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History of Iran Empire of the Mind

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ISBN-10: 0465008887

ISBN-13: 9780465008889

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael Axworthy

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Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. Iran7;s religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic Shi7;a Muslim clerics in the world, and yet its poetry insistently dwells on the joys of life-wine, beauty, sex. Iranian women are subject to one of the most restrictive dress codes in the Islamic world, but make up nearly 60 percent of the university student population. In A History of Iran, a leading expert on Iran chronicles the rich history of this complex nation from the Achaemenid Empire of sixth century B.C. to the present-day Islamic Republic. In accessible prose, Michael…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Origins: Zoroaster, the Achaemenids, and the Greeks
The Iranian Revival: Parthians and Sassanids
Islam and Invasions: The Arabs, Turks, and Mongols - The Iranian Reconquest of Islam, the Sufis, and the Poets
Shi'ism and the Safavids
The Fall of the Safavids, Nader Shah, the Eighteenth-Century Interregnum, and the Early Years of the Qajar Dynasty
The Crisis of the Qajar Monarchy, the Revolution of 1905-1911, and the Accession of the Pahlavi Dynasty
The Pahlavis and the Revolution of 1979
Iran Since the Revolution: Islamic Revival, War, and Confrontation
From Khatami to Ahmadinejad, and the Iranian Predicament
Notes
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Index