Memories of a Bygone Age : Qajar Persia and Imperial Russia 1853-1902 (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Memories of a Bygone Age : Qajar Persia and Imperial Russia 1853-1902

Author: Riz̤ā Arfaʻ; Michael Noël-Clarke
Publisher: London : Gingko Library, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Set against the backdrop of Iran's struggle against the rising powers of Russia and Britain, the memoirs of Mirza Riza Khan Arfa'-ed-Dowleh--otherwise known as Prince Arfa (1853-1902)--are packed with picaresque adventures as the prince tells the story of his rise from humble provincial beginnings to the heights of the Iranian state. With this translation, his incredible story is brought to life for the first time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Riz̤ā Arfaʻ; Riz̤ā Arfaʻ; Riz̤ā Arfaʻ; Kadjaren
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Riz̤ā Arfaʻ; Michael Noël-Clarke
ISBN: 9781909942868 1909942863
OCLC Number: 944087295
Language Note: Translated from the Persian.
Description: xxiv, 306 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Khāṭirāt-i Pirans Arfaʻ.
Memoirs of Prince Arfeh
Responsibility: Prince Arfa' ; translated and edited by Michael Noël-Clarke.
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Set against the backdrop of the remorseless decline of Iran and its unequal struggle against the rising powers of Russia and Britain, Prince Arfa's memoirs (1853-1902), packed with picaresque  Read more...

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Prince Arfa was an Iranian diplomat of modest origins and exceptional linguistic ability, being fluent in several languages, especially Russian. He combined an empathy with foreigners unusual for an Read more...

 
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