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Nationalizing Iran : culture, power, and the state, 1870-1940

Nationalizing Iran : culture, power, and the state, 1870-1940

Author: Afshin Marashi
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2008.
Series: Studies in modernity and national identity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"In Nationalizing Iran, Afshin Marashi explores the changes that made possible this transformation of Iran into a social abstraction in which notions of state, society, and culture converged. He follows Naser al-Din Shah on a tour of Europe in 1873 that led to his importing a new public image of monarchy - an image based on the European late imperial model - relying heavily on the use of public ceremonies, rituals,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Afshin Marashi
ISBN: 9780295987996 0295987995 9780295988207 0295988207
OCLC Number: 173243859
Description: xi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Staging the nation : city, ceremony, and legitimation in late Qajar Iran --
Nationalizing pre-Islamic Iran : the return of the archaic and the authentication of modernity --
The pedagogic state : education and nationalism under Reza Shah --
Nation and memory : commemorations and the construction of national memory under Reza Shah --
Series Title: Studies in modernity and national identity.
Responsibility: Afshin Marashi.
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When Naser al-Din Shah, who ruled Iran from 1848 to 1896, claimed the title Shadow of God on Earth, his authority rested on pre-modern conceptions of sacred kingship. This title follows Naser al-Din  Read more...


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[Marashi's] study is an accessible and meaningful contribution to the history of late Qajar and early Pahlavi Iran, and can be read profitably by scholars and students alike. And, like all the best Read more...

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