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

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

by Cyrus Ghani

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

The post-World War I years encompass one of the most important and engrossing chapters in 20th century Iranian history. The period begins with a triumvirate of Iranian political grandees, encouraged (and bribed) by the British government, attempting to shoe-horn Iran into the British Empire. This failed and clumsy episode is followed by a bizarre coup d'etat engineered in great haste by a British general who knew virtually nothing of the country or her people. The coup brought to power a tough but obscure military officer from the backwoods, who became a Minister of War, disposed of the Prime Minister to take over the role himself, dabbled briefly with republicanism, then crowned himself as the Reza Shah Pahlavi, terminating 130 of Qajar rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860646294
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Cyrus Ghani is the author of Iran and the West.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Iran Under Qajar Rule
• The 1919 Agreement
• The Resignation of Vosouq al Dowleh
• The Premiership of Moshir al Dowleh (Hassan Pirnial)
• Sepahdar as Prime Minister
• Prelude to the Coup
• Reza Khan and the Coup d'Etat of 21 February 1921
• Seyyed Zia's 100 Days
• Qavam's First Government
• The Rotating Premiership
• Reza Khan as Prime Minister and the Movement from a Republic
• The Unification of Iran
• The Abolition of the Qajar Dynasty
• The Beginning of the Pahlavi Era
• Epilogue
• Bibliography
• Index

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