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War and peace in Qajar Persia : implications past and present

Author: Roxane Farmanfarmaian
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: History and society in the Islamic world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Persia Felix could never have been a phrase coined to describe modern Iran. Her lot since the period of the Qajars has been to stand in the crossfire of great power politics. In this collection, a new debate takes place on the approach of the Qajar system (1796-1925) within the context of the wars that engulfed it and the quality of the peace that ensued. Consistent with the pattern of history, much of the material  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Kongress
Named Person: Kadjaren.; Kadjaren
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roxane Farmanfarmaian
ISBN: 9780415421195 0415421195 9780203938300 0203938305
OCLC Number: 144773658
Description: x, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Roxane Farmanfarmaian --
Prologue : the dream of empire / Peter W. Avery --
War --
Between Scylla and Charybdis : policy-making under constraint in early Qajar Persia / Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar --
Building a new army : military reform in Qajar Iran / Stephanie Cronin --
The Turko-Persian War of 1821-1823 : winning the war but losing the peace / Graham Williamson --
Social networks and border conflicts : the first Herat War 1838-1841 / Vanessa Martin --
Peace --
The consolidation of Iran's frontier on the Persian Gulf in the nineteenth century / Lawrence G. Potter --
Narrowing the frontier : mid-nineteenth century efforts to delimit and map the Perso-Ottoman border / Richard Schofield --
Crime, security, and insecurity : socio-political conditions of Iran, 1875-1924 / Mansoureh Ettehadieh (Nezam-Mafie) --
Merchants without borders : trade, travel and revolution in late Qajar Iran (the memoirs of Hajj Mohammad-Taqi Jourabchi, 1907-1911) / Ali Gheissari --
The politics of concession : reassessing the interlinkage of Persia's finances, British intrigue and Qajar negotiation / Roxane Farmanfarmaian.
Series Title: History and society in the Islamic world.
Responsibility: edited by Roxane Farmanfarmaian.
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Takes a multidisciplinary approach to discussing the Qajar system within the context of the wars that engulfed it and the periods of peace that ensued.  Read more...

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