Modern Iran

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Routledge, Feb 28, 2011 - Reference - 234 pages
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This volume shows the progress and achievements of Iran up to the 1940s within the setting of her ancient history and her strategic position in the world today. The author discusses Iran's vital position as the dividing line between the East and the West and how Iran drew from and contributed to both these cultures, without losing her own individuality. It is this cultural influence, the author argues, rather than any political strength that has enabled her to survive. Much of the information is taken from sources not available in English or any other language other than Persian.

 

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Contents

NOTE
2
THE COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE
3
THE CLASSICAL AGE
16
THE RISE AND DECLINE OF ISLAM
31
IRAN UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE WEST
56
THE REGIME OF REZA SHAH PAHLAVI
68
ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS
82
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRESS
119
FOREIGN RELATIONS
154
IRANS PLACE IN THE WORLD
174
APPENDICES
195
BIBLIOGRAPHY
229
INDEX
231
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Dr. David Mould is Professor Emeritus of Media Arts & Studies at Ohio University (U.S.A), a freelance journalist, and international media trainer. His background is in European, 19thcentury American, and documentary film history. His research has focused on media in conflict from the First World War to the late 20thcentury and on post-Soviet media in Central Asia. Brought up in Britain, he worked as a newspaper reporter and television news producer before moving to the United States. He is the author of three books and articles for publications such as Times Higher Education and The Christian Science Monitor.

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