Iran's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook (Google eBook)

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Massoume Price
ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 376 pages
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From ancient civilizations of 3000 B.C. to the election of President Mohammad Khatami five millennia later, Iran's history is a rich palette of conquests, invasions, occupations, and revolutions. "Iran's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook" documents for the first time the major ethnic groups that emerged during each era and traces their evolution to the present day.

Written by a social anthropologist educated in Iran and England, this analysis presents vital statistics on the Persians, Kurds, Turks, Lurs, Assyrians, Arabs, and other pastoral and urban groups of Iran, highlighting their differing languages, religions, cultural practices, political agendas, and current problems. The settling of nomadic tribes, the unveiling of women, the Islamic Revolution, OPEC, Soviet intervention, Kurdish oppression--these and other contentious topics are all examined with respect to their impact on Iran's ethnic entities.

  

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Contents

A Reference Sourcebook 1 Land and Early History
1
A Reference Sourcebook 2 Islamic Conquest
35
A Reference Sourcebook 3 The Rise of Shii Islam
65
A Reference Sourcebook 4 Modernization and National Identity
93
A Reference Sourcebook 5 TwentiethCentury Iran
117
A Reference Sourcebook 6 Reform and CounterReform
135
A Reference Sourcebook 7 A New Nation in the Making
167
A Reference Sourcebook 8 Tribes and the State
195
A Reference Sourcebook 9 Great Expectations
227
A Reference Sourcebook 10 Ethnicity versus Nationality
251
A Reference Sourcebook 11 Backlash
279
A Reference Sourcebook Appendix A Chronology and Origin of the Ruling Groups
345
A Reference Sourcebook Appendix B Ethnic Groups
347
A Reference Sourcebook Appendix C NonMuslim Religious Minorities
349
A Reference Sourcebook Index
351
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