet out of this revolution has emerged an identity crisis that touches Islamic ideological heights and reaches down to the very ground of Islamic practice. The contributors to this collection, experts on Iranian cultural and political history, analyze the 'fragmented self' of today's Iranian, refracted through that country's institutions, market forces, and modern thought. Each essay both deepens our understanding of contemporary Iran and adds to the broader discussion of the relationship between Islam and the West.

Iran Between Two Revolutions

  • Auteur: Ervand Abrahamian
  • ISBN: 9780691101347
  • Date de sortie: 1982
  • Collection: Princeton University Press
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In this examination of the social bases of Iranian politics, Professor Abrahamian draws on archives of the British Foreign Office and India Office that have only recently been opened; newspaper, memoirs and biographies published in Tehran between 1906 and 1980; proceedings of the Iranian Majles and Senate; interviews with retired and active politicians and pamphlets, books and periodicals distributed by exiled groups in Europe and North America in the period between 1953 and 1980.

Iran

  • Auteur: Patricia L. Baker
  • ISBN: 1841624020
  • Date de sortie: 2014
  • Collection: Bradt Travel Guides
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Bradt introduces the only detailed guide to Iran available, the most enigmatic of countries in the Middle East.

Iran

  • Auteur: Adele Richardson
  • ISBN: 9781583414460
  • Date de sortie: 2006-07-01
  • Collection: The Creative Company
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Uses simple text and photographs to introduce Iran's geography, people, and animals.
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