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The History of Iran (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)

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Publisher Comments:

Iran is a vast country with a storied, ancient past, a great diversity of cultures and ethnicities, and a location in arguably the most unstable area of the world. Iran's history over the last two centuries—developing as a modern nation-state, freeing itself from foreign domination, and asserting its influence in both the region and the world—has been particularly fascinating.

This title gives an overview of Iranian history written for a general audience. It is intended to acquaint readers with the important events and personalities that have shaped that long history. In this second edition of The History of Iran, the author has thoroughly revised the original content and has added two new chapters, one of which is dedicated to Iran in the 21st century. Particular attention is paid to explaining the forces that led to the revolution of 1979 and the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as the controversies of its domestic and foreign policies.

Book News Annotation:

Daniel, a recently retired professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern history at University of Hawaii, provides an accessible history of the last several thousand years of the region now called Iran. The organization of the book is part-thematic and part-chronological. The first chapter presents an overview of "the land and people of Iran" and then in the second chapter begins the chronological account in prehistoric Iran. The earlier material is more sparse than the latter, covering thousands of years in the first few chapters, while the remaining eight chapters focus on the last five-hundred years clear up to the 21st century. The history is also explicitly organized around political struggle and the boundaries between eras of rule. The books is intended for a general audience and forgoes rigorous citation, but does include a bibliography. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This comprehensive survey of Iran's historical development covers everything from its origins in ancient empires to its status as a modern nation-state.

Synopsis:

• This recently updated second edition covers the entirety of Iranian history up to the present day, including recent political and social developments

• Examines the important role Iran has played—and continues to play—in regional and world affairs

• Provides general readers with the essential background for understanding the complex issues driving contemporary events in Iran

• An understanding of Iran's political and economic role in the global community is critical for all American citizens

Synopsis:

• Provides a chronological survey of key events in Iranian history up to the present day

• An annotated bibliography surveys historical literature on Iran, including web resources

Synopsis:

Iran, also known as Persia, has over 2500 years of history. It is one of the world's first truly multicultural empires, and modern-day Iran is based upon one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations. Today, Iran is populated by over 74 million residents, and 10 percent of the world's oil reserves are within its borders.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313375095
Author:
Daniel, Elton L.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Author:
Daniel, Elton
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11
Pages:
332

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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Product details 332 pages Greenwood - English 9780313375095 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive survey of Iran's historical development covers everything from its origins in ancient empires to its status as a modern nation-state.
"Synopsis" by , • This recently updated second edition covers the entirety of Iranian history up to the present day, including recent political and social developments

• Examines the important role Iran has played—and continues to play—in regional and world affairs

• Provides general readers with the essential background for understanding the complex issues driving contemporary events in Iran

• An understanding of Iran's political and economic role in the global community is critical for all American citizens

"Synopsis" by , • Provides a chronological survey of key events in Iranian history up to the present day

• An annotated bibliography surveys historical literature on Iran, including web resources

"Synopsis" by ,

Iran, also known as Persia, has over 2500 years of history. It is one of the world's first truly multicultural empires, and modern-day Iran is based upon one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations. Today, Iran is populated by over 74 million residents, and 10 percent of the world's oil reserves are within its borders.

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