A History of Modern Iran by Ervand Abrahamian

By Ervand Abrahamian

In a reappraisal of Iran's glossy background, Ervand Abrahamian lines its annoying trip around the 20th century, throughout the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule of thumb of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the beginning of the Islamic Republic. within the intervening years, the rustic has skilled a sour conflict with Iraq, the transformation of society below the clergy and, extra lately, the growth of the nation and the fight for energy among the previous elites, the intelligentsia and the industrial heart classification. the writer is a compassionate expositor. whereas he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's neighborhood and overseas politics, on the middle of his publication are the folk of Iran. it really is to them and their resilience that this ebook is devoted, as Iran emerges at first of the twenty-first century as some of the most strong states within the center East.

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Ibn Bishr, ‘Unwan, vol. 1, pp. 450–451. 6. Philby, Saudi Arabia, p. 146. 7. ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Abd al-Latif al-Shaykh, Mashahir ‘Ulama’ Najd wa Ghayrihim. 2nd ed. (Riyadh: Dar al-Yamamah, 1974), p. 73. 8. al-Jasir, ‘al-Mar’ah,’ p. 285. 9. For al-Qawasim’s relationship with the First Saudi State, see ‘Abd al-‘Aziz ‘Abd al-Ghani Ibrahim, ‘Ilaqat Sahil Oman bi Braitanya. (Riyadh: Darat al-Malik ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, 1982), pp. 132–182. qxd 6/6/07 3:35 PM Page 34 PROMINENT WOMEN FROM CENTRAL ARABIA 10. al-Shaykh, al-Bayan, p.

NOTES 1. ‘Abd Allah Salih al-‘Uthaimin, Nash’at Imarat al-Rasheed, 2nd ed. (Riyadh: Matabi’ al-Sharif, 1991), note, p. 79; al-Rasheed, ‘The Political System,’ p. 158. 2. Dhari al-Rasheed, Nubdhah Tarikhiyah ‘an Najd, dictated by Dhari and written by Wadi’ al-Bustani (Riyadh: Dar al-Yamamah, 1966), p. 62. 3. Most of the inhabitants of Aja Mountain are from the ‘Abdah branch of the Shammar tribe, while Salma Mountain is the home of the al-Aslam branch of the same tribe. See Fahd al-‘Arifi, Hail, 2nd ed.

12. Muhammad al-‘Ali al-‘Ubaid, MS ‘al-Najm al-Lami’ lil Nawdir Jami’: Akhbar wa Ash’ar min al-Qarnayn al-Thalith ‘Ashar wa al-Rabi’ ‘Ashar,’ folio 158; al-Suwaida’. Fatafeet, vol. 1, p. 239; Information obtained from Dhari ibn Sulaiman al-Rasheed. 13. Information obtained from Ahmad Fahd al-‘Arifi. 14. See the manuscript index of the private library of Salih al-Salim al-Bunaiyan in Hail. 15. Information obtained from Dhari ibn Sulaiman al-Rasheed. 1 Dashishah, however, lived at a time when the tribe had lost its political position since the area under its control became part of the First and Second Saudi states.

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