Russia and Britain in Persia: Imperial Ambitions in Qajar Iran. By Firuz Kazemzadeh. (New York, NY: I. B. Tauris, 2013. Pp. xvii, 711. $85.00.)
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This is a reprint of the author's classic study of British and Russian policies and intervention in Iran from the 1860s to 1914. For this edition, Firuz Kazemzadeh has consulted Russian archive materials and books that became accessible after the fall of the Soviet Union. Yet he maintains that those sources confirmed his earlier conclusions, and he has made no changes to this edition. The book is basically “a case study in imperialism,” tracing the steady increase in penetration that occurred, and it largely relies upon British and Russian primary sources (vii). The few Persian sources that are cited are almost always secondary ones.
Clark, J.D. (2015). Russia and Britain in Persia: Imperial Ambitions in Qajar Iran. This Historian, 77(3),539-540. https://doi.org/10.1111/hisn.12072_3
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Historian on September 2, 2015 available online: https://doi.org/10.1111/hisn.12072_3