Karim Khan Zand: A History of Iran, 1747-1779

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University of Chicago Press, May 14, 2015 - History - 347 pages
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A forward thinking and notably popular leader, Karim Khan Zand (1705-1779) was the founder of the Zand dynasty in Iran. In this insightful profile of a man before his time, esteemed academic John Perry shows how by opening up international trade, employing a fair fiscal system and showing respect for existing religious institutions, Karim Khan succeeded in creating a peaceful and prosperous state in a particularly turbulent epoch of history.
 

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Contents

The Historical Background
1
The Struggle for Power in Western Iran 1747 63
11
Consolidation and Expansion 1763 79
95
Iran Under Karim Khan
203
Karim Khans Successors
297
Survey and Assessment of the Sources
303
Bibliography
317
Index
327
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