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Persia and the Persian Question

Persia and the Persian Question

Volume 1


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

  • Date Published: February 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108080842

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  • Following his election to Parliament, George Nathaniel Curzon (1859–1925) embarked on extensive travels and research in Asia, spending several months in Persia in 1889–90. Later viceroy of India, Curzon believed that growing Russian influence in Asia threatened Britain's interests, and that Persia was an important buffer state. Highly regarded upon publication in 1892, this illustrated two-volume work is a mix of history, geography, travel narrative, and social and political analysis. Intended to educate readers at home as to Persia's strategic significance, the work reflects its author's staunch support for British imperialism. Volume 1 describes Curzon's journey to Tehran, offering observations on the situation in the provinces which bordered Russian-controlled territory. Curzon then gives an overview of Persian institutions, including the monarchy, government, and the army. His Problems of the Far East (1894) is also reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: February 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108080842
    • length: 704 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 39 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 39 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. Ways and means
    3. From London to Ashkabad
    4. Transcaspia
    5. From Ashkabad to Kuchan
    6. From Kuchan to Kelat-i-Nadiri
    7. Meshed
    8. Politics and commerce of Khorasan
    9. The Seistan question
    10. From Meshed to Teheran
    11. Teheran
    12. The northern provinces
    13. The shah, royal family and ministers
    14. The government
    15. Institutions and reforms
    16. The north-west and western provinces
    17. The army
    18. Railways.

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