A History of Modern Iran Since 1921

by Ali Ansari (Author)

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Straddled between the world's two major energy basins, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, and possessing a rich reservoir of hydrocarbon resources as well as diverse minerals, Iran has always been economically significant. The Islamic Revolution thrust the country back onto the political centre-stage, and dramatically altered relations between Iran and the West.This book looks at these developments within a historical context. It charts how Iran sought to respond to the challenge of the West through reform and revolution, and to reverse the decline of the previous century with an ambitious programme of development. Combining detailed historical narrative with comprehensive analysis and explanation, Ali Ansari presents a new interpretation of the complex cultural polity that is modern Iran.

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Category History, Sociology,
Language English
Format Paperback
Pages 288
Publisher Longman
Publication Date 2003
Edition First
ISBN 582356857

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A History of Modern Iran Since 1921

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