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

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I.B.Tauris, 2000 - History - 434 pages
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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

Contents

Iran Under Qajar Rule
1
The 1919 Agreement
21
Declining Prospects of the Agreement
40
The Resignation of Vosouq al Dowleh
64
The Premiership of Moshir al Dowleh Hassan Pirnia
83
Sepahdar as Prime Minister
118
Prelude to the Coup
144
Reza Khan and the Coup dEtat of 21 February 1921
161
The Rotating Premiership
250
Reza Khan as Prime Minister and the Movement for a Republic
289
The Unification of Iran
325
The Abolition of the Qajar Dynasty
351
The Beginning of the Pahlavi Era
376
Epilogue
395
Bibliography
413
Index of Names
422

Seyyed Zias 100 Days
199
Qavams First Government
224

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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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