Modern Iran

HIST Q357
3.00 crs.

Knowledge & Values: History II

This course examines the making of modern Iran from the inception of the Qajar dynasty (1796) to the present, tracing the development of the state structure from an ethno-tribal monarchy to a modern theocratic state through internal and international wars, civil wars, coups, revolutions, and reforms. The Islamization of the Iranian political and cultural sphere during and in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution is explored as a puzzle rather than the expected logical development of Iranian political processes. Critical questions are posed about Iranian history.

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