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Qajar Iran and the Rise of Reza Khan 1796-1925

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Published: 1999
Page #: vii + 134
ISBN: 1-56859-084-9, ISBN 13: 978-1568590844
bibliography, index

 
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The history of Iran is a subject attracting increasing interest, and in it the history of the Qajar period, here dated 1796-1925, occupies a pivotal transitional place. The Qajar rulers reunited Iran after a century of weakness and division, and helped create modern Iran and its response to western power. Although the Qajars were not great reformers, their period saw the development of many new trends of thought, ranging from new religious ideas and groups to the adapting of modern ideas to Iranian circumstances. This book covers intellectual trends and equally it covers the political and socioeconomic history of Iran, including the growth of western incursions and control, which led to social, economic, and political disruptions and helped lead to a major revolution that gave Iran a modern constitution. Later developments culminated in a modernizing central government under the Pahlavi shahs. The period 1796-1925 saw a flowering of Iran's visual arts, politically oriented literature, popular culture, and crafts and carpets, and the beginnings of photography and film. The book interprets all these developments as part of a readable and comprehensible history of a period that helped bring Iran into the modern world while continuing its cultural greatness.

author

Nikki R. Keddie

Professor Emerita of History at UCLA and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has written or edited sixteen books, most of them dealing with Iranian history.

Preface.

CHAPTER I
Main Trends in Iranian History and Culture.

CHAPTER II
The Qajar Dynasty: The Early Period 1796-1852

CHAPTER III
Iranian Politics and Society 1852-1890.

CHAPTER IV
Rebellion and Revolution 1890-1914.

CHAPTER V
From World War to Coup d'Etat 1914-1921.

CHAPTER VI
Reza Khan: From Coup to Coronation 1921-26.

CHAPTER VII
Conclusion: The Qajar Period and the Twentieth Century.

APPENDIX:

Theatrical Buildings and Performances in Tehran94 by Farrokh Ghaffary
Translated by Nikki R. Keddie

Illustrations.

Bibliography.

Index.

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