KHOMEINISM ABRAHAMIAN PDF

“Fanatic,” “dogmatic,” “fundamentalist”—these are the words most often used in the West to describe the Ayatollah Khomeini. The essays in this book challenge. I would also like to thank Shahen Abrahamian, Mohammad Reza Khomeinism, like Latin American populism, claimed to be a return to “native roots ” and a. Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic, Ervand Abrahamian,. London: I. B. Tauris and Berkeley: University of California Press, , xi +. pp., $

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Essays on the Islamic RepublicErvand Abrahamian. Abrahamiann Abrahamian, while critical of Khomeini, asks us to look directly at the Ayatollah’s own works and to understand what they meant to his principal audience—his followers in Iran.

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The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Abgahamian and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern age.

Usman Butt rated it really liked it Aug khomeniism, Books Digital Products Journals. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Meredith J LoBello rated it it was amazing Jan 09, SayyidSalman Sayyid Limited preview – All are designed to bolster the clergy’s reputation as champions of the downtrodden and as defenders against foreign powers.

Ali Emre rated it it was amazing May 08, This is a slim volume, and it would have benefited by the inclusion of essays on a wider range of topics – Khomeini’s complex view of women’s rights, Iran’s foreign policy khomeunismand education and technical training in Iran all come to mind. Rune Norheim rated it really liked it Aug 15, The Paranoid Style in Iranian Politics.

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Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic

Everyone Curious about the Iranian Regime. Essays on the Islamic Republic. Rola rated it really liked it Feb 18, The essays in this book challenge that view, abrahamiah that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen khomeinizm a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern “Fanatic,” “dogmatic,” “fundamentalist”—these are the words most often used in the West to describe the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Ervand Abrahmian seeks to cut through the simplistic labels of “fundamentalist” or “black reactionary” that are often heaped onto Khomeini by western policy makers and journalists, to paint a picture of a more complex figure. Sepide Fallah rated it it was amazing May 16, Yorgos rated it liked it Jun 10, Whether receiving the blind support of followers or the derision of detractors, Khomeini and the movement that he led into power, has often been reduced to a singularly uncomplicated phenomenon, guided too often by the content of his rhetoric and not by the many nuances of his writings and the reality of the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Want to Read saving…. These essays reveal how the Islamic Republic has systematically manipulated history through televised “recantations,” newspapers, school textbooks, and even postage stamps. Creating An Islamic State: Jan 21, Nariman rated it really liked it.

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Paul rated it liked it Nov 30, What emerges, according to Abrahamian, is a militant, sometimes contradictory, political ideology that focuses not on issues of scripture and theology but on the immediate political, social, and economic grievances of workers and the middle class.

Abrahmian argues in these five essays that Khomeini’s long public record of writings and speeches show a man whose political views changed over time in response to the varied political circumstances that he faced. Account Options Sign in.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Cemile rated it really liked it Nov 08, Sara Fabulous rated it liked it Dec 01, It is noteworthy, that the book was published in during the “moderate” presidency of Rafsanjani. It would be interesting to see how Abrahamian would update the book to cover the past twenty abrahamiann that have included the rise and fall of the reformist movement and the election of Ahmedinijad in Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism Bobby S.

Abrahamian analyzes political tracts dating back toalong with Khomeini’s theological abrahmaian and his many public statements in the form of speeches, interviews, proclamations and fatwas judicial decrees. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Refresh and try again. University of California PressOct 29, – History – pages.