Accession Number:

ADA295102

Title:

Al-Afghani and Khomeini: A Study in Islamic Anti-Imperialism in Iran,

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

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Report Date:

1995-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

As the nineteenth century progressed, Iran developed increasing contacts with the West and its modem, industrial society. This led to the slow process of modernization in Iran. From the beginning of its journey toward modernization, Iran has also fought the imposition of those Western ideas which were not compatible with Iranian culture. This led to a long period of anti-imperialist activity. This paper analyzes the history of anti-imperialism in Iran from the beginnings of modernization in the nineteenth century through its final triumph in the Islantic Revolution of 1979. In doing this it will focus on two different characters with surprisingly similar goals Sayyid Jamal ad-Din al Afghani, the father of Islamic anti-imperialism in the Muslim world, and the Ayatollah Khomeini, whose Islamic Revolution finally succeeded in ending the influence of Western powers in Iran. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE