Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940

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University of Washington Press, 2008 - History - 186 pages
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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 premodern conceptions of sacred kingship. By 1941, when Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi came to power, his claim to authority as the Shah of Iran was infused with the language of modern nationalism. In short, between roughly 1870 and 1940, Iran's traditional monarchy was forged into a modern nation-state.

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Whether you are interested in the subject matter or interested in great academic writing, this book will not disappoint. Marashi has an effortless writing style that weaves scholarship, theory ... Read full review

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Afshin Marashi is assistant professor of history at California State University at Sacramento.

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