Muhammad Musaddiq was the first of the great charismatic anti-colonial campaigners of the post-war world. As Prime Minister of Iran between 1951 and 1953 he nationalised the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, led the nation's defiant attempt to run its oil industry independently during an economic blockade and attempted to run its oil industry independently during an economic blockade and attempted to strengthen the role of parliament in Iran.
Homa Katouzian is a specialist and writer on Iran. His many publications include 'The Political Economy of Iran'.
1. From Mirza Mohammad to Dr Musaddiq al-Saitaneh (1882-1914) 2. Academic, administrator and politician 3.Opposition and isolation (1924-41) 4 Occupation and interregnum 5 The first deputy 6. The supplemental agreement and the National front 7 The Popular Movement and oil nationalization 8. Khalil Nialek and the theory of the Popular Movement of Iran 9 Mussaddiq's first Government (May 1951-July 1952) 10 Musaddiq's second government (August 1952-August 1953) 11 The oil dispute and non-oil economics 12 Religion and rift in the Movement 13 The ways and means of overthrowing Musaddiq 14 Musaddiq's trials 15 The Popular Movement after the coup 16 The failure of the Second National Front 17 Musaddiq and the Third National Front 18 The Movement and the man Notes