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Democracy or State-Building? 1906–1941

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

in Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195189674
eISBN:
9780199784134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195189671.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses the Constitutional Revolution of 1906-1911 and subsequent efforts to balance the demand for a viable state with the demand for democracy and rule of law. It then traces the ... More


The Historical Background

Cyrus Schayegh

in Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254473
eISBN:
9780520943544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254473.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In the challenge of the Constitutional Revolution (1905–11), an emerging modern middle class argued that the earlier reformist focus on politics had failed. The new creed held that change would come ... More


Schools, Citizenship, and Revolution

Farzin Vejdani

in Making History in Iran: Education, Nationalism, and Print Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791533
eISBN:
9780804792813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791533.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the role of private institutions and associations, including schools and committees, in creating new spaces for the production and circulation of histories outside of the ... More


Patronage, Translation, and the Printing of History

Farzin Vejdani

in Making History in Iran: Education, Nationalism, and Print Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791533
eISBN:
9780804792813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791533.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter demonstrates that the Qajar court’s creation of the Translation and Publication Bureaus in the mid-nineteenth century marked a break with previous patterns of court patronage for ... More


The Mixing of Democracy and Despotism

Jean-Philippe Robé

in Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529213164
eISBN:
9781529213201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Constitutional systems of government promoting the protection of property actually lead to a mix of democracy and despotism. This is due to the fact that property, with its absolute prerogatives and ... More


Translators’ Introduction

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

in Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter provides an introduction to Charand-o Parand. In the early years of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1906–11), Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā (1879–1956) published a series of satirical ... More


Introduction

Lior B. Sternfeld

in Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503606142
eISBN:
9781503607170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503606142.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction sets the background for the situation of the Jews in Iran at the turn of the twentieth century. This initial chapter provides a brief history of Jews in Iran and in the Middle East ... More


Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

A classic of modern Persian literature, Charand-o Parand (Stuff and Nonsense) is a work familiar to every literate Iranian. Originally a series of newspaper columns written by scholar and satirist ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 5, pp. 7–8: June 27, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

in Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on June 27, 1907, where Dakhow mocks the overzealous journalists who abandoned their newspapers in the midst the Constitutional Revolution. He also reports on ... More


The War of Independence (1919–22): Road to the Independent Turkish Republic

Banu Turnaoğlu

in The Formation of Turkish Republicanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172743
eISBN:
9781400885220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172743.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter talks about how Turkish historiography has long overlooked the Republic's origins in earlier successive revolutions, above all the Constitutional Revolution of 1876, and later the Young ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 24, pp. 6–8: February 27, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

in Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0022
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on February 27, 1908, featuring a short masnavi that uses very colloquial language, being replete with mother's baby talk. The metaphor of the sickly child ... More


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