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The Persian Gulf: The Rise and Fall of Bandar-e Lengeh The Distribution Center for the Arabian Coast, 1750–1930

The Persian Gulf: The Rise and Fall of Bandar-e Lengeh The Distribution Center for the Arabian Coast, 1750–1930

: April 21, 2010

A small, sleepy port in the Persian Gulf, Bandar-e Lengeh has had a varied and checkered history since its launch onto the historical scene around 1750. In those days the tribal people of the region felt at home on both sides of the Gulf and often went to wherever they thought would offer them a better life.[read more>>]

The Rise and Fall of Nader Shah: Dutch East India Company Reports 1730-1747

The Rise and Fall of Nader Shah: Dutch East India Company Reports 1730-1747

: May 20, 2009

By any measure, Nader Shah—founder of the Afsharid Dynasty—ranks as a towering figure in Iranian history. Rising from the humblest of origins, he became a military commander of genius, restored an embattled Persia to imperial greatness, and proceeded to wield the power of the throne with a ruthlessness that approached derangement. Yet much about the man and his tumultuous times remains obscure.[read more>>]

Agriculture in Qajar Iran

Agriculture in Qajar Iran

: Mar 13, 2003

Agriculture was the mainstay of Iran’s economy in the nineteenth century, yet little is known about it.[read more>>]

Public Health in Qajar Iran

Public Health in Qajar Iran

: May 1, 2004

Until Now, there have been no books and only a few articles available in English that deal with the actual practice of medicine in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Iran.[read more>>]

Labor & Industry in Iran: 1850 -1941

Labor & Industry in Iran: 1850 -1941

: Jan 2, 2009

In the nineteenth century, Iranian reformers wanted to create an independent, modern state that could stand on its own feet.[read more>>]

Guilds, Merchants, & Ulama in Nineteenth-Century Iran

Guilds, Merchants, & Ulama in Nineteenth-Century Iran

: Apr 10, 2009

Guilds, Merchants and Ulama analyzes the major functions and characteristics of these groups, and discusses how they each coped with the pressures of the world market to which Iran was increasingly exposed and which resulted in the disappearance of jobs reducing Iran’s economic and political independence.[read more>>]

Astrakhan: Anno 1770, Its History, Geography, Population, Trade, Flora, Fauna and Fisheries

Astrakhan: Anno 1770, Its History, Geography, Population, Trade, Flora, Fauna and Fisheries

: Nov 15, 2012

In 1770, Astrakhan, on the left bank of the Volga River close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea, was Russia’s most important southern port through which all its trade with Iran and the Orient was conducted.[read more>>]

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration

: May 15, 2008

Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration contains unique and important information on offices, ethnic attitudes and administrative developments in Iran’s Safavid government (1495–1720).[read more>>]

The Strangling of Persia: A Story of European Diplomacy and Oriental Intrigue

The Strangling of Persia: A Story of European Diplomacy and Oriental Intrigue

“A new edition of the 1912 work by the American appointed in 1911 by the newly (and briefly) constitutional government of Persia to help organize its finances.[read more>>]

Letters From Tabriz: The Russian Suppression of the Iranian Constitutional Movement

In August 1907, while Iran was in the throes of its Constitutional Revolution, Britain and Russia concluded a secret agreement to divide the country between themselves into zones of influence.[read more>>]