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The Iranians explores Iran in the context of its old and complex culture, for throughout its history Iran has struggled with two warring identities-one evolving from the values, social organization, and arts of ancient Persia, the other from Islam. By examining the relationship between these two identities, The Iranians explains how the revolution of 1979 came about, why the Islamic Republic has failed, and how Iran today is on the brink of chaos. In this defining portrait of a troubled nation and the forces that shape it, Iranian history and religion become accessible to the nonspecialist. Combining impeccable scholarship with the human insight of firsthand observations, The Iranians provides vital understanding of this unique and pivotal nation.

 

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Provides a portrait of the troubled nation of Iran and the complex religious, historical, political, and cultural forces--especially the dichotomy between Islam and the culture of ancient Persia--that continue to shape it.

Synopsis:

in this defining portrait of a troubled nation and the forces that shape it, Iranian history and religion becomes accessible to the nonspecialist. Combining impeccable scholarship with the human insight of firsthand observations, "The Iranians" provides vital understanding of this unique and pivotal nation.

About the Author

Sandra Mackey is a highly respected expert on Middle Eastern culture and politics who has reported for many periodicals, and has appeared on "Nightline," "ABC News with Peter Jennings," and NPR. She also served as a commentator for CNN on the Gulf War. She is the author of three previous books, including The Saudis and Passion and Politics: The Turbulent World of the Arabs. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Preface

Introduction

Part I

1. The Glory of Persia

2. The Invasion of Islam

3. God and State

Part II

4. The Faces of Authority: Father, King and Cleric

Part III

5. King and Nation: Iran's First Revolution

6. Reza Shah: To the Glory of the Nation

7. The Shah and the Prime Minister: Iran's Second Revolution

8. The Shah and the Ayatollah: Persia and Islam

9. The Persian Empire of Muhammad Reza Shah

Part IV

10. The Double Revolution

11. The Internal and External: Wars for the Iranian Nation

12. Islamic Government: Religion, Culture and Power

13. The Islamic Republic of Iran: The Failed Quest for Justice

Epilogue

Afterword to the Plume Edition

Endnotes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452275638
Epilogue:
Mackey, Sandra
Author:
Mackey, Sandra
Author:
Harrop, Scott
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Middle East - Iran
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
Iran Politics and government 20th century.
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.02x6.00x1.01 in. 1.08 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , in this defining portrait of a troubled nation and the forces that shape it, Iranian history and religion becomes accessible to the nonspecialist. Combining impeccable scholarship with the human insight of firsthand observations, "The Iranians" provides vital understanding of this unique and pivotal nation.
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