Iran and the Muslim World: Resistance and Revolution - Keddie, N.
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This book consists of a series of interrelated chapters analyzing why Iran, among all countries, has seen so many revolutionary movements in the past century; the degree to which its religion, Shi'ism, is revolutionary; and the history of revolutionary and resistance movements in the modern Muslim world. The author stresses historical change, such as the change of Twelver Shi'ism from political quietism to revolutionary opposition, and also previously unnoticed factors in revolution, such as the multi-urban character of all Iran's modern revolutions.…mehr

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This book consists of a series of interrelated chapters analyzing why Iran, among all countries, has seen so many revolutionary movements in the past century; the degree to which its religion, Shi'ism, is revolutionary; and the history of revolutionary and resistance movements in the modern Muslim world. The author stresses historical change, such as the change of Twelver Shi'ism from political quietism to revolutionary opposition, and also previously unnoticed factors in revolution, such as the multi-urban character of all Iran's modern revolutions.
Autorenporträt
NIKKI R. KEDDIE
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction - Can Revolutions Be Predicted: Can Their Causes be Understood - Why Has Iran Been Revolutionary? I - Why Has Iran Been Revolutionary? II Multi-Urbanism in Iran, Revolts and Rebellions - Militancy and Religion in Iran - Iranian Revolutions in Comparative Perspective - Reflections on the Iranian Revolution and Its Influence in the Muslim World - Shi'ism and Revolution - Shi'ism: Myth, and Reality: Religion and Secularism - The Revolt of Islam 1700-1993: Comparative Considerations and Relations to Imperialism - Ideology, Society and the State in Post-Colonial Muslim Societies - Islamic Revival as Third Worldism - Islam, Politics, and Revolt: Some Unorthodox Considerations - The French Revolution and the Middle East - Postscript: Gender and Revolution