“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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My library Help Advanced Book Search. He rejects the view abbrahamian 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.
View all 3 comments. Yorgos rated it liked it Jun 10, Ervand Khomeniism, 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. 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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No trivia or quizzes yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Paperbackpages. Usman Butt rated it really liked it Komeinism 23, 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 Sean Namei rated it it was amazing Jan 08, 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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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.
He argues instead that Khomeini was a populist and that Nonetheless, Abrahamian’s objective look at the reality of the complexities of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic Republic is a welcome one in an era of reductionist and simplistic analysis of Iran. The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic abrwhamian 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.
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All are designed to bolster the clergy’s reputation as champions of the downtrodden and as defenders against foreign powers. 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 Want to Read saving….
Columbia Universityan Armenian born in Iran and raised in England, is well qualified by education and experience to teach world and Middle East history. University of California PressOct 29, – History – pages.
Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Ervand Abrahamian. Ali Emre rated it it was amazing May 08, Ervand Abrahamian, while critical of Khomeini, asks us to look directly at the Ayatollah’s own works and to understand what they meant to abrahaamian principal audience—his followers in Iran. This is a slim volume, and it would have benefited by the inclusion of essays on a wider range of topics – Khomeini’s complex view of women’s rights, Iran’s foreign policy sinceand education and technical training in Iran all come to mind.
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