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Persian Sphinx

A Biography of Amir Abbas Hoveyda

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Persian Sphinx: A Biography of Amir Abbas Hoveyda by Abbas Milani
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Who lost Iran? How and why did a country, never richer, never more educated, its women never more liberated erupt in a fundamentalist revolution? The answer can be found in the enthralling life and tragic death of one man. Amir Abbas Hoveyda was a central figure in the historic struggle between modernity and tradition in Iran -- a struggle pitting Western cosmopolitanism against Persian isolationism, secularism against religious fundamentalism, and ultimately civil society and democracy against authoritarianism. "The Persian Sphinx" is biography at its most powerful and reads like a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. It will reward the general reader and the scholar alike.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2003
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
b/w photos
Imprint
Mage Publishers
Pages
399
Dimensions
155x230x26
ISBN-13
9780934211888
Product ID
1837927

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