Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran: The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

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Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa'i-a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking, ethnic minority of a million and a half people who are dispersed across the southern Zagros Mountains. Analysing the relationship between the tribal polity and each of the two regimes, the book goes on to explain the resilience of ...

Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran: The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change 2014, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138015616

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