A Modern History

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Ranked #79 in Modern History

This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense, but an ambitious exploration of the nation that offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by trends and currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. Abbas Amanat covers the dynasties, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and new Islamic regime of this complex period in history.

Amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches, exploring events with lasting implications for modern Iran and the world. Drawing on the latest historical scholarship and...

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Paul Lay This book reflects a lifetime’s learning: Amanat is one of the leading scholars of Iran. The book is a challenge—it requires a great deal of effort. It’s not beach reading. But it’s a really invaluable survey. (Source)

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