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Nationalizing Iran : culture, power, and the state, 1870-1940

Author: Afshin Marashi
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2008.
Series: Studies in modernity and national identity.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When Naser al-Din Shah, who ruled Iran from 1848 to 1896, claimed the title Shadow of God on Earth, his authority rested on pre-modern conceptions of sacred kingship. This title follows Naser al-Din  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Afshin Marashi
ISBN: 9780295987996 0295987995 9780295988207 0295988207
OCLC Number: 173243859
Description: xi, 186 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Staging the nation : city, ceremony, and legitimation in late Qajar Iran --
Nationalizing pre-Islamic Iran : the return of the archaic and the authentication of modernity --
The pedagogic state : education and nationalism under Reza Shah --
Nation and memory : commemorations and the construction of national memory under Reza Shah --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in modernity and national identity.
Responsibility: Afshin Marashi.
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"Marashi's argument and theoretical approach are original and convincing and his conclusions are sound. This book promises to be a classic on the early formation of Iranian nationalism." Kamran Read more...

 
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