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|Title: ||Iran's Islamic Revolution: the Ulama, the West, nationalism, and the growth of political consciousness|
|Authors: ||Von Nordheim, Alex|
|Supervisors: ||Ansari, Ali|
|Issue Date: ||30-Nov-2012|
|Abstract: ||This dissertation seeks to offer an explanation for the Islamic Revolution, taking into account not only the social, political, and economic conditions of the time, but also religious and cultural elements. It seeks to determine the origins of the trends it identifies as important to an understanding of the causes of the Islamic Revolution.
These include the rise of nationalism, Iran’s exploitation by foreign powers, and the assertive posture of the Shi’a ulama. The names of many individuals, places, and concepts explored in this dissertation are transliterations from Arabic and Persian. Therefore, some allowance should be made for
discrepancies between the spelling of these names in the text and in the quotes. For
example, Shi’a has been rendered by some of the sources here as: Shi’i, Shi’iah, etc.
Also, the terms ‘Iranian Revolution’ and ‘Islamic Revolution’ are used interchangeably
here to reflect that the term ‘Islamic Revolution’ is challenged by some circles.|
|Publisher: ||University of St Andrews|
|Appears in Collections:||International Relations Theses|
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