Azar Tabari

A history of modern Iran - Azar Tabari

AMONGST THE myriad of books about Iran which have appeared over the past few years, one work stands out as a unique contribution to modern Iranian history: Ervand Abrahamian, Iran: Between Two Revolutions (Princeton University Press, 1982, 562 pages, cloth £31.80, paper £10.30).

Iran's incomprehensible revolution - AzarTabari

Critical reviews of two books on the Iranian revolution by Iranian feminist Azar Tabari.

The rise of Islam: What did happen to women? - Azar Tabari

Iranian feminist Azar Tabari subjects to critical examination the widespread view that the rise of Islam improved the lot of Middle-Eastern women compared with their situation in pre-Islamic Arabia.

Role of the Shi'i clergy in modern Iranian politics - Azar Tabari

Analysis of the political evolution of Iran's Shi'ite clergy from the late 19th century to their seizure of state power in the February 1979 revolution, looking specifically at how they were able to sustain themselves in politics for so long and why, in the latter half of the 1970s, they experienced a militant revival.

Iran: Islam and the struggle for socialism - Mohammad Ja'far and Azar Tabari

Interesting article looking critically at the Iranian revolution of 1979 and the mistakes made by the left - both inside Iran and internationally - in supporting the Islamic republic out of 'anti-imperialist' sentiment.