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Iranian-Russian Encounters


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Contents List of illustrations Notes on contributors Acknowledgements Note on transliteration IntroductionIntroduction: Empires and Revolutions: Iranian-Russian Encounters since 1800 Stephanie Cronin 1 The Impact of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union on Qajar and Pahlavi Iran: Notes toward a Revisionist Historiography Afshin Matin-asghari Part One: Romanovs and Qajars 2 The early Qajars and the Russian Wars Maziar Behrooz 3 Khosrow Mirza's mission to Saint Petersburg in 1829 Firuza Abdullaeva 4 Russian Land Acquisition in Iran: 1828 to 1911 Morteza Nourai and Vanessa Martin 5 How Russia hosted the entrepreneur who gave them indigestion: New revelations on Hajj Kazem Malek al-Tujjar Fatema Soudavar 6 Deserters, Converts, Cossacks and Revolutionaries : Russians in Iranian Military Service 1800-1920 Stephanie Cronin Part Two: Revolutionary Russia and Iran; Revolutionary Iran and Russia; 7 The Question of the Iranian Ijtima'iyun-e 'Amiyun Party Sohrab Yazdani 8 Georgian Sources on the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911): Sergo Gamdlishvili's Memoirs of the Gilan Resistance Iago Gocheleishvili 9 Constitutionalists and Cossacks: the Constitutional Movement and Russian Intervention in Tabriz, 1907-1911 James Clark Pahlavi Iran and the Soviet Union 10 Duping the British and outwitting the Russians? Iran's foreign policy, the 'Bolshevik threat', and the genesis of the Soviet-Iranian Treaty of 1921 Oliver Bast 11 The Comintern, the Soviet Union and Working Class Militancy in Interwar Iran Touraj Atabaki 12 An Iranian-Russian Cinematic Encounter Emily Jane O'Dell 13 The Impact of Soviet Contact on Iranian Theatre: Abdolhossein Nushin and the Tudeh Party. Saeed Talajooy The Islamic Republic and post-Soviet Russia 14 Iran, Russia and Tajikistan's Civil War Muriel Atkin 15 Iran and Russia: a Tactical Entente Clement Therme Index

About the Author

Stephanie Cronin is lecturer in Iranian History at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, and a member of St Antony's College. She is the author of Shahs, Soldiers and Subalterns (2010); Tribal Politics in Iran (Routledge, 2006); and The Army and the Creation of the Pahlavi State in Iran, 1910-1926 (1997); and editor of Subalterns and Social Protest (Routledge, 2007); Reformers and Revolutionaries in Modern Iran (Routledge, 2004); and The Making of Modern Iran (Routledge, 2003). She is currently working on a comparative history of state-building in the Middle East.


'these authors shine flashes into the corners and cupboards of Irano-Russian history which add to our knowledge but leave us avid for more.' - James Buchan, Asian Affairs, Volume 44, Issue 3, 2013

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