From Persian Empire to Islamic Iran : a history of nationalism in the Middle East

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Full title: From Persian Empire to Islamic Iran : a history of nationalism in the Middle East / Parviz S. Towfighi ; with a foreword by Shah Mahmoud Hanifi.
Main author: Towfighi, Parviz S.
Format: Book           


Summary: The study covers selected periods in fourteen centuries of Iranian history including the efforts by the Pahlavis to establish a national identity for Iranians based on the ancient imperial history of Iran and by negating the country's Islamic connection. The research takes a fresh look at the basic principles as well as the style of governance by Mossadeq, his secular nationalism, his strong belief in democratic ideals, his temporary alliance with religious elements, and ultimate failure of his efforts. The work follows the paths of development of ideas and movements, secular and religious, leading to the Islamic revolution and the rise of Khomeini as the undisputed leader of the movement. It also covers the development of the concept of Islamic government, its historical and religious precedents, its structure, and the institutional apparatus that keeps the system together.
Language: English
Published: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
Classmark: NT955 /986576
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780773447790
0773447792