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The Struggle for Persia (RLE Iran A)




ISBN 9780415608442
Published April 7, 2011 by Routledge
280 Pages

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This volume is an account of the journey the author made between Eastern Russia (via Tabriz) to Teheran at the turn of the twentieth century. This is not just a travelogue, however, but a lament for the loss of British “prestige” and power in the region to Russia.

Table of Contents

1. “Eastward Ho!”  2.  Odessa and the Crimea  3. The Black Sea (Afou, Suchum etc)  4. Batoum (The Plague)  5. Tiflis  6. Farewell Civilisation (A Russian Post House)  7. We Jolt Our Weary Length Along  8. The Land of the Lion and the Sun  9. Taza-Kand (Dreadful Experiences) 10. Tabriz.  11. A Day’s Shooting  12. A Vermin District  13. The Kaflan-Kuh  14. Teheran  15. Teheran (continued)  16. The Peacock Throne  17. The Shah’s Army  18. The Russian Octopus  19. Railway Enterprise  20. How it All Came About  21. Meshed and Bushire (Turquoise and Pearl)  22. What the Future Will Bring Forth  23. Through “Holy Russia”  24. England to the Rescue

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