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The History of Persia

The History of Persia
From the Most Early Period to the Present Time

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108028646

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  • The product of a lifetime spent in India and the Middle East, for over a century this two-volume work by Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833), first published in 1815, remained the most trusted chronicle of Persia. Translated into French, German and Persian, the detailed and diverse contents earned its diplomat author an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Oxford. Although learned, Malcolm's narrative is informed by personal experiences acquired while serving as an envoy and secretary to the governor general, a position which clearly shaped his views on the country's political character. Volume 2 begins with an account of the rulers of the early eighteenth century and goes on to provide a detailed history of modern Persia, incorporating descriptions of its religions, government, climate and social conventions. Malcolm's concluding remarks are both critical and portentous as he observes the needs for a 'complete alteration' in the political condition of Persia.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108028646
    • length: 744 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.75kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    16. An account of the Affghan rulers in Persia
    17. Life and reign of Nâdir Shah
    18. Life of Kurreem Khan Zund
    19. Successors of Kurreem Khan
    20. View of Persia, and adjoining countries, before the elevation of the reigning family to the throne
    21. Life of Aga Mahomed Khan
    22. Religion of the inhabitants of Persia
    23. Government of Persia
    24. Climate of Persia
    25. An account of the manners and usages of the inhabitants of Persia
    26. Observations on the condition and character of the sovereigns of Persia

  • Author

    John Malcolm

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