Definitions

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  • proper n. A surname.

Etymologies

From Armenian Աբրահամյան (Abrahamyan). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of them is the book ‘Tortured Confessions: Prisons and Public Recantations in Iran’ by Ervand Abrahamian, 1999.

    Global Voices in English » Iran: Leading reformist Abtahi on trial

  • In relation to this fateful day, Ervand Abrahamian stated,

    Washington Post Shills for Terrorists « Antiwar.com Blog

  • In his book ‘The Iranian Mojahedin’, Ervand Abrahamian, a critic of the PMOI, talked about the PMOI/MEK, and the crackdown.

    Washington Post Shills for Terrorists « Antiwar.com Blog

  • Curzon, Persia and the Persian Question London: Longmans, 1892, vol. 2, p. 631, as quoted and cited in Abrahamian, Khomeinism, p.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • Ervand Abrahamian, posting on Gulf/2000, “Re: Nonviolence in Iran,” December 31, 2009, used with permission.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, speech on the political role of the clergy, in Islamic Unity Against Imperialism: Eight Documents of the Islamic Revolution in Iran New York: Islamic Association of Iranian Professionals and Merchants in America, 1981, p. 8, as quoted and cited in Abrahamian, Khomeinism, p.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • “The regime may not have eradicated poverty nor appreciatively narrowed the gap between rich and poor but it has provided the underclass with a safety net,” writes Abrahamian.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • Abrahamian notes p. 104 that SAVAK had more than five thousand full-time employees and “an unknown number of part-time informants.”

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • “They would be quite happy to hang people, but to actually rape—it would not fit into their psychology,” said Abrahamian, author of a detailed study on the subject.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • “In the three decades since the Revolution, the Islamic Republic—despite its poor image abroad—has taken significant steps toward fulfilling these promises,” notes historian Ervand Abrahamian.10 Illiteracy and fertility rates have dropped, while student enrollment and life expectancy have soared.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

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