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Author Moazami, Behrooz, author
Title State, religion, and revolution in Iran, 1796 to the present / Behrooz Moazami
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Series Middle East today
Middle East today
Note 1. Introduction: State, Religion, and Revolution in Iran, 1796 to the Present -- SECTION I: FROM FRAGMENTED POLITICAL AUTHORITY TO CENTRAL BUREAUCRATIC POWER, 1796-1963 -- 2. The Political Authority of the Qajar State, 1796-1925 -- 3. Forming a Utilitarian Buffer State: The Pahlavis, 1921-1963 -- SECTION II: THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE SHI'I ULAMA, 1796-1963 -- 4. Religious Revivalism and the Formative Phase of Orthodoxy, 1796-1892 -- 5. The Constitutional Moment: The Ulama and the Political Sphere, 1892-1921 -- 6. The Nationalization of Religious Morality and the Organizational Expansion of the Ulama, 1921-1963 -- SECTION III: THE MAKING OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERMATH, 1963 TO THE PRESENT -- 7. The Islamization of the Social Movements and the Revolution, 1963-1979 -- 8. The Invention of a Modern Theocracy: An Unfinished Revolution -- 9. Conclusion: Making Sense of the State, Religion, and Revolution
Two basic assumptions have shaped understanding of recent Iranian history. One is that Shi'ism is an integral part of Iran's religious and cultural landscape. The other is that the ulama (religious scholars) have always played a crucial role. This book challenges these assumptions and constructs a new synthesis of the history of state and religion in Iran from 1796 to the present while challenging existing theories of large-scale political transformation. Arguing that the 1979 revolution has not ended, Behrooz Moazami relates political and religious transformations in Iran to the larger instability of the Middle East region and concludes that turmoil will continue until a new regional configuration evolves
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Subject Since 1794 fast
Islam and politics -- Iran -- History
Islam and state -- Iran -- History
Shiites -- Political activity -- Iran -- History
Ulama -- Iran -- History
HISTORY / Asia / Iran bisacsh
Islam and politics. fast (OCoLC)fst00979879
Islam and state. fast (OCoLC)fst00979890
Shiites -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst01115983
Ulama. fast (OCoLC)fst01160605
Iran -- History -- 1979-1997
Iran -- History -- 1997-
Iran -- History -- Pahlavi dynasty, 1925-1979
Iran -- History -- Qajar dynasty, 1794-1925
Iran. fast (OCoLC)fst01204889
Electronic books
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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