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Cambridge History of Iran Volume 7 (P Avery) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1991) 9780521200950
Cambridge History of Iran Volume 7 (P Avery) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1991) 9780521200950
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Title: Cambridge History of Iran Volume 7

Author: Avery, P

Additional Authors or Contributors: G R G Hambly, C Melville

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1991

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521200950

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1096

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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.


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; ceramics; metalwork; textiles Jennifer Scarce


"This final volume of the Cambridge History of Iran, covering the Zand, Qajar, and Pahlavi periods, is a huge and handsome tome." Iranian Studies


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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