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

Author: Richard L Tapper
Publisher: Cambridge : 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 ethnographic fieldwork and documentary research, this 1997 book traces the political and social history of the Shahsevan, one of the major nomadic peoples of Iran.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Tapper
ISBN: 0521583365 9780521583367
OCLC Number: 466600365
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 380-411. Glossaire. Index.
Description: XVII-429 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on transliteration; Glossary; 1. Writing tribal history; Part 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; Part 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; Part 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; Part 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; Appendices; Bibliography; Indexes.
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