The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran
The Iranian revolution still baffles most Western observers. Few considered the rise of theocracy in a modernized state possible, and fewer thought it might result from a popular revolution. Said Amir Arjomand's The Turban for the Crown provides a thoughtful, painstakingly researched, and intelligible account of the turmoil in Iran which reveals the importance of this singular event for our understanding of revolutions.
Providing crucial historical background, Arjomand examines both the structure of authority in Shi'ism (one of the two main branches of Islam) and the impact of the modern state on Iranian society, two factors essential to the comprehension of the revolution of 1979. He then describes the emergence of Khomeini; the infusion of petrodollars into the economy; the blatant political corruption; and Khomeini's disposal of Bakhtiar, Bani-Sadr, and Bazargan, consolidation of religious rule, and establishment of a constitution based on a new interpretation of Islamic principles.
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Review: Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in IranUser Review - Rflutist - Goodreads
I recommend this book if you are interested in certain aspects of Iranian history: specifically, how Iran's economy operated prior to the Constitutional Revolution, and the initial modernization of ... Read full review
Review: Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in IranUser Review - Phillip Welshans - Goodreads
Extremely dense treatment of the years leading up to and then immediately proceeding the Iranian Revolution of 1979. I read only certain chapters of the book, as I was focusing mainly on the months ... Read full review
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The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran. By Said Amir Arjomand. Studies in Middle Eastern History. Oxford University Press, 1988. ...
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Index. to. Volume. 24. A. Theory. of. Freedom. By Stanley I. Benn, review. (David Miller). No. 2, pp. 244-8. Arjomand, Said Amir. The Turban ...
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The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran; ARJOMAND, SAID AMIR. Offered by Left Coast Books.
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Others include: Said Arjomand, The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran (1988); D. Hiro, Iran under the Ayatollas (1985); nr Keddie, ...
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The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran. New York and Oxford, 1988. Bakhash, Shaul. The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic ...
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