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  • Page extent: 1096 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1.735 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521200950 | ISBN-10: 0521200954)

This final volume of The Cambridge History of Iran covers the period from 1722 to 1979. Part I sets out the political framework. Beginning in the reign of Nadir Shah, it traces the establishment of the Qajar dynasty and the rise and fall of the Pahlavi autocracy. Part II discusses relations with the Ottoman Empire, Russia, European countries, Britain and British India. Part III covers economic and social developments, including systems of land tenure and revenue administration, the tribes, the traditional Iranian city, European economic penetration and the impact of the oil industry. In Part IV religious and cultural life is examined. There are chapters on religious change and Iranian arts and crafts - including architecture, ceramics, painting, metalwork and textiles, from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries - and popular entertainment, literature, and the press in modern Iran. The contributors to this volume represent the most informed and up-to-date international scholarship on the region. Together they have provided a unique survey of the modern period in Iranian history, leading up to the formation of the Islamic Republic.


List of plates; List of text figures; List of maps; List of genealogical tables; List of tables; Preface: Editorial note; Introduction; Part I. The Political Framework, 1722–1979; 1. Nadir Shah and the Afsharid legacy Peter Avery; 2. The Zand dynasty John Perry; 3. Agha Muhammad Khan and the establishment of the Qajar dynasty Gavin R. G. Hambly; 4. Iran during the reigns of Fath 'Ali Shah and Muhammad Shah Gavin R. G. Hambly; 5. Iran under the later Qajars, 1848–1922 Nikki Keddie and Mehrdad Amanat; 6. The Pahlavi autocracy: Riza Shah, 1921–1941 Gavin R. G. Hambly; 7. The Pahlavi autocracy: Muhammad Riza Shah, 1941–1979 Gavin R. G. Hambly; Part II. Foreign Relations: 8. Iranian relations with the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries Stanford Shaw; 9. Iranian relations with Russia and the Soviet Union to 1921 F. Kazemzadeh; 10. Iranian relations with the European Trading Companies to 1798 Rose Greaves; 11. Iranian relations with Great Britain and British India, 1798–1921 Rose Greaves; 12. Iranian foreign policy, 1921–1979 Amin Saikal; Part III. Economic And Social Developments: 13. Land tenure and revenue administration in the nineteenth century A. K. S. Lambton; 14. The tribes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Iran Richard Tapper; 15. The traditional Iranian city in the Qajar period Gavin R. G. Hambly; 16. European economic penetration, 1872–1921 Charles Issawi; 17. Economic development, 1921–1979 K. S. MacLachlan; 18. The Iranian oil industry Ronald Ferrier; Part IV.Religious And Cultural Life, 1721–1979; 19. Religious forces in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Iran Hamid Algar; 20. Religious forces in twentieth-century Iran Hamid Algar; 21. Popular entertainment, media and social change in twentieth-century Iran Peter Chelkowski; 22. Painting, the press and literature in modern Iran Peter Avery; 23. Persian painting under the Zand and Qajar dynasties B. W. Robinson; 24. The arts of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries: architecture; ceramics; metalwork; textiles Jennifer Scarce.


Peter Avery, John Perry, Gavin R. G. Hambly, Nikki Keddie, Mehrdad Amanat, Stanford Shaw, F. Kazemzadeh, Rose Greaves, Amin Saikal, A. K. S. Lambton, Richard Tapper, Charles Issawi;, K. S. MacLachlan, Ronald Ferrier, Hamid Algar, Peter Chelkowski, B. W. Robinson, Jennifer Scarce

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