256 pages | 8 B/W Illus.
With new and existing evidence being reconsidered, this edited collection takes a multidisciplinary approach to discussing the Qajar system within the context of the wars that engulfed it and the periods of peace that ensued. It throws new light on the decision-making processes, the restraints on action, and the political exigencies at play during the Qajar years.
Introduction Roxane Farmanfarmaian Prologue: The Dream of Empire Peter W. Avery Part 1: War 1. Between Scylla and Charybdis: Policy-Making under Conditions of Constraint in Early Qajar Persia Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar 2. Building a New Army: Military Reform in Qajar Iran Stephanie Cronin 3. The Turko-Persian War of 1821-1823: Winning the War but Losing the Peace Graham Williamson 4. Social Networks and Border Conflicts: The First Herat War 1838-1841 Vanessa Martin Part 2: Peace 5. The Consolidation of Iran’s Frontier on the Persian Gulf in the 19th Century Lawrence G. Potter 6. Narrowing the Frontier: Mid-19th Century Efforts to Delimit and Map the Perso-Ottoman Border Richard Schofield 7. Crime, Security and Insecurity: Socio-Political Conditions of Iran, 1870-1924 Mansureh Ettehadieh (Nezam-Mafie) 8. Merchants without Borders: Trade, Travel and a Revolution in Late Qajar Iran (The Memories of Hajj Mohammad-Taqi Jourabchi, 1907-1911) Ali Gheissari 9. The Politics of Concession: Reassuring the Interlinkage of Persia’s Finances, British Intrigue and Qajar Negotiation Roxane Farmanfarmaian