A History of Modern Iran

Author: Ervand Abrahamian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107198348

Category: History

Page: 250

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A succinct and highly readable narrative of modern Iran from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
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Im Rosengarten der Märtyrer

ein Portrait des Iran

Author: Christopher De Bellaigue

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406548079

Category:

Page: 340

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Kleine jüdische Geschichte

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621244

Category:

Page: 374

View: 3832

Klar, anschaulich und mit Blick für das Wesentliche erzählt Michael Brenner die wechselvolle Geschichte der Juden, die sich über 3000 Jahre und fünf Kontinente erstreckt. Der Holocaust, die Geschichte Israels und das amerikanische Judentum kommen ebenso zur Sprache wie die Anfänge in biblischer Zeit und die reichhaltigen Spuren, die eine über tausendjährige jüdische Präsenz in Europa hinterlassen hat. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).
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Die islamische Aufklärung

Der Konflikt zwischen Glaube und Vernunft

Author: Christopher de Bellaigue

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906467

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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»Erhellend, großartig geschrieben, ein Buch, das uns hilft, das Verständnis zwischen islamischer Welt und Moderne zu verstehen.« Yuval Noah Harari, Autor von »Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit« Die islamische Aufklärung hat längst stattgefunden. In einer fulminanten Erzählung demontiert Christopher de Bellaigue die oft selbstgefällige westliche Sicht auf die arabische Welt. Auch in Ägypten, im Iran und der Türkei gab es nach 1800 eine breite Bewegung für Freiheit, Gleichheit und Demokratie und für einen weltlichen Staat, für Frauenrechte und Gewerkschaften, freie Presse und die Abschaffung der Sklaverei. In atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit modernisierten sich die arabischen Gesellschaften. Doch die Gegenaufklärung folgte auf dem Fuß, mit autokratischen Regimen und fundamentalistischem Terror. De Bellaigue schildert den Kampf zwischen Glaube und Vernunft und um eine neue muslimische Identität. Eine reiche, überraschende Geschichte, eine radikal neue Sicht auf den modernen Islam. »Eine ausgesprochen originelle und informative Studie über die Zusammenstöße zwischen dem Islam und der Moderne in Istanbul, Kairo und Teheran während der letzten zweihundert Jahre.« Orhan Pamuk »Christopher de Bellaigue gehört seit Langem schon zu den einfallsreichsten und anregendsten Interpreten einiger von Angst und Vorurteil verstellter Realitäten. In ›Die islamische Aufklärung‹ seziert er den selbstgefälligen Gegensatz zwischen Islam und Moderne und enthüllt dabei eine faszinierende Welt: eine Welt, in der Menschen sich unter dem Druck der Geschichte ständig verändern, improvisieren und sich anpassen. Es ist genau das richtige Buch für unsere in Unordnung geratene Welt: zeitgemäß, dringlich und erhellend.« Pankaj Mishra »Zur rechten Zeit, tiefsinnig und provokativ.« Peter Frankopan
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Die frühen Christen

Von den Anfängen bis Konstantin

Author: Hartmut Leppin

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406725112

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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DAS frühe Christentum gab es in den ersten drei Jahrhunderten nach Jesu Tod nicht. Was es gab, war eine Vielzahl von Christentümern. Die Entwicklungen der Gemeinden und die Wege ihrer Mitglieder konnten kaum unterschiedlicher sein. Denn die frühen Christen rangen mit der Frage, wie ein wahrhaft christliches Leben aussehen könnte, und gelangten dabei zu verschiedenen Antworten. Unter diesen Bedingungen entstand eine Vielfalt von Glaubensvorstellungen und christlichen Werthaltungen, die unmittelbare Auswirkungen auf die Lebenspraxis des Einzelnen hatten. So erzählt dieses Buch von einer christlichen Welt jenseits von Dogmen und Konzilsbeschlüssen. Empfand man sich als Christ, als Jude – und wer war eigentlich ein Heide? Auf welche Autoritäten sollte man in einer Welt hören, die so reich an Irrwegen und Verführungen war? Wie sollte man für sich selbst und für seinen Nächsten sorgen, auf dass Gott ein Wohlgefallen daran fand? Und welcher Weg führte über all die irdischen Zwänge, denen man im Imperium Romanum kaum entgehen konnte, hinweg zum ewigen Heil? Der renommierte Frankfurter Althistoriker Hartmut Leppin ist diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen anhand zahlreicher Beispiele nachgegangen und entwirft in seinem ebenso spannenden wie differenzierten Buch ein lebendiges, farbiges und facettenreiches Bild der Frühzeit des Christentums.
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Iran

A Modern History

Author: Abbas Amanat

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300112548

Category: History

Page: 979

View: 9110

A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic Republic. Abbas Amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches, exploring events with lasting implications for modern Iran and the world. Drawing on diverse historical scholarship and emphasizing the twentieth century, he addresses debates about Iran's culture and politics. Political history is the driving narrative force, given impetus by Amanat's decades of research and study. He layers the book with discussions of literature, music, and the arts; ideology and religion; economy and society; and cultural identity and heritage.
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Desorientale

Roman

Author: Négar Djavadi

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406714544

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In ihrem fulminanten, komisch-tragischen, autobiographischen Debütroman erzählt Négar Djavadi aus der Sicht ihres Alter Egos Kimiâ Sadr die Geschichte ihrer Familie, die aus Iran stammt. Ein zweiter Erzählstrang betrifft Kimiâ selbst und ihre Schwangerschaft. Die klappt nur mit Hilfe der Medizin und der Mann dazu ist auch nur geliehen – Kimiâ liebt eher Frauen. In Teheran geboren und seit zehn Jahren im Pariser Exil, hat Kimiâ stets versucht, ihr Land, ihre Kultur, ihre Familie auf Abstand zu halten. Doch die Geister der Vergangenheit holen sie wieder ein, um in einem überwältigenden Bilderreigen die Geschichte der Familie Sadr in drei Generationen vor ihr abzuspulen: die Drangsale im Leben der Ahnen, ein Jahrzehnt der politischen Revolution, die Winkelgassen der Adoleszenz, berauschende Rockmusik, das schelmische Lächeln einer blonden Bassistin. Und dann gibt es, im dunklen Kern dieses atemberaubenden Romans über den Iran von gestern und das Frankreich von heute, noch eine furchtbare Geschichte zu erzählen
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The Politics of Writing in Iran

A History of Modern Persian Literature

Author: Kamran Talattof

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815628194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 9176

This study emphasizes the pattern of literary change in Iran, as it focuses on the relationship between the constructive elements of literary creativity, literary movement, ideology, and metaphorical language of modern Persian authors.
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Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Ronen Bergman

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641095158

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 4186

Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.
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Modern Iran

A History in Documents

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558766013

Category:

Page: 277

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The Coup

1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

Author: Ervand Abrahamian

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595588620

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9349

In August 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the swift overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next twenty-six years, the United States backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Iran’s oil wealth and became a key player in this volatile region. The blowback was almost inevitable, as this new and revealing history of the coup and its consequences shows. When the 1979 Iranian Revolution deposed the shah and replaced his puppet government with a radical Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the shift reverberated throughout the Middle East and the world, casting a long, dark shadow over U.S.-Iran relations that extends to the present day. In this authoritative new history of the coup and its aftermath, noted Iran scholar Ervand Abrahamian uncovers little-known documents that challenge conventional interpretations and also sheds new light on how the American role in the coup influenced U.S.-Iranian relations, both past and present. Drawing from the hitherto closed archives of British Petroleum, the Foreign Office, and the U.S. State Department, as well as from Iranian memoirs and published interviews, Abrahamian’s riveting account of this key historical event will change America’s understanding of a crucial turning point in modern U.S.-Iranian relations.
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Queer Sinister Things

The Hidden History of Iran

Author: Tomas B. Phillips

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557509297

Category: History

Page: 458

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Phillips delivers a refreshingly honest and deeply compelling narrative of the history of modern Iran. With the feel of a great historical novel, Philips pierces through the ideological biases which have shaped our understanding of the Middle East, Cold War and the Iranian people. On every page we witness the complexity of governing a developing nation torn internally by the demands of "liberal" constitutional republicans, radical Socialists and radical Islamists and externally between the opposing powers of East and West. In Queer Sinister Things, Phillips by-passes the version of events dominant in today's academic and media circles, relying instead on the stories provided by those who documented developments in and about Iran as they happened. This living history, highly recommended for students, educators, journalists, policy makers and lovers of history everywhere, will forever change your understanding of this ancient land and its people.
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The Political History of Modern Iran

From Tribalism to Theocracy

Author: Mehran Kamrava

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 177

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This book offers a concise and comprehensive examination of Iran's political history from the establishment of the Qajar dynasty in 1785 until the present. It focuses on both the historical evolution of Iranian political institutions as well as on the processes and phenomena to which these institutions have been exposed. Since politics do not occur within a culturally vacuous context, attention is also drawn to the dominant characteristics of Iran's political culture--from tribalism and religion to the cult of personality and political demagoguery--that have similarly shaped political life in Iran. Such characteristics have acquired added accent under the revolutionary regime of the Islamic Republic, although the revolution's gradual routinization has once again brought about a measure of political normalcy. Attention is drawn to the persistence of specific political dynamics that have proven to be particularly resilient throughout Iran's recent history. Throughout the reigns of the three regimes governing Iran since the eighteenth century--the Qajars, the Pahlavis, and the Islamic Republic--radically different from one another as they have been, the three themes of political autocracy, foreign intervention, and revolution have remained.
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Education and the Making of Modern Iran

Author: David Menashri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801426124

Category: Education

Page: 352

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To seek knowledge is an Islamic obligation, and religious schools traditionally disseminated the particulars of Islamic thought and culture in Iran. Early in the nineteenth century, however, the lure of modern military technology prompted Iranian leaders to seek Western scientific knowledge. Drawing on a wealth of original research, David Menashri traces the history of Iran's educational system from the departure of the first two Iranian students to Europe in 1811, through the founding of Tehran University in 1935, to the changes in educational policies enacted under the Ayatollah Khomeini. In so doing, Menashri chronicles the wider political and social history of the struggle for control of education between the ulama, or religious elite, and the state. Paying particular attention to the development of higher education, Menashri assesses the contribution--as well as the limitations--of educational reform in the making of modern Iran. He provides a rich account of the role of Iranians who had been educated abroad and reveals the ambivalence of custodians of power who wanted to import Western skills without Western ideas. Menashri reconstructs the dramatic conflicts and the enduring tensions between groups supporting the values of traditional culture and those promoting Western-oriented "progressive" education. The resulting educational system, he shows, bore fruit in widespread literacy but also contributed to the profound ideological split that led to the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. Historians of education, specialists in Middle Eastern studies, and others interested in contemporary Iran will want to read this penetrating book.
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Iranian History and Politics

The Dialectic of State and Society

Author: Homa Katouzian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134430957

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book contains the most detailed and comprehensive statement of Homa Katouzian's theory of arbitrary state and society in Iran, and its applications to Iranian history and politics, both modern and traditional. Every chapter is a study of its own specific topics while being firmly a part of the whole argument. The discussions include close comparisons with the history of Europe to demonstrate the diversities of the logic and sociology of Iranian history from their European counterparts. Being the first modern theory of Iranian history, it is highly regarded by Iranian historians and social scientists, especially as it has helped to resolve many of the anomalies resulting from the application of traditional theories.
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The Making of Modern Iran

State and Society under Riza Shah, 1921-1941

Author: Dr Stephanie Cronin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136026940

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 9737

This collection of essays, by a distinguished group of specialists, offers a new and exciting interpretation of Riza Shah's Iran. A period of key importance, the years between 1921-1941 have, until now, remained relatively neglected. Recently, however, there has been a marked revival of interest in the history of these two decades and this collection brings together some of the best of this recent new scholarship. Illustrating the diversity and complexity of interpretations to which contemporary scholarship has given rise, the collection looks at both the high politics of the new state and at 'history from below', examining some of the fierce controversies which have arisen surrounding such issues as the gender politics of the new regime, the nature of its nationalism, and its treatment of minorities.
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The Boundaries of Modern Iran

Author: Keith Mclachlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315399369

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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This book, first published in 1994, analyses the entire length of Iran’s international boundaries. It reviews the establishment, evolution and continuing contentions over Iranian frontier zones and boundary lines, from the creation of the Iranian nation state out of the diverse and dispersed areas of the Persian empire – a process that has given rise to many contemporary problems that spill over into dispute and conflict.
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Modern Iran

Roots and Results of Revolution

Author: Nikki R. Keddie,Yann Richard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300121056

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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In this updated edition of Nikki Keddie’s Modern Iran--itself a substantially revised and expanded version of her classic work Roots of Revolution--the author provides a new preface and a fully annotated and indexed epilogue, reviewing recent developments in Iran since 2003. Keddie provides insightful commentary on Iran’s nuclear and foreign policy, its relations with the United Nations and the United States, increasing conservative and hard-line tendencies in the government, and recent developments in the economy, cultural and intellectual life, and human rights. Reviews of the 2003 edition: "[An] essential book for one’s working library.”--L. Carl Brown, Foreign Affairs "Shifting her historical focus from the roots of the Iranian revolution to its consequences, Nikki Keddie has expanded her original classic to include a sharply probing and perceptive guide to more than two decades of tumultuous developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”--Gary Sick
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The History of Iran, 2nd Edition

Author: Elton L. Daniel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313375100

Category: History

Page: 332

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This comprehensive survey of Iran's historical development covers everything from its origins in ancient empires to its status as a modern nation-state. • Provides a chronological survey of key events in Iranian history up to the present day • An annotated bibliography surveys historical literature on Iran, including web resources
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