Brief Survey of the Economico-Political Situation in Iran After 1896

  • Jan Rypka


It has already been explained in the preceding sections how the policies of the second Qajar, ‹Fath-Alī-Shāh, which totally lacked the broader conceptions of statesmanship and clung to the empty show of oriental pomp, opened the door to European capital and also to a change in the feudal economy such as it had so far existed. The rivalry of British and Russian imperialism throughout the 19th century accelerated this process, during which the first signs of a modernisation of Iranian life made their appearance, notably a few of the technical advantages of European civilisation, and an occasional waft of western thought. Later Nāṣiru›d-dīn supported the trend by introducing various reforms and European novelties — such as official newspapers, high-school education of a polytechnic character with European teachers, travel grants for studies in Europe, and so on — but he could no longer set limits to the trends he himself had helped to initiate.


European Capital Reidel Publishing Company Tobacco Trade Democratic Orientation 20th Century Fall 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Rypka

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations