Iran : A Modern History

Iran : A Modern History

Description

A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009

This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic Republic.

Abbas Amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches, exploring events with lasting implications for modern Iran and the world. Drawing on diverse historical scholarship and emphasizing the twentieth century, he addresses debates about Iran's culture and politics. Political history is the driving narrative force, given impetus by Amanat's decades of research and study. He layers the book with discussions of literature, music, and the arts; ideology and religion; economy and society; and cultural identity and heritage.


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Details

Author(s)
Abbas Amanat
Format
Hardback | 1000 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 62mm | 1,551g
Publication date
01 Jan 2018
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
56 color + 163 b-w illus.
ISBN10
0300112548
ISBN13
9780300112542
Bestsellers rank
109,187