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Understanding Iran : everything you need to know, from Persia to the Islamic Republic, from Cyrus to Khamenei / William R. Polk
Book | St. Martin's Griffin | 2016 | First revised paperback edition.
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Edition
First revised paperback edition.
Description
xxxi, 253 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Note
"New introduction and afterword"--Cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-243) and index.
Summary
A historical account of Iran and the evolution of the Persian culture, predicting its eventual cultural and military dominance in the Middle East, while illuminating factors commonly misunderstood by the West, including the oppression of its citizens and their negative regard of Western policy.
Contents
Becoming Iranian -- Being Iranian -- Shahs, Ulama and Western powers -- From political revolution through social revolution to violent revolution -- The revolutionary regime -- The United States and Iran today.
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023010343X (paperback) :
9780230103436 (paperback) :
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