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Author Kashani-Sabet, Firoozeh, 1967-

Title Frontier fictions : shaping the Iranian nation, 1804-1946 / Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
Published Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1999
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Contents Introduction. Frontier Fictions -- 1. A Manifest Destiny Diverted, 1804-1896 -- 2. Limning the Landscape: Geographical Depictions of the Homeland, 1850s-1896 -- 3. From Riches to Ruins: The Political Economy of Frontiers, 1897-1906 -- 4. Political Parables: Iran's Frontier Crucible, 1906-1914 -- 5. Coercing Camaraderie: The War, the Military, and the Myth of Riza Khan, 1914-1926 -- 6. Parenting Little Patriots: Domesticating the Homeland, 1921-1926 -- Conclusion. What's in a Name? From Persia to Iran, 1926-1946
Summary "In Frontier Fictions, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet looks at the efforts of Iranians to defend, if not expand, their borders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and explores how their conceptions of national geography influenced cultural and political change. The "frontier fictions," or the ways in which the Iranians viewed their often fluctuating borders and the conflicts surrounding them, played a dominant role in defining the nation. On these borderlands, new ideas of citizenship and nationality were unleashed, refining older ideas of ethnicity."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Geographical perception -- Iran
Nationalism -- Iran -- History -- 19th century
Nationalism -- Iran -- History -- 20th century
Geographical perception.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Middle Eastern.
RELIGION -- Eastern.
Iran -- Boundaries
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400865077