Iran and the Rise of Reza Shah: From Qajar Collapse to Pahlavi Power

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Bloomsbury Academic, Oct 27, 2000 - History - 434 pages
This book looks at one of the most important and engrossing chapters in 20th century Iranian history. The post-World War I period began with a triumvirate of Iranian political grandees, encouraged by the British government, attempting to shoe-horn Iran into the British Empire. This was followed by a bizarre coup d'état, engineered by a British general, which brought to power the Reza Shah Pahlavi who ended 130 years of Qajar rule.

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IRAN AND THE RISE OF REZA SHAH: From Qajar Collapse to Pahlavi Power

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A frustratingly limited analysis of the rise of Reza Shah, a nationalist who unified modern Iran after years of British control. Iranian historian Ghani (The Rise of the West, not reviewed) describes ... Read full review

Iran and the rise of Reza Shah: from Qajar collapse to Pahlavi rule

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The 20th century has been cataclysmic for Iran. This book, written by a scholar well versed in modern Iranian history, covers the period 1919-26. Ghani describes in great detail the historical events ... Read full review

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Cyrus Ghani is a scholar who has undertaken considerable research in the field of modern Iranian history.

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