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Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran

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Indispensable for understanding the recent conflicts in Iran, Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran provides a political history of the fluctuating relationships between the Islamic clergy and Iranian government since 1925. How different factions of the clergy, or ulama first lost and then regained a powerful position in Iran is the subject of this book.
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Paperback, 255 pages
Published June 30th 1980 by State University of New York Press (first published April 1980)
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Aug 01, 2010 Tank Green rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was much more interesting and relevant than i expected. a really good, balanced and well written social history of 'ulama / state relations in the pahlavi period.
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