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Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914

Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914

: February 15, 2003

“A Thousand and One Nights meets Raise the Red Lantern in this tale of growing up among royal wives and concubines in what is now Iran . . . .[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>>]

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>>]