A HISTORY OF MODERN IRAN ABRAHAMIAN PDF

Cambridge Core – Middle East Studies – A History of Modern Iran – by Ervand Abrahamian. In a radical reappraisal of Iran’s modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of oil. In a reappraisal of Iran’s modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of.

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Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press, How did we get to where we are today? In doing so, he has produced a scholarly, readable, and engaging study of the last century of Iranian history.

Those readers familiar with Dr. They will not be disappointed.

The waves of progress that had engulfed much of Europe in the 19 historg century — in technology, industry, transport, science, mass literacy, medicine, education, nationalism, democracy, etc. The 20 th century was a different story, and Iran took the full force of changes elsewhere. The effects were profound. The author shows p. Life expectancy went from 30 years to 70; enrollment in state schools went from 7, to 19 million; and enrollment in universities went from zero to 1.

Professor Abrahamian is above modedn a serious researcher. But he combines his scholarship with a deep concern for the fate of ordinary human beings trapped iraan events beyond their control.

He cares a great deal about Iran and the often tragic history of its people. Nor is he afraid to call things by their right name.

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The author describes this bloodbath in the text pp. He does not hesitate to deal with some of the most sensitive and emotional issues in modern Iranian history: In all the uncertainties surrounding these events, he maintains the highest standards of scholarship and avoids the conspiracy theory, the scapegoat theory, or the demonization of this or that figure.

He seeks out the most likely and most straightforward explanation of events.

It provides a valuable and dramatic account of a century of Iranian turmoil, violence, and intrigue. The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colorful individuals.

Beyond that advantage, the reader will find great pleasure in just dipping into sections at random and finding passages like the following:. Every Nowruz, [Muhammad Reza] Shah held grand audience in the royal palace with the leading dignitaries bowing before him and holding hands over their private parts — a gesture which to some was reminiscent of the days when ministers were household slaves and as such could be castrated by their royal masters.

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A History of Modern Iran

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The Middle East Journal. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Beyond that advantage, the reader will find great pleasure in just dipping into sections at random and finding passages like the following: Every Nowruz, [Muhammad Reza] Shah held grand audience in the royal palace with the leading dignitaries bowing before him and holding hands over their private parts — a gesture which to some was reminiscent of the days when ministers were household slaves and as such could be castrated by their royal masters p.

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