Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos

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Springer, Nov 26, 2005 - Political Science - 203 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Land and People
5
2 From Empire to Nation
11
Decline and Tumult 17861921
31
4 A New Order 19211953
51
5 Modernizing Iran 19531978
69
6 Revolution and War 19781988
87
7 The Second Islamic Republic 19892005
115
8 Foreign Relations under Khatami
139
9 Summary and Prospects
159
Notes
163
Index
197
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Patrick Clawson is Deputy Director of Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and senior editor of Middle East Quarterly.

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