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p. 443. Iran and Islamlocked

  • Ali M. Ansari

Abstract

In 1979 the Islamic Revolution overthrew the monarchy and transformed Iran’s relations with the outside world. Iranian history was reassessed along with the importance of Islam to Iranian identity. ‘Iran and Islam’ outlines the history of Iranians beginning with the wars between Sasanian Iran and its western Roman/Byzantine rival in the 6th century ce. It charts the fall of the Sasanian Empire to the Muslim Caliphate; the new Umayyad overlords; the Abbasid revolution in the 8th century ce; the rise of the New Persian language; the Mongol invasions of the 13th and 14th centuries and integration with Turanians; and the importance of Shi’ism to the Iranian people.

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