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Towards a general theory of Iranian revolutions

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There is no universal theory of revolutions if only because no scientific theory can be universal. Neither is there even a general theory of European revolutions. But elements of such a theory do exist, including the crucial fact that European revolutions, though very different in time and space, were revolts against the ruling social classes by the rest of the society. Iranian revolts were typically against an 'unjust' arbitrary state, and were not resisted by any social class. The two re...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge
Host title:
Iranian history and politics: the dialectic of state and society
Publication date:
2007-01-01
URN:
uuid:a106cb79-2d9a-414f-b7cd-d821589170bb
Local pid:
ora:8009
ISBN:
0415297540
Language:
English
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