The Iranian Revolution is of great significance in the context of the contemporary Islamic Resurgence. The author highlights the 1979 Revolution in the historical context of Shia and Sunni ideas of life. The book consists of six chapters and a rich list of references for further study about the Revolution.
Many great books have been written on the topic under reflection; the main focus of this contribution is the return of Ayatollah Khomeini after 15 years of exile on February 2, 1979. From this date the monarchial pattern of government seems to have vanished now forever. The revolution began with the nationalization of oil by Muhammad Mossadiq, whose government was toppled by a military coup backed by the CIA.