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    Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran (Studies in Middle Eastern History) (Paperback) By (author) Professor of Sociology Said Amir Arjomand

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    DescriptionThe Iranian revolution still baffles most Western observers. Few considered the rise of theocracy in a modernized state possible, and fewer thought it might result from a popular revolution. Said Amir Arjomand's The Turban for the Crown provides a thoughtful, painstakingly researched, and intelligible account of the turmoil in Iran which reveals the importance of this singular event for our understanding of revolutions. Providing crucial historical background, Arjomand examines both the structure of authority in Shi'ism (one of the two main branches of Islam) and the impact of the modern state on Iranian society, two factors essential to the comprehension of the revolution of 1979. He then describes the emergence of Khomeini; the infusion of petrodollars into the economy; the blatant political corruption; and Khomeini's disposal of Bakhtiar, Bani-Sadr, and Bazargan, consolidation of religious rule, and establishment of a constitution based on a new interpretation of Islamic principles.


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    Title
    Turban for the Crown
    Subtitle
    The Islamic Revolution in Iran
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of Sociology Said Amir Arjomand
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 547 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195042580
    ISBN 10: 0195042581
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST, RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    DC22: 955.05, 955/.05
    LC classification: DS316.6 .A74 1988
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: MAT012010, REL037010
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Publication date
    16 November 1989
    Author Information
    Said Amir Arjomand is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of the highly-acclaimed The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam.
    Back cover copy
    The Iranian revolution still baffles most Western observers. Few considered the rise of theocracy in a modernized state possible, and fewer thought it might result from a popular revolution. Said Amir Arjomand's The Turban for the Crown provides a thoughtful, painstakingly researched, and intelligible account of the turmoil in Iran, revealing the importance of this singular event for our understanding of revolutions.