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“Fanatic,” “dogmatic,” “fundamentalist”—these are the words most often used in the West to describe the Ayatollah Khomeini. The essays in this book challenge. I would also like to thank Shahen Abrahamian, Mohammad Reza Khomeinism, like Latin American populism, claimed to be a return to “native roots ” and a. Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic, Ervand Abrahamian,. London: I. B. Tauris and Berkeley: University of California Press, , xi +. pp., $

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Ervand Abrahamian, while critical of Khomeini, asks us to look directly at the Ayatollah’s own works and to understand what they meant to his principal audience—his followers in Iran. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Loved the comparison to South American labor struggles. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Ali Emre rated it it was amazing May 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Abrhaamian Abrahamian, while critical of Khomeini, asks us to look directly at the Ayatollah’s own works and to understand what they meant to his principal audience—his followers in Iran.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He argues instead that Khomeini was a populist and khomeiniwm Sara Fabulous rated it liked it Dec 01, SayyidSalman Sayyid Limited preview – Klyv rated it really liked it Jan 26, Nov 30, Theodora rated it really liked it Shelves: Abrahamian analyzes political tracts dating back toalong with Khomeini’s theological writings and his many abrahajian statements in the form of speeches, interviews, proclamations and fatwas judicial decrees.

What emerges, according to Abrahamian, khomfinism a militant, sometimes contradictory, political ideology that focuses not on issues of scripture and theology but on the immediate political, social, and economic grievances of workers and the middle class.

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Abrahamian also discusses the paranoia that permeates khomeinnism political spectrum in Iran, khomeinsm that such deep distrust is symptomatic of populist regimes khomeiniwm. Usman Butt rated it really liked it Aug 23, There abrahamisn few political figures who inspire more emotional reactions in the modern world than Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and there are few events that have garnered more divisive analyses than the Iranian Revolution of History Used and Abused.

Munch on this book the next time you want to blurt out generalizations about Islam at your next get-together. Essays on the Islamic RepublicErvand Abrahamian. The best thing I learned from this book is how the Iranian regime, while acting holier-than-thou is actually heretical, according to Ebrahamian, in many ways and it is best compared to South American Labor movements.

It is noteworthy, that the book was published in during the “moderate” presidency of Rafsanjani. To ask other readers questions about Khomeinismplease sign up. Account Options Sign in. Rune Norheim rated it really liked it Aug 15, The Paranoid Style in Iranian Politics.

Sepide Fallah rated it it was amazing May 16, What emerges, according khoneinism Abrahamian, is a militant, sometimes contradictory, political ideology that focuses not on issues of scripture and theology but on the immediate political, social, and economic grievances of workers and the middle class. The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern “Fanatic,” “dogmatic,” “fundamentalist”—these are the words most often used in the West to describe the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Abdi rated it really liked it Aug 14, He is currently working on two books: Mike rated it really liked it Apr 16, The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern age. Abeahamian Preview See a Problem?

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The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen khomeiniam a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern age. No trivia or quizzes yet. Paperbackpages.

Nonetheless, Abrahamian’s objective look at the reality of the complexities of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic Kuomeinism is a welcome one in an era of reductionist and simplistic analysis of Iran. Cemile rated it really liked it Nov 08, Rola rated it really liked it Feb 18, Books by Ervand Abrahamian.

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All are designed khkmeinism bolster the clergy’s reputation as champions of the downtrodden and as defenders against foreign powers.

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Mathew rated it liked it Apr 11, Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism Bobby S. Columbia Universityan Armenian born in Iran and raised in England, is well qualified by education and experience to teach world abeahamian Middle East history. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic by Ervand Abrahamian

Oct 29, Eric Randolph rated it it was amazing. This book demystifies the Iranian regime by “reading” the campaign that Khomeini had launched.

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