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The Resource Iran : a modern history, Abbas Amanat

Iran : a modern history, Abbas Amanat

Label
Iran : a modern history
Title
Iran
Title remainder
a modern history
Statement of responsibility
Abbas Amanat
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
955/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS272
LC item number
.A54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Iran : a modern history, Abbas Amanat
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Part I. A Shi'i empire -- Shi'ism and the Safavid Revolution (1501-1588) -- The age of 'Abbas I and the shaping of the Safavid Empire (1588-1666) -- The demise of the Safavid Order and the Unhappy Interregnums (1666-1797) -- Part II. Reshaping of the guarded domains -- The making of the Qajar Era (1797-1852) -- Naser al-Din Shah and maintaining a fragile balance (1848-1896) -- The constitutional revolution: road to a plural modernity (1905-1911) -- Part III. A nation recast -- The Great War and the rise of Reza Khan (1914-1925) -- Reza Shah and the Pahlavi Order (1925-1941) -- Chaotic democracy, oil nationalization, and denied hopes (1941-1953) -- The White Revolution and its opponents (1953-1963) -- Development, disarray, and discontent (1963-1977) -- Cultures of authority and cultures of dissent -- Part IV. A contested revolution and the rise of the Islamic Republic -- The making of the Islamic Revolution (1977-1979) -- The guardian jurist and his advocates -- Consolidation of the Islamic Republic (1979-1984) -- Facing the foe: the hostage crisis, the Iraq-Iran War, and the aftermath (1979-1989) -- Society and culture under the Islamic Republic
Control code
ocn971223468
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 979 pages, 32 unnumbered pages plates
Isbn
9780300112542
Lccn
2017942532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Iran : a modern history, Abbas Amanat
Publication
Copyright
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
Part I. A Shi'i empire -- Shi'ism and the Safavid Revolution (1501-1588) -- The age of 'Abbas I and the shaping of the Safavid Empire (1588-1666) -- The demise of the Safavid Order and the Unhappy Interregnums (1666-1797) -- Part II. Reshaping of the guarded domains -- The making of the Qajar Era (1797-1852) -- Naser al-Din Shah and maintaining a fragile balance (1848-1896) -- The constitutional revolution: road to a plural modernity (1905-1911) -- Part III. A nation recast -- The Great War and the rise of Reza Khan (1914-1925) -- Reza Shah and the Pahlavi Order (1925-1941) -- Chaotic democracy, oil nationalization, and denied hopes (1941-1953) -- The White Revolution and its opponents (1953-1963) -- Development, disarray, and discontent (1963-1977) -- Cultures of authority and cultures of dissent -- Part IV. A contested revolution and the rise of the Islamic Republic -- The making of the Islamic Revolution (1977-1979) -- The guardian jurist and his advocates -- Consolidation of the Islamic Republic (1979-1984) -- Facing the foe: the hostage crisis, the Iraq-Iran War, and the aftermath (1979-1989) -- Society and culture under the Islamic Republic
Control code
ocn971223468
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 979 pages, 32 unnumbered pages plates
Isbn
9780300112542
Lccn
2017942532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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