Charles Kurzman has presented a meticulous anatomy of the Iranian revolution and has dexterously treated the anomalies usually inherent in revolutions.
Charles Kurzman has presented a meticulous anatomy of the Iranian revolution and has dexterously treated the anomalies usually inherent in revolutions. The author shifts through revolution theories and shows with pages and pages of documentation and references how they related to the Iranian revolution or missed it. Kurzman's opus is certainly a valuable contribution to the historiography and sociological analysis of an important revolution of our age that led to a large scale politicization of Islam in those parts of the world where this religion prevailed.
Coupled with this broad indictment in The Unthinkable Revolution in. Iran are critiques targeted at what Kurzman . main thesis, it proceeds in the same mode as those explanations that the. book dismisses for their partial validity and constitutive defect. Iran are critiques targeted at what Kurzman labels the political, orga-. nizational, cultural, economic, and military explanations of revolutions.
The shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, would remain on the throne for the .
The shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, would remain on the throne for the foreseeable future: This was the firm conclusion of a top-secret CIA analysis issued in October 1978. Revisiting the circumstances surrounding the fall of the shah, Kurzman offers rare insight into the nature and evolution of the Iranian revolution and into the ultimate unpredictability of protest movements in general. A corrective to 20-20 hindsight, this book reveals shortcomings of analyses that make the Iranian revolution or any major protest movement seem inevitable in retrospect.
Harvard University Press 2004 With the move to military government in November 1978, Kurzman considers the .
Harvard University Press 2004. With the move to military government in November 1978, Kurzman considers the failure of force. The Shah's illness and lack of leadership played a role, as did the military's divisions and the risks of troop fraternization. The actual text of The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran barely comes to 170 pages, with another 110 devoted to ancillary material, which includes an excellent ten page essay "About the Sources" as well as detailed notes, a bibliography, and an index.
Start by marking The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran as Want to Read .
Start by marking The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. As one Iranian recalls, "The future was up in the ai. One hundred days later the shah-despite his massive military, fearsome security police, and superpower support was overthrown by a popular and largely peaceful revolution.
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Charles Kurzman (author). The shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, would remain on the throne for the foreseeable future: This was the firm conclusion of a top-secret CIA analysis issued in October 1978. His book provides a striking picture of the chaotic conditions under which Iranians acted, participating in protest only when they expected others to do so too, the process approaching critical mass in unforeseen and unforeseeable ways.
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