Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran

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 A

  • Title: Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran
  • Author: Said Amir Arjomand
  • ISBN: 9780195042580
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 singThe 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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    1. This, sad to say, is the first book I've ever read about modern Iran. During the revolution of 1979 such reading as I did was in the popular press or from a leftwing perspective. Now, having heard war drums beating out of Washington against Iran for years and having seen the Argo movie, I decided to look at the events leading up to the Iran of today a bit more closely.Arjomand writes of the Iranian revolution from a sociological perspective, his eye very much on contemporary theories of revoluti [...]

    2. 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 leading up to the Revolution and the underlying drivers within Iran that brought revolution about. However, this is a book I would return to when I want to do an even deeper dive on post-WWII Iran. Arjomand gives a very granular account of what transpired in under the Iranian republic after WWII, the [...]

    3. 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 the Iranian state. I learned that Iran called upon a French banker, then upon an American one, when it wished to set up its economic procedures in the late 1920's. It made me stop to think about how much the relationship between the U.S. and Iran has changed. The author is meticulous in defining the P [...]

    4. Read Chapter 10, and you're good to go. The rest of the book is muddled and isn't worth the slog. Meanwhile, the comparative revolution section (10) should have been his primary focus beyond just the last chapter, rather than the afterthought that he makes it out to be. It is your book if you have an eye for history that reads more like an inventory and constantly refers back to classical, 19th century texts like Weber, Durkheim, and Tocqueville. This is not your book if you're just looking for [...]

    5. Possibly my favorite non-fiction book ever right now. It's pretty dense and hard to read but brilliantly woven.

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