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Constitutions: Islamic Republic of Iran and Afghanistan
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The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran emerged from the Islamization of the revolution of 1979, in which Iranian women of various social strata took part, as did Iranian men. At that time there was already a constitution formally in force, which had come out of the revolution of 1906–7 (Raḥīmī 1978), and which was much less bound to Islamic provisions. The new constitution acquired its legitimacy in a referendum that took place in 1980, whe…

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Schirazi, Asghar, “Constitutions: Islamic Republic of Iran and Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0072c>
First published online: 2009

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