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Persia and the Persian Question

Persia and the Persian Question
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: May 2018
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108080835

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About the Authors
  • 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 northern and western provinces, before giving an overview of Persian institutions. Volume 2 covers Curzon's travels from Tehran down to the Persian Gulf, commenting on the southern and eastern provinces. His Problems of the Far East (1894) is also reissued in this series.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108080835
    • length: 1444 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 86 mm
    • weight: 1.9kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    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. Volume 2:
    19. From Teheran to Isfahan
    20. From Isfahan to Shiraz
    21. Persepolis, and other ruins
    22. From Shiraz to Bushire
    23. The eastern and south-eastern provinces
    24. The south-western provinces
    25. The Karun river
    26. The navy
    27. The Persian gulf
    28. Revenue, resources, and manufactures
    29. Commerce and trade
    30. British and Russian policy in Persia

  • Author

    George Nathaniel Curzon

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