Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 November 1989

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195042580

Bookseller Code (03)


The Turban for the Crown

The Islamic Revolution in Iran

Said Amir Arjomand

Studies in Middle Eastern History

Arjomand's The Turban for the Crown provides a thoughtful, painstakingly researched, and intelligible account of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran which reveals the importance of this singular event for our understanding of revolutions. Providing crucial historical background, Arjomand examines both the structure of authority in Shi'ism (one of the two main branches of Islam) and the impact of the modern state on Iranian society, two factors essential to the comprehension of the revolution and its aftermath.