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Author Khazeni, Arash.
Title Tribes & empire on the margins of nineteenth-century Iran / Arash Khazeni.
Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2009.

Author Khazeni, Arash.
Series Publications on the Near East
Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Subject Bakhtiari (Iranian people) -- Government relations -- History -- 19th century.
Bakhtiari (Iranian people) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Tribes -- Iran -- History -- 19th century.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Iran -- History -- 19th century.
Land settlement -- Iran -- History -- 19th century.
Zagros Mountains Region (Iran and Iraq) -- History -- 19th century.
Isfahan Region (Iran) -- History -- 19th century.
Iran -- History -- Qajar dynasty, 1794-1925.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Iran -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th century.
Add Title Tribes and empire on the margins of nineteenth-century Iran
Description 1 online resource (xi, 292 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents On the periphery of nineteenth-century Iran -- The city of Isfahan and its hinterland -- A road through the mountains -- In the fields of oil -- The Bakhtiyari tribes in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution.
Summary Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran traces the history of the Bakhtiyari tribal confederacy of the Zagros Mountains through momentous times that saw the opening of their lands to the outside world. As the Qajar dynasty sought to integrate the peoples on its margins into the state, the British Empire made commercial inroads into the once inaccessible mountains on the frontier between Iran and Iraq. The distance between the state and the tribes was narrowed through imperial projects that included the building of a road through the mountains, the gathering of geographical and ethnographic information, and the exploration for oil, which culminated during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution. These modern projects assimilated autonomous pastoral nomadic tribes on the peripheries of Qajar Iran into a wider imperial territory and the world economy. Tribal subjects did not remain passive amidst these changes in environment and society, however, and projects of empire in the hinterlands of Iran were always mediated through encounters, accommodation, and engagement with the tribes. In contrast to the range of literature on the urban classes and political center in Qajar Iran, Arash Khazeni adopts a view from the Bakhtiyari tents on the periphery. Drawing upon Persian chronicles, tribal histories, and archival sources from London, Tehran, and Isfahan, this book opens new ground by approaching nineteenth-century Iran from its edge and placing the tribal periphery at the heart of a tale about empire and assimilation in the modern Middle East. --From publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780295800752 (e-book)
0295800755 (e-book)
9780295989945 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0295989947 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780295989952 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0295989955 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 747411349
Additional Format Print version: Khazeni, Arash. Tribes & empire on the margins of nineteenth-century Iran. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2009 (DLC) 2009033962

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