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Iran and the First World War : battleground of the great powers

Author: Touraj Atabaki
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2006.
Series: Library of modern Middle East studies, 43.
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The First World War, leading to the overthrow of the Qajar regime and replacement by Reza Shah, was pivotal in the history of modern Iran. The Constitutional Revolution of 1906-09 aimed to abolish the arbitrary regime and bring in a modern constitution and parliament. But growing provincial unrest and rebellion by nomadic peoples brought chaos and instability, heightened by the strains of war and intervention by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Touraj Atabaki
ISBN: 1860649645 9781860649646
OCLC Number: 56455579
Description: xii, 227 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The First World War, great power rivalries and the emergence of a political community in Iran / Touraj Atabaki --
The Iranian provisional government / Mansoureh Ettehadiyyeh --
Going East : the Ottomans' secret service activities in Iran / Touraj Atabaki --
Iranian nationalism and the government gendarmerie / Staphanie Cronin --
A Kurdish warlord on the Turkish-Persian frontier in the early Twentieth century : Isma'il Aqa Simko / Martin van Bruinessen --
Ahmad Kasravi on the revolt of Sheikh Mohammad Khiyabani / Homa Katouzian --
Pan-Turkism and Iranian nationalism / Touraj Atabaki --
The Populists of Rasht : pan-islamism and the role of the central powers / Pezhmann Dailami --
The Council for international propaganda and the establishment of the Iranian Communist Party / Oliver Bast.
Series Title: Library of modern Middle East studies, 43.
Responsibility: Touraj Atabaki, editor.
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Leading to the overthrow of the Qajar regime and replacement by Reza Shah, World War I was pivotal in the history of modern Iran. This book tells the story of modern Iran's formation and explores the  Read more...

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