The Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah and the Iranian Monarchy, 1831-96

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When he was assassinated in 1896, Nasir al-Din shah had sat on the Peacock throne for nearly half a century. A complex figure, he is frequently portrayed as indolent and self-indulgent. Yet he was in many ways an effective ruler who displayed exceptional resilience in the face of dilemmas and vulnerabilities shared by most monarchs of the Islamic world in the 19th century. This biography traces Nasir al-Din Shah's transformation from an insecure crown prince and later an erratic boy-king to a ruler with substantial control ...

The Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah and the Iranian Monarchy, 1831-96 1997, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781860640971

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