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By Ervand Abrahamian

In a reappraisal of Iran's sleek background, Ervand Abrahamian lines its irritating trip around the 20th century, in the course of the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the guideline of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the start of the Islamic Republic. within the intervening years, the rustic has skilled a sour warfare with Iraq, the transformation of society below the clergy and, extra lately, the growth of the country and the fight for strength among the outdated elites, the intelligentsia and the industrial heart classification. the writer is a compassionate expositor. whereas he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's neighborhood and foreign politics, on the center of his publication are the folk of Iran. it truly is to them and their resilience that this e-book is devoted, as Iran emerges at first of the twenty-first century as some of the most robust states within the heart East.

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