Frontier Nomads of Iran
A Political and Social History of the Shahsevan
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Frontier Nomads of Iran by Richard Tapper
Book DescriptionRichard Tapper's 1997 book, which is based on three decades of ethnographic fieldwork and extensive documentary research, traces the political and social history of the Shahsevan, one of the major nomadic peoples of Iran. The story is a dramatic one, recounting the mythical origins of the tribes, their unification as a confederacy, and their decline under the Pahlavi Shahs. The book is intended as a contribution to three different debates. The first concerns the riddle of Shahsevan origins, while another considers how far changes in tribal social and political formations are a function of relations with states. The third discusses how different constructions of the identity of a particular people determine their view of the past. In this way, the book promises not only to make a major contribution to the history and anthropology of the Middle East and Central Asia, but also to theoretical debates in both disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521029063
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Tapper
Nomadic Peoples of Iran, Hardback (July 2002)
This book documents the life of the nomads in Iran at the end of the twentieth century. The magnificent photographs mostly taken in the the 1980's by Iranian photographer Nasrollah Kasraian, reveal that many features of nomadic life remained as they had been for decades.
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Based on three decades of research this 1997 book traces the political and social history of the Shahsevan.
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