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By Lyman H. Stebbins

Spurred by means of a Russian chance to India and the weak point of the Qajar dynasty (1796-1925), Britain verified an in depth consular community to additional its pursuits in southern Iran within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1888, there have been simply 4 British consulates within the state; through 1921 there have been twenty-three. H. Lyman Stebbins investigates the improvement and results of British imperialism in Iran in a time of overseas competition, revolution and global conflict. whereas earlier narratives of Anglo-Iranian family have involved in the top diplomatic circles in Tehran, London, Calcutta and St. Petersburg, this publication argues that British consuls and political brokers made the colossal southern borderlands of Iran the genuine centre of British energy and impact in this interval. in response to British consular information from Bushehr, Shiraz, Sistan and Muhammarah, this e-book finds that Britain, India and Iran have been associated jointly by means of discourses of colonial wisdom and styles of political, army and financial regulate. It additionally contextualizes the emergence of Iranian nationalism in addition to the failure and cave in of the Qajar kingdom in the course of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the 1st international War.

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