This ultimate quantity of The Cambridge background of Iran covers the interval from 1722 to 1979. half I units out the political framework. starting within the reign of Nadir Shah, it lines the institution of the Qajar dynasty and the increase and fall of the Pahlavi autocracy. half II discusses family members with the Ottoman Empire, Russia, eu nations, Britain and British India. half III covers monetary and social advancements, together with structures of land tenure and profit management, the tribes, the conventional Iranian urban, ecu financial penetration and the influence of the oil undefined. partially IV spiritual and cultural lifestyles is tested. There are chapters on non secular swap and Iranian arts and crafts - together with structure, ceramics, portray, metalwork and textiles, from the eighteenth to the 20 th centuries - and renowned leisure, literature, and the click in glossy Iran. The participants to this quantity symbolize the main knowledgeable and updated foreign scholarship at the sector. jointly they've got supplied a special survey of the fashionable interval in Iranian heritage, top as much as the formation of the Islamic Republic.

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