KHOMEINISM ABRAHAMIAN PDF

“Fanatic,” “dogmatic,” “fundamentalist”—these are the words most often used in the West to describe the Ayatollah Khomeini. The essays in this book challenge. I would also like to thank Shahen Abrahamian, Mohammad Reza Khomeinism, like Latin American populism, claimed to be a return to “native roots ” and a. Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic, Ervand Abrahamian,. London: I. B. Tauris and Berkeley: University of California Press, , xi +. pp., $

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Account Options Sign in. Whether receiving the blind support abrqhamian followers or the derision of detractors, Khomeini and the movement that he led into power, has often been reduced to a singularly uncomplicated phenomenon, guided too often by the content of his rhetoric and not by the many nuances of his writings and the reality of the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject, the modern age.

Apr 27, Chris Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism Bobby S. He rejects the view of Khomeini as a backwards looking religious fanatic – arguing that in fact Khomeini’s guiding political ideology of “velayat-e fagih” guardianship of the jurist was a radically new concept in Shi’i Islam and not an attempt to turn the clock back to the seventh century as some critics have suggested.

Whether receiving the blind support of followers or the derision of detractors, Khomeini and the movement that he led into power, has often been reduced to a singularly uncomplicated phenomenon, guided too often by the content of his rhetoric and not by the many nuances There are few political figures who inspire more emotional reactions in the modern world than Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and there are few events that have garnered more divisive analyses than the Iranian Revolution of What emerges, according to Abrahamian, is a militant, sometimes contradictory, political ideology that focuses not on issues of scripture and theology but on the immediate political, social, and economic grievances of workers and the middle class.

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Mike rated it really liked it Apr 16, The best thing I learned from this book is how the Iranian regime, while acting holier-than-thou is actually heretical, according to Ebrahamian, in many ways and it is best compared to South American Labor movements. Mathew rated it liked it Apr 11, khomsinism All are designed to bolster the clergy’s reputation as champions of the downtrodden and as defenders against foreign powers.

What emerges, according to Abrahamian, is a militant, sometimes contradictory, political ideology that focuses not on issues of scripture and theology but on the immediate political, social, and economic grievances of workers and the middle class. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Abrahmian argues in these five essays that Khomeini’s long public record of writings and speeches show a man whose political lhomeinism changed over time in response to the varied political circumstances that he faced.

Essays on the Islamic Republic by Ervand Abrahamian. Goodreads abrahamizn you keep track of books you want to read. Preview abrahmaian Khomeinism by Ervand Abrahamian. He is currently working on two books: It is noteworthy, that the book was published in during the “moderate” presidency of Rafsanjani.

Book review: Ervand Abrahamian, “Khomeinism: essays on the Islamic republic”

Cecilia rated it liked it Feb 01, References to this book A Fundamental Fear: Abrahamian also discusses the paranoia that permeates the political spectrum in Iran, contending that such deep distrust is abrrahamian of populist regimes everywhere. This book demystifies the Iranian regime by “reading” the campaign that Khomeini had launched.

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Munch on this book the next time you want to blurt out generalizations about Islam at your next get-together. The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than komeinism, the modern age.

Abrahamian analyzes political tracts dating back toalong with Khomeini’s theological writings and his many public statements in the form of speeches, interviews, proclamations and fatwas judicial decrees.

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Ervand Abrahamian, while critical of Khomeini, asks us to look directly at the Ayatollah’s own works and to understand what they meant to his principal audience—his followers in Iran. Anvari rated it liked it Apr 29,