The Resource Iran : what everyone needs to know, Michael Axworthy

Iran : what everyone needs to know, Michael Axworthy

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Iran : what everyone needs to know
Title
Iran
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Michael Axworthy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Since the beginning of recorded history, Iran/Persia has been one of the most important world civilizations. Iran remains a distinct civilization today despite its status as a major Islamic state with broad regional influence and its deep integration into the global economy through its vast energy reserves. Yet the close attention paid to Iran in recent decades stems from the impact of the 1979 revolution, which unleashed ideological shock waves throughout the Middle East that reverberate to this day. Many observers look at Iran through the prism of the Islamic Republic's adversarial relationship with the US, Israel, and Sunni nations in its region, yet as Michael Axworthy shows in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know, there is much more to contemporary Iran than its fraught foreign relations. He begins with a concise account of Iranian history from ancient times to the late twentieth century and then follows that with sharp summaries of the key events since the1979 revolution. The final section of the book focuses on Iran today--its culture, economy, politics, and people--and assesses the challenges that the nation will face in coming years. Iran will be an essential overview of a complex and important nation that has occupied world headlines for nearly four decades"--Provided by publisher
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Dewey number
955
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS272
LC item number
.A945 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
Target audience
adult
Iran : what everyone needs to know, Michael Axworthy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ancient and Islamic Iran -- The Safavids and the impact of the west (1500-1921) -- The Pahlavis -- The revolution of 1979 -- The Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), Rafsanjani, Khatami, reconstruction and reform -- Ahmadinejad, Rouhani and Iran now
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780190232962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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