Iranian Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century
Buy it from $28.98
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: Since the middle of the nineteenth century, Iranian intellectuals have been preoccupied by issues of political and social reform, Iran' relation with the modern West, and autocracy, or arbitrary rule. Drawing from a close reading of a broad array of primary sources, this book offers a thematic account of the Iranian intelligentsia from the Constitutional movement of 1905 to the post-1979 revolution. Ali Gheissari shows how in Iran, as in many other countries, intellectuals have been the prime mediators between the forces of tradition and modernity and have contributed significantly to the formation of the modern Iranian self image. His analysis of intellectuals' response to a number of fundamental questions, such as nationalism, identity, and the relation between Islam and modern politics, sheds new light on the factors that led to the Iranian Revolutionthe twentieth century' first major departure from Western political idealsand helps explain the complexities surrounding the reception of Western ideologies in the Middle East.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Note on Transliteration and Dates|
|List of Bibliographic Abbreviations|
|Introduction: Modern Intellectualism in Iran|
|Intellectuals in the Constitutional Period|
|Intellectuals and State Nationalism, 1921-1941|
|Politics and Literature, 1941-1953|
|Critique of Westernism and Debates over Modernity|