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Persia and the Persian Question

Volume 2

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

  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108080859


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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 2 covers Curzon's travels from Tehran down to the Persian Gulf, and gives an overview of Persia's southern and eastern provinces. As well as discussing Persepolis and other ruins, Curzon covers Persian trade and industry, as well as Russian and British policy towards the country. His Problems of the Far East (1894) is also reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108080859
    • dimensions: 220 x 140 x 50 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

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