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Title:
State and society in Iran : the eclipse of the Qajars and the emergence of the Pahlavis
Author:
Katouzian, Homa.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : I. B. Tauris ; New York : In U.S. and Canada distribured by St. Martin's Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 351 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Seeking to explain the background to Iran's almost continuous adherence to one party rule, Homa Katouzian offers a theoretical framework for the study of the country's history. His approach provides insights into the present situation in the country.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781860643590
Format :
Book

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Iran was the first country of the Middle East to experience (in 1905-1906) a popular revolution that demanded the rule of law and parliamentary government. Seeking to explain this pattern, Katouzian offers a theoretical framework for the study of Iranian history, state, and society which is then applied to social and political developments from the Constitutional Revolution to the fall of the Qajar state.


Author Notes

Homa Katouzian is Associate Member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford and Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter.


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Choice Review

This book is an excellent review and analysis of political forces in Iran and the world that shaped the turbulent history of that ancient land during the course of the 20th century. A cycle of arbitrary rule through almost a whole century has led to chaos, resulting in a further period of arbitrary rule, degenerating once more into chaos. Katouzian (Oxford Univ.) brilliantly guides the reader through this turbulent era of Iranian history, from the assassination of Nasir ad-Din Shah in 1896 to the takeover by the Ayatollahs in the 1980s. He not only thoroughly examined many relevant Iranian sources but also consulted many of the recently declassified British documents and archival materials, bringing to light a number of unpublished diaries of both Iranian and English personalities who played significant roles in Iran's great drama. Katouzian's account of the 1921 coup is the most comprehensive and objective explanation, in either English or Persian, of that momentous event, which led to the rise of the new Pahlavi dynasty. This book should be "must" reading for any one who is interested in the modern history of Iran and would like to be exposed to an accurate account of it. Upper-division undergraduates and above. N. Rassekh; Lewis and Clark College


Table of Contents

List of Plates
Foreword
new IntroductionJohn Simpson
Cyprus
Jordan
Lebanon
Confo
London
East Africa
Vietnam
Lebanon Revisited
Washington
Moscow
Afghanistan
Bibliography
Index

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