eBook Middle East: Region in Transition: Iran, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615304010
  • ISBN-13: 9781615304011
  • DDC: 955
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Iran's cultural and historical significance is unquestionable. The land of celebrated poets such as Rumi and Hafez, as well as the magnificent ruins of Persepolis, it is a place where ancient traditions are revered. With over half of its population under the age of 30, however, Iran also embraces modernity, all the while never losing sight of the various Persian, Turkic, Arab, and Islamic influences that have made the country what it is today. This absorbing volume considers the geographical, cultural, political, and historical elements of this often turbulent, but always fascinating, country.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Land.
2: Relief.
3: Drainage.
4: Soils.
5: Climate.
6: Plant and Animal Life.
7: People.
8: Ethnic Groups.
9: Languages.
10: Religion.
11: Settlement Patterns.
12: Demographic Trends.
13: Economy.
14: State Planning.
15: Reform.
16: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing.
17: Resources and Power.
18: Manufacturing.
19: Finance.
20: Trade.
21: Services.
22: Labour and Taxation.
23: Transportation and Telecommunications.
24: Government and Society.
25: Velāyat-E Faqīh.
26: The Presidency.
27: Local Government.
28: Justice.
29: Political Process.
30: Security.
31: Health and Welfare.
32: Housing.
33: Education.
34: Cultural Life.
35: Daily Life and Social Customs.
36: The Arts.
37: Cultural Institutions.
38: Sports and Recreation.
39: Media and Publishing.
40: History.
41: The Advent of Islam (640–829).
42: The “Iranian Intermezzo” (821–1055).
43: From the Seljuqs to the Mongols.
44: The Timurids and Turkmen.
45: The Ṣafavids (1501–1736).
46: Religious Developments.
47: Nādir Shah (1736–47).
48: The Zand Dynasty (1751–94).
49: The Qājār Dynasty (1796–1925).
50: The Rise of Reza Khan and the Pahlavi Dynasty (1925–79).
51: The Islamic Republic.
52: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.