Islamism and Modernism: The Changing Discourse in Iran

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While many previous books have probed the causes of Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979, few have focused on the power of religion in shaping a national identity over the decades leading up to it. Islamism and Modernism captures the metamorphosis of the Islamic movement in Iran, from encounters with Great Britain and the United States in the 1920s through twenty-first-century struggles between those seeking to reform Islam's role and those who take a hardline defensive stance. Capturing the views of four generations of ...

Islamism and Modernism: The Changing Discourse in Iran 2007, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292717565

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