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By Vanessa Martin

With contributions from well known specialists within the box, this book provides a very good heritage to the heritage of Anglo-Iranian kinfolk. concentrating on the political and monetary dating of england and problems with strategic sensitivity, the e-book additionally illuminates British kin with society and the nation and describes the interplay among a number of representatives and brokers of either countries.

Anglo-Iranian kinfolk have had a protracted and complicated heritage, characterised at the one hand by way of distrust and intrusion and at the different via mutual trade and realizing. This e-book explores the exciting historical past of this interactive dating for the reason that 1800, taking a look at it from various views. Drawing on formerly unavailable files in English and Persian, the booklet argues that Iran within the 19th century had a countrywide country, which strongly defended the nationwide interests.

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M. 29 30 MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ROBERT MURDOCH SMITH His unique contribution, however, to the study of contemporary Iranian crafts was his documentation of tilework production, which was experiencing a flourishing revival during Nasir al-Din Shah’s reign. 30 Murdoch Smith witnessed all of this building activity and realized that he had an exceptional opportunity. He had already, during his collecting activities for the South Kensington Museum, included some contemporary examples of tilework and had established contact with a known tilemaker, Ali Muhammad Isfahani, whose work he praised in his report of 1884: I have ordered some wall tiles to be made at Isfahan by a clever young potter there, who for the last few years has been making experiments in imitation of the tiles of the old Safavean buildings of that city.

British policy was to encourage Iran to engage the Russians. This would, it was thought, prevent Russia (and hence France) from threatening British interests in the Gulf and India. Harford Jones was, therefore, keen to persuade the Shah to continue the war with Russia, despite Iran clearly being no match for the Russian forces. In May 1809 when the Iranians were nervous and looked as if they might sign a peace treaty on terms that the British saw as disagreeable, Harford Jones called Mirza Shafi, the vizier to Fath Ali Shah, to the British Legation to give him advice over the war.

K. S. Lambton, ‘Major General Sir John Malcolm (1769–1833) and the “History of Persia” ’, Iran, 33, 1995, pp. 97–109. Malcolm, Persia, pp. v-vii. , p. 475. , p. 515. , p. 509. , p. 523. A similar conclusion is drawn by E. Yarshater ‘Iranian Historical Tradition: b) Iranian National History’, in E. , The Cambridge History of Iran, 3 (1) (Cambridge 1983), p. 389. Malcolm, Persia, p. 483. A. Grafton, The Footnote: A Curious History (Cambridge, Mass. 1997), pp. 225–6. , p. 67. M. Bentley, ‘Approaches’, p.

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