Soldiers, Shahs and Subalterns in Iran: Opposition, Protest and Revolt, 1921-1941

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byStephanie Cronin

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Against conventional views of the unchallenged hegemony of a modernizing monarchy, this book argues that power was continuously contested in Riza Shah's Iran. Cronin excavates the successive challenges to Riza Shah's regime posed by a range of subaltern social groups and seeks to restore to these groups a sense of their historical agency.

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Against conventional views of the unchallenged hegemony of a modernizing monarchy, this book argues that power was continuously contested in Riza Shah's Iran. Cronin excavates the successive challenges to Riza Shah's regime posed by a range of subaltern social groups and seeks to restore to these groups a sense of their historical agen...

STEPHANIE CRONIN teaches Iranian history at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK. She has also held an Iran Heritage Foundation fellowship for many years. She is the author of The Army and the Creation of the Pahlavi State in Iran 1910-1925 (1997) and Tribal Politics in Iran: Rural Conflict and the New State, 1921...
Format:PerfectDimensions:332 pages, 8.6 × 5.6 × 1 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537944

ISBN - 13:9780230537941

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Note on Transliteration
PART I: FROM CONSTITUTIONALISM TO DICTATORSHIP
Introduction: Contesting Power in the New Iran
The Provincial Cities in Revolt (i): Colonel Pasyan and the Mashhad Rebellion, April-October 1921
The Provincial Cities in Revolt (ii): Major Abulqasim Lahuti and the Tabriz Insurrection of 1922
Popular Protest, Disorder and Riot: The Tehran Crowd and the Rise of Riza Khan, 1921-1925
PART II: THE NEW ORDER AND ITS OPPONENTS
Reform from Above and Resistance from Below, 1927-1929
Popular Politics, the New State and The Birth of the Iranian Working Class: the 1929 Abadan Oil Refinery Strike
The Politics of Radicalism within the Iranian Army: the Jahansuz Group of 1939
Conclusion
Bibliography