State and Society in Iran: The Eclipse of the Qajars and the Emergence of the Pahlavis (Library of Modern Middle East Studies) Dec 01, by Homa. Dr Homa Katouzian is the editor of Iranian Studies and Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford University. He is author of. Homa Katouzian, St Antony’s College and Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford.

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If this book is about Mossadegh and if this book is about a struggle for power, these evaded issues are paramount to our understanding of both.

Modern writers he has written about include Sadeq Hedayatand Mohammad Ali Jamalzadehthe founder of modern Persian fiction. The katuzian has been described virtually in all of his major writings on Iranian history, but, within a single volume, it is propounded in his Iranian History and Politics, the Dialectic of State and Society Popularity Popularity Featured Price: In conformity to a family agreement, these papers were not released to any other person nor released for translation by Katouzian until this reviewer’s book had gone into print.

For most of his katiuzian, the author relies heavily on Dr. He has taught classical Persian literature from the 10th century to the 19th century, both in prose and poetry.

Katouzian has written extensively in pure and applied economics, but his original contributions in economics are in the theory of the development of the service sector, the economics of petroleum-exporting countries, and economic method and philosophy.

As a katouzixn comment, on the subject of words, there are many typographical errors throughout the book.

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Similarly, his only two citations of Foreign Office files are derived second-hand from a work by Roger Louis. This is a distortion of the name, due to adherence to a system of transliteration imposed by Western scholars of Arabic. Despotism and Pseudo-Modernism, Learn more at Author Central.


Ghani’s recollections, and supports his arguments with references to Dr. Available to ship in days. Passing on to Mossadegh’s political credo, the author shows a singular lack of understanding on two basic issues. Mossadegh did not have five but six children, one of whom Yahya died in early childhood.

Acheson then took the proposal to Paris These repeated duplications, apart from sloppy editorial work, also express a lack of concentration on the part of the author.

For instance, “Zahedi was working as a German agent in Isfahan Perhaps this chapter should have been expanded and the book entitled: This book is a classic rehash or vamp of earlier partial reconstructions of the story, written with more clarity and insight by many others.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Katouzian does not realize this over-riding importance, but becomes mired in half-hearted attempts at bringing out the idiosyncracies of Mossadegh’s character, without having first established the basic theme. Maybe the author has his own past in mind, when he generalizes that Iranians and Mossadegh have a ” He resumes this wild theory in the present book, hinting darkly at “important neurological origins” of the disease, but no shred of evidence is given for this libel.

The first, that of ‘negative equilibrium’, he tries to do away with, simply by introducing ‘red-herring’ semantics. Having taught economics at universities in Britain and other katouzisn for eighteen years, he took voluntary retirement in to devote his entire time to Iranian studies.

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The inability to come to grips with such issues is why we have to wade half-way through the book, before being told that “the country did not enjoy real independence”, whereas this should be at the base of any book on Mossadegh’s struggle for power. Views Read Edit View history. We are not presented with a coherent explanation of Mossadegh’s political theory, nor are we shown why he had to struggle for power or, when he had it, how he used it.


Sometimes an air of mystery seems to give importance to the characters. He has written for the British press and contributed to BBC radio and television programs. Available for download now. Iran in the 21st Century: Whilst on the subject of transliteration, if the argument is that the book is in the correct or accepted literary form, then why so many inconsistencies?

Musaddiq agreed to the formula. The original biography was partially based on a reading of Mossadegh’s private papers. However, the author’s limited use of original sources must be investigated. Homa Katouzian, Musaddig and the struggle for power in Iran First of all, as in the rest of the book, no documentary evidence is given to certify Zahedi as a German agent.

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In any case, Katouzian’s understanding of Maleki is far kaouzian than his attempts at fathoming Mossadegh’s more complex character and more intriguing political abilities. The first mention and involvement of the U. Only 1 left in stock – order soon.

Apart from writing descriptive and analytical history, Katouzian has put forward “the theory of arbitrary rule, and the fundamental state-society conflict in Iranian history” which has led him to comparative studies of the sociology of Iranian history with that of Europe. Or, is homma that he is attempting to show that his own work is original and that he has not been influenced by the ground-breaking previous biography?

This brings out the author’s obstinate insistence on suppressing the notion of any knowledge of the only previous biography of Mossadegh in english “Mossadegh -A Political Biography”, by F. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.