Unformatted text preview: most important topic he explains is why Iran is now an Islamic Republic. Abrahamian definitely supports the Islamic Republic and praises them for the progress they have made after Iran had been cruelly dictated by Reza shah. He highlights the importance of the White Revolution as a movement toward the overall wellbeing of all Iranian people. In A History of Modern Iran Abrahamian describes how the centralized state placed pressures on the society below or how social pressures from below have altered the state, such as with the troubled rule of Reza shah and the formation of the Islamic Republic. He uses all these examples to show just how drastically Iran changed during the course of a single century. In the beginning of his book he clearly states his purpose for it, and all the information he provides geos back to the purpose along with it being written in a simple and understanding way that is comprehensible and easy to read....
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- Fall '15
- islamic republic, Reza Shah, Abrahamian, Modern Iran Abrahamian, History of Modern Iran Abrahamian