Iran: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

Iran: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

By: Homa Katouzian (author)Paperback

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Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has been locked in conflict with the United States and Europe. Personified in the West by a series of bogeymen from Ayatollah Khomeini to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity, forged by a vibrant and chaotic history. Revealing the country's true face, acclaimed expert Homa Katouzian delves deep into Iran's past, exploring how an ancient civilization at a crossroads of diverse dynasties and religions grew to become an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally rich nation. Centuries of arbitrary rule and revolution - from the first Persian empires to the Green Movement - are brought to life as Katouzian offers fresh insight into this fascinating country. Asking where its future may lie post-Arab Spring, this is the perfect primer for understanding a country characterized by constant flux and controversy.

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About Author

Homa Katouzian is Research Fellow at the Iran Heritage Foundation at St Antony's College, and the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. He is the author of The Persians: Ancient, Mediaeval And Modern Iran and Iran: Politics, History And Literature, and editorof the journal Iranian Studies.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781780742724
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781780742724
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 178074272X

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