The Shah and the Ayatollah: Iranian Mythology and Islamic Revolution

Synopsis

Ambassador Hoveyda provides an illustration of the influence of myths in history-in-the-making. Indeed, he has found in the Iranian revolution many points that can be clarified only by the impact of old mythology and mindsets. He provides a very original explanation of the events that led to the fall of the Shah and the ascent of Khomeini, changing the political and diplomatic situation in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea regions.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003