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Podcast by History of Modern Iran

    12. The Reuter Concession

    12. The Reuter Concession

    In 1873 the Shah embarked on his first tour of Europe. When he returned to his homeland, he found the country in turmoil as word had leaked out of a highly controversial deal concluded with a British businessman.

    • 21 min
    11. The Great Persian Famine

    11. The Great Persian Famine

    In 1870 Iran was afflicted by two years of drought. The result was one of the most devastating famines of the modern era; a demographic tragedy in which millions of Iranians died of starvation and disease.

    • 33 min
    10. Malkam Khán, Akhundzadeh and the House of Oblivion

    10. Malkam Khán, Akhundzadeh and the House of Oblivion

    In the wake of the Anglo-Persian war, a new generation of reformers sought to rescue Iran from its seemingly terminal decline. Today we meet two of these young intellectuals and enter the House of Oblivion.

    • 25 min
    9. The Anglo-Persian War

    9. The Anglo-Persian War

    In 1856, Iran seized the city of Herat. Doing so triggered a military response from Britain leading to a one-sided war between the two countries.

    • 26 min
    8. The Road to Herat

    8. The Road to Herat

    In 1852, with the death of Amir Kabir, power in Iran fell into the hands of the Shah and his new vizier, Mirza Agha Khan Nuri. The change in leadership precipitated a change in foreign policy - one which would conclude in a war between Iran and the British empire.

    • 23 min
    7. The Fall of Amir Kabir

    7. The Fall of Amir Kabir

    In 1848, the great Iranian statesman Amir Kabir stood ready to transform Iran's fortunes through a program of political and administrative reform. Four years later, he found himself out of power and waiting for his own execution.

    • 29 min

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29 Ratings

avignon81 ,

Exactly what I needed

Excellent introduction to iran. Provides good context and plenty of resources for deeper study.

Bella teacher ,

Wonderful

Thank you for informing and educating those of us who are interested in the rich history and culture of Iran.

Hist37 ,

More episodes please

I hope this series will continue.

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