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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


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

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book focuses on travelogues by Iranians traveling to Europe in the nineteenth century. It argues for an interpretive framework that moves away from an overemphasis on the destinations of travel ... More


Long Day’s Journey into Night: Mirza Fattah Khan Garmrudi’s Accounts of Europe

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/9780199829705.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In 1837, Iran occupied Herat in an attempt to reclaim it for the Qajar Empire. As a result the British occupied southern Iran, leading to a diplomatic imbroglio between the two empires. This chapter ... More


The Reluctant Tourist: Mirza Abul Hasan Khan and His “Book of Wonder”

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/9780199829705.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In 1809, Mirza Abul Hasan Khan Ilchi Shirazi set off for England to negotiate a treaty on behalf of the king, Fath ‘Ali Shah (r. 1797–1834). This chapter examines his account of this journey, ... More


A Dervish and a Merchant Walk into Europe: The Popularization of Travel Writing

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/9780199829705.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter expands on the book’s interpretive framework by examining two travel accounts written by nondiplomats—a dervish and a merchant—near the end of the nineteenth century. The chapter argues ... More


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