MODERN IRAN

MODERN IRAN - Preface: Understanding the new imperialism...

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Unformatted text preview: Preface: Understanding the new imperialism What was new? The new imperialism is a 19 th century phenomenon It is not simply establishing ports for commerce Major infrastructural undertakings and exploitation of resources A national belief Imperialist nations of 19 th century NEW IMPERIALISM AND THE MUSLIM WORLD International encroachment to the Muslim world (See Map 28 on p.454) The necessity to centralize power at the hands of the state The necessity to get new glasses to see better Iran in the Modern Period The Diversity that was Iran What is diversity? What might cause diversity? When and for whom would diversity be a problem? How can one get rid of diversity? Legitimacy and the Russians The Diversity that was Iran The Dynasties and Revolutions: Qajar: 1779-1925 Constitutional Revolutions: 1906 and 1910 Pahlavi: 1925-1979 The Iranian Revolution Parallels between Iran and the others Significant agents of change in Iran: Ulama Merchants Tribal leaders Constitutionalists International powers OIL FIELDS The Foreigners: Britain and Russia Oil? Access to warm waters?...
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