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Iran : political diaries, 1881-1965   

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    Product #
    Author(s)
    Burrell, R. M. (Robert Michael)
    City
    Country
    United Kingdom 
    Language
    English 
    ISBN - Print Edition
    9781852077105 
    ISBN - Digital Edition
    Year - Print Edition
    1997 
    Year - Digital Edition
    Publisher - Print Edition
    Publisher - Digital Edition
    -  
    Platform
    Subject
    History, 19th Century and Earlier
    Subject
    History, 20th-21st Centuries
     
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  • Description

    A key source work for modern Iranian history: this comprehensive series of British political reports not only provides an insight into the complexities and conflicts of Persian politics, but also closely reflects the changing nature of the relations between Britain and Persia revealing the extent of those mutual misunderstandings which sometimes made the relationship a difficult and sensitive one. In 1881, when the first of the diplomatic reports reproduced in this work was written, Persia was being ruled by its 4th successive Qajar Shah, Nasir al-Din. He had come to the throne in 1848 and his was to be the longest reign of that dynasty, being brought to an end by an act of assassination in May 1896. When this series of volumes ends in 1965, the second Pahlavi Shah was still on the throne, but an important religious leader, Rouhalla Khomeini, was writing his first lectures on the theory of Islamic government.