Synopses & Reviews
In this updated edition of Nikki Keddieand#8217;s Modern Iranand#151;itself a substantially revised and expanded version of her classic work Roots of Revolutionand#151;theand#160; author provides a new preface and a fully annotated and indexed epilogue, reviewing recent developments in Iran since 2003.and#160;Keddie provides insightful commentary on Iranand#8217;s nuclear and foreign policy, its relations with the United Nations and the United States, increasing conservative and hard-line tendencies in the government, and recent developments in the economy, cultural and intellectual life, and human rights.
Reviews of the 2003 edition:
and#160;and#147;[An] essential book for oneand#8217;s working library.and#8221;and#151;L. Carl Brown, Foreign Affairs
and#147;Shifting her historical focus from the roots of the Iranian revolution to its consequences, Nikki Keddie has expanded her original classic to include a sharply probing and perceptive guide to more than two decades of tumultuous developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran.and#8221;and#151;Gary Sick
"Keddie has a strong grasp of historical material. She displays a characteristically impressive capacity for compression and consolidation of recent historical research."--Shaul Bakhash, New York Review of Books
This title brings the story of modern Iran to the 21st century, exploring the political, cultural, and social changes of the past quarter century. Keddie provides insightful commentary on the Iran-Iraq war, the Persian Gulf War, and the effects of 9/11 and Iran's strategic relationship with the US.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -366) and index.
About the Author
Nikki R. Keddie is professor emerita of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was awarded the 2004 Balzan Prize for works on the Islamic world.
Table of Contents
Religion and society to 1800 -- Foundations of nineteenth-century Iran -- Continuity and change under the Qajars : 1796-1890 -- Protest and revolution : 1890-1914 -- War and Reza Shah : 1914-1941 -- World War II and Mosaddeq : 1941-1953 -- Royal dictatorship : 1953-1977 -- Modern Iranian political thought -- The revolution -- Politics and economics under Khomeini : 1979-1989 -- Politics and economics in post-Khomeini Iran -- Society, gender, culture, and intellectual life -- Conclusion.