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Prologue : in search of a national covenant Constituting a national community (1906-1953). Constitutional trial and error Pahlavist absolutism Restoration of parliamentary politics Authoritarian supremacy : consolidation and collapse (1953-1979). The trajectories of monarchism Revolution : chronicle of an implosion The edifice and emplacements of royal rule Elective affinities : western imperial interests and authoritarian monarchy The architecture of royalist hegemony A culture of confrontation The eclipse of popular sovereignty : Iran since 1979. The unfolding of clerical rule : oligarchy by divine right? The culture of politics : the presence and absence of the past Predicaments and prospects Epilogue : the resilience of modernity.