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The Cambridge History of Iran

The Cambridge History of Iran

Volume 7


Part of The Cambridge History of Iran

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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  • Date Published: October 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521200950

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  • 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.

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    • Date Published: October 1991
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521200950
    • length: 1096 pages
    • dimensions: 303 x 177 x 64 mm
    • weight: 1.735kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of text figures
    List of maps
    List of genealogical tables
    List of tables
    Preface: Editorial note
    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
    textiles Jennifer Scarce.

  • Editors

    P. Avery, University of Cambridge

    G. R. G. Hambly, University of Texas, Dallas

    C. Melville, University of Cambridge


    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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