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Cambridge Core – Middle East Studies – A History of Modern Iran – by Ervand Abrahamian. In a radical reappraisal of Iran’s modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of oil. In a reappraisal of Iran’s modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of.

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The governments failure in the erena of public health or indeed the lack of one may have been enriched by drawing attention to the number of six hospitals in Tehran, which almost none of those was build by the First Mocern. The effects were profound. The author describes this bloodbath in the text pp.

A History of Modern Iran

The section of the avrahamian dealing with the Reza shah’s region does not provide much new information for those who are familiar with the era, however one maybe pleasantly surprised by the author’s encounter of the public health in Iran in ‘s. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: While he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country’s regional and international politics, at the heart of his book are the people kf Iran.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Ervand Abrahamian is a historian of great stature who straightforwardly interprets the fact without forcing one’s subjective opinion down the throat of the reader, as some historian like Sepehr ZabihChosrow Chaquri or even a less of a historean like Abbas Millani do.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. Book titles OR Journal titles. Nor is he afraid to call things by their right name. Muhammad Reza Shah’s white revolution; 6. Looking for beautiful books?

A political whos whoofmodern Iran. Reform, revolution, and the Great War; 3.

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How did we get to where we are today? Life expectancy went from 30 years to 70; enrollment in state schools went from 7, to 19 million; and enrollment in universities went from zero to 1.

The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colorful individuals. Middle Eastern History 20th Century History: The Nationalist interregnum ; 5.

C To C 21st Histroy History: His predilection for social analysis and class studies provides an original prism through which the reader gains fresh insights into the drama of the drawn-out conflict between traditional vested interests and growing state power. The author shows p.

He does not hesitate to deal with some of the most sensitive and emotional issues in modern Iranian history: These section on the so called White Revolution and the Islamic Republic, are as always informative, well written and documented.

Check out the anrahamian books of the year on our page Best Books of In all the uncertainties surrounding these events, he maintains the highest standards of scholarship and avoids the conspiracy theory, the scapegoat theory, or the demonization of this or that figure.


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The main developments under the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties and under the Islamic Republic, the important role of Shiism in Iran’s history, the origins of modernization, the quest for abbrahamian reform at various junctures, popular participation in the revolutions of and Abrahamian covers all this and much, much more. The story also includes a cast of strong-willed and colourful individuals.

Drawing on a lifetime of research and writing, Abrahamian has produced a book that successfully combines erudition and original scholarship with accessibility. He seeks out the most likely and most straightforward explanation of events.

The iron fist of Reza Shah; 4. Beyond that advantage, the reader will find great pleasure in just dipping into sections at random and finding passages like the following: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.