Khans and Shahs: A History of the Bakhtiyari Tribe in Iran

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The Bakhtiyari are one of the most important nomadic societies in the Middle East but although this tribe has many powerful romantic associations it has also been the subject of much misunderstanding, even today. This penetrating examination of the Bakhtiyari in Iran explores their powerful political and economic role in Iranian society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and provides a key to understanding how political power is created, maintained and lost in a tribal society. Based on an extraordinary archive of ...

Khans and Shahs: A History of the Bakhtiyari Tribe in Iran 2009, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781848850965

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