Iran and the First World War
Battleground of the Great Powers
By (author) Touraj Atabaki
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Iran and the First World War by Touraj Atabaki
Book DescriptionThe First World War, leading to the overthrow of the Qajar regime and replacement by Reza Shah, was pivotal in the history of modern Iran. The Constitutional Revolution of 1906-09 aimed to abolish the arbitrary regime and bring in a modern constitution and parliament. But growing provincial unrest and rebellion by nomadic peoples brought chaos and instability, heightened by the strains of war and intervention by foreign powers. Iran was on the brink of disintegration, modernisation had failed, and growing frustration and pressure from the disillusioned middle classes, intelligentsia and urban population, set the stage for centralisation of power under the `Man of Order' - Reza Shah.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860649646
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Iran in the 20th Century, Hardback (June 2009)
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State and the Subaltern, Hardback (April 2007)» View all books by Touraj Atabaki
In the 1920s Turkey and Iran faced political upheaval as both states attempted to find their routes to modernity. This study observes this process by examining the measures adopted by the political regimes of the late Ottomans, Ataturk and Reza Shah, as well as by exploring how different social levels contributed to the drive for modernity.
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Author Biography - Touraj Atabaki
Touraj Atabaki is Professor of Modern History at the University of Amsterdam and senior Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social History.
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