1795-1828 History of Iran Persia 1848-1883

Persia 1828-1848

Administration . Iran was an absolute monarchy. Shah Fath Ali Qajar ruled from 1797 to 1834, succeeded by Mohammad Qajar 1834-1848.

Foreign Policy . In 1828 the Persian Empire and the Russian Empire established permanent diplomatic relations. In the Treaty of Turkmanchai, Persia ceded all territory north of the Aras River (Russian Azerbaijan) to the Russian Empire.
An 1833-1834 Persian siege of Herat (now Afghanistan) was lifted. In 1837 and 1838 Persia, at a request by the E.I.C., launched another expedition against Herat which left the city heavily damaged, but failed to place it under permanent Persian control.

Domestic History . In 1829, Persia suffered from cholera and plague epidemics.
In 1834, Ali Qajar briefly rebelled against the succession of his brother Mohammad.
In 1844, Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi founded of the Babism, a predecessor of the Baha'i Religion.

The Economy . In 1835 the first protestant missionaries established themselves in the Persian Empire, American presbyterians, in Urmia (EB 1911).

History of Iran, from Persian Outpost
Timeline of Iranian History, from Encyclopedia of the Orient
Library of Congress, Country Studies : Iran
Article Fath Ali Shah Qajar, Mohammad Shah Qajar, Babism, Herat, Great Game, from Wikipedia
History of the Baha'i World Faith, from religioustolerance.org
Baha'i History of Tehran, from REligious Studies
Iran, from Global History of Currencies
The History of the First Russian Embassy in Iran, 1828-2005, by Michel Elbaz
History of Iran : Qajar Dynasty, from Iran Chamber Society
History of Iran : The Siege of Herat 1837-1838, from Iran Chamber Society
The "Herat Question". How Herat Separated from Iran, by Abbas Amanat
The Siege of Herat 1837-1838, thesis by John Carl Nelson (1964), posted by J.S. Enterprises
Modernization, Medicine and Power in Nineteenth Century Iran, from Iran Chamber Society
Anglo-Iranian Relations, from Iranica
DOCUMENTS Iranian Statesmen, from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon)
Historical Population Statistics : Iran, from Population Statistics (J. Lahmeyer)
Article : Persia, in : EB 1911

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First posted on May 28th 2007

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