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Tribes and State in Iran: From Pahlavi to Islamic Republic

  • G. Reza Fazel


The revolution of 11 February 1979 brought an end to nearly fifty-five years of Pahlavi rule along with the obdurate system of monarchy in Iran. The subsequent ascendancy of the clerics has occasioned a spate of scholarly works on the evolution of the relationship between Shiism and the temporal state. Other writers have concentrated on the causal factors in an attempt to explain the revolution and the fall of the Pahlavi regime. For the most part, these contributions are historical analyses. What is conspicuously lacking is a much needed synchronic perspective on the social and cultural consequences of the revolution.


Land Reform Islamic Republic Pastoral Nomad Annual Migration Tribal Society 
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