Turban for the Crown The Islamic Revolution in Iran

ISBN-10: 0195042581
ISBN-13: 9780195042580
Edition: 1988
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Description: This comprehensive history of the Iranian Revolution views it in the context of an ongoing conflict between religious and political authorities dating back to the establishment of Shi'ism as the state religion of Iran in 1501. The historical context  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This comprehensive history of the Iranian Revolution views it in the context of an ongoing conflict between religious and political authorities dating back to the establishment of Shi'ism as the state religion of Iran in 1501. The historical context is seen as being critical in understanding the staying power of Khomeini's regime and its ruthless elimination of internal opposition to the Islamic Republic.The significance of the appearance of widespread popular discontent, the ideological differences among the ruling clergy, and the issue of Khomeini's succession are also considered, and the book concludes with a comparison between the Iranian Revolution and other famous historical revolutions.

Chronology of Significant Events in Iranian History Since 1500
Introduction
Rise of the Modern State and the Transformation of Society
Religion, Government, and the Social Structure in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Establishment of Religious Uniformity and Consolidation of Shi'ite Clerical Power in Iran
Collapse of the Safavid State and Tribal Domination of Urban Society in the Eighteenth Century
The Qajar Government and the Social Structure of Iran in the Nineteenth Century
Emergence of the Modern Idea of the State and Failure of Centralizing Reforms
The Constitutional Revolution: 1905-1911
Revolution and Parliamentary Democracy: April 1905-June 1908
Constitutional Reforms of the State: 1907-December 1911
Traditionalist Counterrevolution and Tribal Civil War: 1908-March 1912
Compromises in the Constitutional Revolution
Formation of the Modern Bureaucratic State in the Twentieth Century
Modernization of the State Under Reza Shah
Impact of the State on Iranian Society
Mohammed Reza Shah's "White Revolution" and Its Consequences
Shi'ism Versus Statism
Sources of Conflict Between the State and Hierocracy
Confrontations with the State During the Constitutional Revolution
The Era of Pahlavi Modernization
From Temporal to Theocratic Absolutism
Khomeini and the Islamic Revolutionary Movement
The Resurgence of Islam
Revolutionary Politicization of the Islamic Movement
Charismatic Leadership and Revolutionary Traditionalism
The Revolution of February 1979
The Myth of the Islamic Revolution
The Revolutionary Alignment of Social Classes
The New Middle Class and the Revolution
Paralysis and Collapse of the State
The Armed Forces and the Revolution
The United States and the Iranian Revolution
Revolutionary Iran: February 1979-December 1982
Disintegration of the Pahlavi Regime and Establishment of Dual Power
The Clerical Coup d'Etat of November 1979
Termination of Dual Power and Direct Clerical Takeover of the State
Consolidation of Islamic Theocracy
Principles of Legitimacy of Theocratic Government and the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Elimination of Opposition and Normalization
Distinctive Institutions of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Continuities Between Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Iran
Reflections on the Islamic Revolution
The Revolutionary Transformation of Shi'ism
Transformation of the Shi'ite Theory of Authority
Transformation of the Shi'ite Law
Significance of the Islamic Revolution: A Comparative Perspective
Causes and Preconditions of the Islamic Revolution
Teleology of the Islamic Revolution
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Glossary of Persian and Arabic Terms
References
Index

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