Frontier Nomads of Iran: A Political and Social History of the Shahsevan (Cambridge Middle East Studies)

Tapper, Richard

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Synopsis: Based on three decades of ethnographic fieldwork and documentary research, this book traces the political and social history of the Shahsevan, one of the major nomadic peoples of Iran. It is a dramatic story, recounting the mythical origins of the tribes, their unification as a confederacy and their eventual decline. In its synthesis of anthropology and history, the book will make a major contribution to the study of the Middle East and Central Asia, and also to current debates on tribe-state relations and the relationship between identity and history.

Review: "...Tapper's Frontier Nomads of Iran is the most significant ethnological study of tribes in Persia to have been published during the past decade." Pierre Oberling, Journal of Anthropological Research

"...the rigor with which he examines and uses his sources in the deconstruction and reconstruction of Shahsevan origins and identity is commendable." Philip S. Khoury, American Historical Review

"...a rich, ambitious and complicated book....Clearly, this book is a must for those who want to discuss tribalism in the Middle East in general and of its role in Iran's history in particular." Willem Floor, Journal of the American Oriental Society

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Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 6 x 9 Hardback without dustjacket in New condition; Illustrated by 9 black and white 9 maps; Richard Tapper's fascinating book traces the political and social history of the Shahsavan, one of Iran's major nomadic peoples, living on the sensitive frontiers of Azerbaijan. The story, which is based on ethnographic fieldwork and extensive documentary research over more than three decades, is both tragic and dramatic. It recounts the mythical origins of the tribes in the seventeenth century, their unification as a tribal confederacy in the eighteenth century and their eventual decline under the Pahlavi Shahs when they were systematically stripped of both their economic and political influence. Although the confederacy has now ceased to exist, several thousand families of Shahsavan nomads still migrate near the frontier and thousands of other Iranians still acknowledge their identity as Shahsavan.The book is intended as a contribution to three rather different debates. One concerns the riddle of Shahsavan origins, how and when the confederation was formed, while another considers how far changes in tribal social and political formations are a function of relations with states. The third discusses the relation between identity and history, and asks how different constructions of the identity of a particular people reflect or determine their view of the past. The author's synthetic approach to the history and anthropology of the region promises to make a major contribution to theoretical debates in both disciplines. Table of Contents:List of illustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsNote on transliterationGlossary 1. Writing tribal history Part I. The Safavid State and the Origins of the Shahsevan:2. 'Shahsevani': Safavid tribal policy and practice3. Shahsevan traditions4. Moghan and Ardabil in Safavid times Part II. The Rise of the Shahsevan Confederacy:5. Badr Khan Sari-Khan-Beyli6. Nazar 'Ali Khan Shahsevan of Ardabil7. The Shahsevan tribal confederacy Part III. The Shahsevan Tribes in the Great Game:8. The Russian wars and the loss of Moghan9. The Shahsevan nomads in the mid-nineteenth century10. Nomads and commissars in Moghan Part IV. The End of the Tribal Confederacy:11. Pastures new: the effects of the frontier closure12. The Shahsevan, the Constitution, the Great War and after13. Settlement and detribalization14. Conclusion: Shahsevan identity and history AppendicesBibliographyIndexes; 3; xvii+429 pp. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS009684I

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