The History of Iran (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - History - 299 pages
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With almost three thousand years of history, Iran is home to one of the world's richest and most complex cultures. Yet to the average American the name Iran probably conjures up an image of a remote and upstart country inhabited by a people whose religious fanaticism is matched only by the intensity of their disdain for the United States and its values, who speak an obscure tongue called Farsi, and whose identity is not clearly distinguished from that of their Arab neighbors. This work offers an objective and engagingly written portrait of the Iranian people and their complex history from the perspective of one of the world's foremost experts on the country. It is ideal for student use and for the interested reader.
  

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Contents

The Land and People of Iran
1
Ancient Iran
21
From the Parthians to the Mongols
51
Early Modern Iran
81
From the Zand to the Qajars
97
The Forging of the NationState
115
MohammadReza Shah
143
Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution
175
The Khomeini Era
197
The Era of Reconstruction
219
Contemporary Iran
239
Notable People in the History of Iran
263
Glossary
269
Bibliographic Essay
275
Index
283
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About the author (2001)

ELTON L. DANIEL is Professor of History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and serves as Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia Iranica at Columbia University.

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