Iran and the Muslim World: Resistance and Revolution

  • Nikki R. Keddie

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About this book


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.


ideology Iran Islam Middle East revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikki R. Keddie
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39283-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-38964-9
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