Revolutions and the Collapse of Monarchy
By (author) Zhand Shakibi
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Revolutions and the Collapse of Monarchy by Zhand Shakibi
Book DescriptionWhat causes revolution? What brought about the end of the last major monarchies of the modern period? Were Louis XVI, Nicholas II, and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the unwitting victims of historical circumstance, or did their own actions help to bring about the revolutions that overthrew them? This powerful and original book is the first comparative study of the revolutions in Bourbon France, Romanov Russia and Pahlavi Iran. Zhand Shakibi analyses fully the timing and causes of these three revolutions and reveals the important similarities between them. "Revolutions and the Collapse of Monarchy" argues provocatively that it is often the monarch's own personality that provides the vital spark which produces revolution. This ambitious and important book challenges the Marxist interpretation of history and adds a compelling new perspective to theories of revolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845112929
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Mohammad Khatami and Mikhail Gorbachev were products of two of the 20th century's most momentous revolutions who sought to reform from within the contradictions and problems which these revolutions produced. Suitable for political scientists and historians of 20th century politics, this work offers a comparative analysis of Khatami and Gorbachev.
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Author Biography - Zhand Shakibi
Dr Zhand Shakibi is a Fellow in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the University of London. He has written widely on the modern history and political ideas of Europe, Russia, the Middle East and the Caucasus and taught and researched at universities in Iran, Russia, Uzbekistean, the USA and Britain.
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