Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos
Exploring continuities and changes, this book provides the historical backdrop crucial to understanding how Iranian pride and sense of victimization combine to make its politics contentious and potentially dangerous.
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1 Land and People
2 From Empire to Nation
Decline and Tumult 17861921
4 A New Order 19211953
5 Modernizing Iran 19531978
6 Revolution and War 19781988
Abbas Abbasid Achaemenid Afghanistan American Arab army Ayatollah Azerbaijan Azeri Baghdad Baha’i became bomb border British Bushehr Cambridge central cities clergy clerical Constitutional Revolution country’s cultural decade Despite Development East Policy economic elections Empire European faction forces Guardian Council hardliners Human Rights Hussein I.B. Tauris International Iran–Iraq War Iran’s Iran’s Nuclear Iranian government Iranian revolution Iraq Iraqi Islamic Republic Islamic Revolution Khamene’i Khan Khatami Khomeini Kurdish Kurds land Mahabad Majlis Middle East military million missile Modern Iran Mongol mosques Muhammad Musaddiq Muslim Nasir al-Din Shah nationalist nineteenth nuclear program nuclear weapons officials Ottoman Pahlavi Patrick Clawson People’s Mojahedin percent Persian political popular population President prime minister protests Qajar Rafsanjani reform regime religious remained Revolutionary Guards Reza Shah rule Russian Saddam Safavid shah’s Shi’a Shi’ism social Supreme Leader Tabriz Tehran traditional U.S. government United University Press uranium Washington Institute Western World York