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The Traveling King: Nasir al-Din Shah and His Books of Travel

Naghmeh Sohrabi

in Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Nasir al-Din Shah (r. 1848–1896), the longest reigning Qajar monarch, traveled to Europe three times during his rule, writing detailed accounts of each travel, in addition to multiple other accounts ... More


Reassertion of the Dhimmah (1884–1896)

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Nasir al-Din Shah's policies aimed at addressing the plight of Jews in Iran were erratic and indecisive, and did not fully materialize on the ground. Due to economic, social, political, and religious ... More


Vacillating Steps Toward Change (1866–1873)

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

During the nineteenth century, Jews in Iran were not treated with “justice and kindness,” even by Nasir al-Din Shah's own administrators. Due to lack of economic or political means, Iranian Jews ... More


Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Daniel Tsadik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Based on archival and primary sources in Persian, Hebrew, Judeo-Persian, Arabic, and European languages, this book examines the Jews' religious, social, and political status in nineteenth-century ... More


“Justice and Kindness” (1848–1866)

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In the nineteenth century, the numbers of the “despised” Jews in Iran had declined substantially compared to the increasing population of Muslims. Aside from such factors as insecurity, political ... More


Fragile and Erratic Amelioration (1874–1883)

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Shortly before Nasir al-Din Shah pronounced equality for the Jews, Britain had contemplated pressuring him to endorse “religious liberty” in Iran, but eventually decided against it. One reason was ... More


Introduction

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the history of the Jews in Iran during the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on their religious, social, and political status during the reign of Nasir al-Din Shah (1848–1896). ... More


Conclusions

in Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754583
eISBN:
9780804779487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The general spirit of the dhimmah concept became fully ingrained in many parts of Muslim society in Iran during the nineteenth century. The Jews and other dhimmis were considered secondary to Muslims ... More


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