A History of Modern Iran by Ervand Abrahamian

By Ervand Abrahamian

In a reappraisal of Iran's smooth heritage, Ervand Abrahamian lines its disturbing trip around the 20th century, during the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule of thumb of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the start of the Islamic Republic. within the intervening years, the rustic has skilled a sour battle with Iraq, the transformation of society below the clergy and, extra lately, the growth of the country and the fight for strength among the previous elites, the intelligentsia and the economic center classification. the writer is a compassionate expositor. whereas he adroitly negotiates the twists and turns of the country's local and overseas politics, on the center of his ebook are the folks of Iran. it's to them and their resilience that this e-book is devoted, as Iran emerges in the beginning of the twenty-first century as some of the most strong states within the heart East.

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Para lograr sus fines, decide utilizar la astucia: envía a dos espías, unos griegos, al campamento de Civitot, para anunciar que los hombres de Reinaldo están en excelentes condiciones, que han conseguido apoderarse de la propia Nicea, cuyas riquezas están firmemente decididos a no dejarse disputar por sus correligionarios. Mientras tanto, el ejército turco preparará una gigantesca emboscada. ŠŠŠDe hecho, los rumores, cuidadosamente propalados, suscitan en el campamento de Civitot el revuelo previsto.

El gran viajero Ibn Yubayr, un árabe de España que visitará Palestina casi un siglo después del comienzo de la invasión franca, se escandalizará al ver que algunos musulmanes, «subyugados por el amor al suelo natal», se resignan a vivir en territorio ocupado. «No hay —dirá—, para un musulmán, excusa alguna ante Dios para vivir en una ciudad incrédula, salvo que sólo esté de paso. En tierras del Islam, está al abrigo de las tribulaciones y los males a los que se ve sometido en los países de los cristianos, como oír, por ejemplo, palabras repugnantes acerca del Profeta, especialmente de boca de los más necios, hallarse en la imposibilidad de purificarse y vivir entre los cerdos y tantas cosas ilícitas.

Los refugiados, por tanto, deben ser muy conscientes de que son los combatientes de la guerra santa, los muyahidin por excelencia, tan venerados en el Islam que la emigración del Profeta, la hégira, se eligió como punto de partida de la era musulmana. ŠŠŠPara muchos creyentes, el exilio es incluso un deber imperativo en caso de ocupación. El gran viajero Ibn Yubayr, un árabe de España que visitará Palestina casi un siglo después del comienzo de la invasión franca, se escandalizará al ver que algunos musulmanes, «subyugados por el amor al suelo natal», se resignan a vivir en territorio ocupado.

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