Accession Number : ADA295102

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

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Northrup, Carol S.

PDF Url : ADA295102

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : As the nineteenth century progressed, Iran developed increasing contacts with the West and it's 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)

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), *INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION, *IRAN, *CULTURE, *POLITICAL REVOLUTION, FOREIGN POLICY, INDUSTRIES, ISLAM, SOCIETIES, HISTORY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE