Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781848132207 Published August 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848132191 Published August 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Iran's Influence

A Religious-Political State and Society in its Region

Elaheh Rostami-Povey

Iran's Influence

Elaheh Rostami-Povey

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280 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2010  
Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781848132207 Published August 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848132191 Published August 2010 For sale in North and South America only
There is a saying in Arabic, me and my brother against my cousin, and me and my cousin against the outsider

Iran's Influence is the first comprehensive analysis of the role that Iran plays both in Middle Eastern and global politics. Expert Iranian author Elaheh Rostami Povey provides a much-needed account of one of the Middle East's most controversial and misunderstood countries. Based on several years of original research carried out in Iran and across the Middle East, this insightful guide presents not only a fascinating introduction to the country, but also essential new ideas to help the reader understand the Middle East.
Contents
Introduction
1. The Legacy of a Revolution
2. The Reformers, The Conservatives and the Struggle for Democracy
3. The role of clergy in Iran
4. Religio-Political relationship between Iran, Lebanon and Hezbollah
5. Religio-political relationship between Iran and Iraq
6. Religio-political relationship between, Iran, Palestine and Hamas
7. Religio-political relationship between, Iran, and Egypt
8. Conclusion: The global context of the Iranian religio-political state
Bibliography
Index
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