The English Amongst the Persians

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Februar 2001



Relations between Britain and Iran have always been fraught. Against a background of intrigue, manipulation and Anglo-Russian rivalry for influence, Sir Denis Wright charts the experiences, adventures, and impact of the "English" (including many Scots, Irish, and Welsh) who helped to define the relationship between Britain and Iran from the end of the 18th century to the early 20th century. We meet the diplomats and consuls, soldiers, frontier-makers, spies, traders, travelers, missionaries, concession-hunters, and doctors who in their often colorful, different ways contributed to Anglo-Iranian understanding and misunderstanding.


The British interest in Persia; the diplomatic scene; formalities and frictions; wars and warriors; uncrowned king of the Persian Gulf; consuls, khans and communities; the world of business; missionaries and doctors; the electric telegraph and other innovations; frontier makers; some travellers; World War I and the end of an era; appendices.


Sir Denis Wright, Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall and St Antony's College, Oxford was British ambassador in Iran from 1963-1971. He is the author of 'The Persians Amongst the English' (I.B.Tauris) and has written many scholarly articles on the history of Anglo-Iranian relations.


"A concise and comprehensive account of the impact of the British upon Iran, this book certainly ranks for an honoured place in any library of books on that vast and varied land." --"The Economist"
"Sir Denis Wright has written the liveliest of books." --"Financial Times"
EAN: 9781860646386
ISBN: 1860646387
Untertitel: Imperial Lives in Nineteenth-Century Iran. 2 Rev ed. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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