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Author Gheissari, Ali, 1954-

Title Iranian intellectuals in the 20th century / Ali Gheissari.

Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  955.0508631 GHEI    DUE 19-11-19
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xvi, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-238) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Modern Intellectualism in Iran -- 2. Intellectuals in the Constitutional Period -- 3. Intellectuals and State Nationalism, 1921-1941 -- 4. Politics and Literature, 1941-1953 -- 5. Critique of Westernism and Debates over Modernity -- 6. Epilogue.
Summary Ali Gheissari shows how in Iran, as in many other countries, intellectuals have been the prime mediators between the forces of tradition and modernity and have contributed significantly to the formation of the modern Iranian self image. His analysis of intellectuals' response to a number of fundamental questions, such as nationalism, identity, and the relation between Islam and modern politics, sheds new light on the factors that led to the Iranian Revolution - the twentieth century's first major departure from Western political ideals - and helps explain the complexities surrounding the reception of Western ideologies in the Middle East.
Subject Intellectuals -- Political activity -- Iran.
Political culture -- Iran.
Iran -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Variant Title Iranian intellectuals in the twentieth century.
ISBN 0292728042 (paperback: alk. paper)