This article analyzes the behavior of street demonstrators in the Iranian Revolution of 1977-79. It tries to show that they acted less like irrational mobs and more like the rational crowds found in George Rude's classic works. It also tries to show that the bloodshed in these street protests was far less than conventionally thought both inside and outside Iran.
Ervand Abrahamian; The Crowd in the Iranian Revolution. Radical History Review 1 January 2009; 2009 (105): 13–38. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-2009-002
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