Modern Iran

ISBN-10: 1405840846

ISBN-13: 9781405840842

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Ali M. Ansari
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298

Acknowledgements
Glossary
Chronology of Modern Iran
Map
Introduction
Reform and reaction
The Constitutional Revolution
Social structures
International integration
Weapons of the weak
Analysing Iranian political structures
The emergence of social forces
Nationalism
A revolutionary century
Reza Khan and the Establishment of the Pahlavi State
Iran in the aftermath of the Constitutional Revolution
The coup of February 1921
Britain and the coup of 1921
The consolidation of power and the imposition of a new order
Nationalism and the myth of the saviour
Domination of the Majlis and civilian reforms
The 'Republican' intermezzo
Reza Shah: Modernisation and Tradition, 1926-41
The invention of tradition
The continuation of reform: nationalism and modernisation
Institutionalising the dynasty: the politics of dynastic nationalism
The fall
An assessment
Political Pluralism and the Ascendancy of Nationalism, 1941-53
The levels of political awareness
The mass media
The radio
The limits of plurality
The dominance of nationalism
Fragmentation: challenges to the Pahlavi state: the Allied Occupation
The tribal revolts
The separatist movements in Azerbaijan and Kurdistan
Contested 'nationalisms'
The young Shah and the development of dynastic nationalism
Dr Mohammad Mosaddeq and the oil nationalisation crisis
Towards oil nationalisation
The premiership of Dr Mohammad Mosaddeq, 1951-53
The Consolidation of Power, 1953-60
A changing society
The return of the Shah
The politics of consolidation
The 'Mosaddeq myth'
Ebtehaj and economic development
Cultivating the military: Iran and the Cold War
The Shah ascendant
A fragile royal dominance
The 'White Revolution'
The roots of the 'White Revolution'
Social and economic developments
Amini and the launch of a 'white revolution'
The Shah and the 'White Revolution'
Towards the Great Civilisation
The crest of the wave
The international statesman
Domestic tensions
The 'Emperor of Oil'
Democratic centralism: the Rastakhiz (Resurrection) Party
The myth of imperial authority: the apogee of sacral kingship
Towards the Great Civilisation
Revolution, War and 'Islamic Republic'
The political framework
Reality bites: the fall of the Shah
The triumph of the revolution: the premiership of Bazargan
War
The social and political consequences of the war
Rafsanjani and the ascendancy of the mercantile bourgeoisie
The Islamic Republic defined
The Khatami Presidency
Khatami's first administration
9/11 and its consequences
Conclusion: A Century of Reform and Revolution
Guide to Further Research
Archival sources in Iran
Select Bibliography
Documentary sources (Persian)
Documentary sources (English)
Newspapers and journals (Persian)
Newspapers and journals (English)
Secondary sources (Persian)
Secondary sources (English)
Index
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