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Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0300121059
ISBN-13: 9780300121056
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: August, 2006
Length: 448 Pages
Weight: 1.45 pounds
Dimensions: 9.1 X 6.1 X 1.2 inches
Language: English

Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition

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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 nucle...
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  Title: A well-balanced and most authoritative book on Iran's modern history

I have used Professor Nikki Keddie's Modern Iran in the classes I teach on gender and women in the Middle East. By far, this updated edition is the most comprehensive yet concise and accurate social history of modern Iran available for the students of the Middle East, especially Iran. This is a well-balanced account of the past two centuries of Iran, written in a lucid and accessible language. Throughout its 12 chapters and conclusion, it remains keen on the role of Iran's internal, regional and international politics, religion and Shii discourse, secular as well as religious intellectuals, socioeconomic factors, culture, women and gender. Highly Recommended.
  Intelligent and readable

Nikki R. Keddie's MODERN IRAN couldn't be more timely. It offers intelligent and balanced analysis of major developments in twentieth-century Iranian history. Moreover, its comprehensive and readable coverage will help the reader understand the Iran of today.
  A must read book on Iran

I am a university instructor and former student of Professor Keddie. I use this book for two of my classes on modern Middle East history and modern history of Iran. Professor Keddie's "Modern Iran" is without a doubt the most updated account of Iran's history during the past two centuries. Even more important, it covers the post-revolution period until the end of Khatami's presidency which makes it a valuable teaching tool. Furthermore, it is easy to read and in this context I usually receive positive comments from my students. If you want a historical overview of Iran, as an important world player and regional power, this is where you need to start.
  excellet source on iran

This is an excellent source not only for scholars but for educated readers and students interested in the history of Iran.
  Authoritative and accessible

this is an excellent book: authoritavie, accessible, and balanced... written by the greatest living scholar of Modern Iranian history. Definately the book to start with if you are looking for an overview of Iran in the last two centuries.