MODERN IRAN

MODERN IRAN - Preface Understanding the “new...

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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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