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Frontier nomads of Iran : a political and social history of the Shahsevan

Author: Richard Tapper
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge Middle East studies, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on three decades of research this 1997 book traces the political and social history of the Shahsevan.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Tapper
ISBN: 0521583365 9780521583367 9780521029063 0521029066
OCLC Number: 35886458
Description: xvii, 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Writing tribal history --
pt. I. The Safavid state and the origins of the Shahsevan. 2. 'Shahsevani': Safavid tribal policy and practice. 3. Shahsevan traditions. 4. Moghan and Ardabil in Safavid times --
pt. II. The rise of the Shahsevan confederacy. 5. Badr Khan Sari-Khan-Beyli. 6. Nazar 'Ali Khan Shahsevan of Ardabil. 7. The Shahsevan tribal confederacy --
pt. III. The Shahsevan tribes in the Great Game. 8. The Russian wars and the loss of Moghan. 9. The Shahsevan nomads in the mid-nineteenth century. 10. Nomads and commissars in Moghan --
pt. IV. The end of the tribal confederacy. 11. Pastures new: the effects of the frontier closure. 12. The Shahsevan, the Constitution, the Great War and after. 13. Settlement and detribalization. 14. Conclusion: Shahsevan identity and history --
App. 1. The Shahsevan of Kharaqan and Khamseh --
App. 2. Lists and histories of Shahsevan tribes --
App. 3. Some Shahsevan voices.
Series Title: Cambridge Middle East studies, 7.
Responsibility: Richard Tapper.
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