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Iran : a beginner's guide

By: Katouzian, Homa

Part of the Beginner's Guides series
178074272X / 9781780742724
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20 cm xxii, 248 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has been locked in conflict with the United States and Europe.

Personified in the West by a series of bogeymen from Ayatollah Khomeini to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity, forged by a vibrant and chaotic history. Revealing the country's true face, acclaimed expert Homa Katouzian delves deep into Iran's past, exploring how an ancient civilization at a crossroads of diverse dynasties and religions grew to become an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally rich nation.

Centuries of arbitrary rule and revolution - from the first Persian empires to the Green Movement - are brought to life as Katouzian offers fresh insight into this fascinating country.

Asking where its future may lie post-Arab Spring, this is the perfect primer for understanding a country characterized by constant flux and controversy.


1FBN Iran, HBJF1 Middle Eastern history

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