TEHRAN, Aug. 5 (Mehr News Agency) -- The book "The Qajar Pact" by Vanessa Martin recently hit bookstores in Britain.
Published by I. B. Tauris, "The Qajar Pact, Bargaining, Protest and the State in Nineteenth-Century Persia" is based on original research carried out in Iranian archives.
"The Qajar Pact" explores new perspectives on nineteenth century Iranian state and society, and is the first broad study of lower social groups in this period.
The author's study focuses on the role of the non-elite groups in urban society up to the years before the Constitutional Movement.
Three case studies discuss the political participation of the people in Bushehr, Shiraz and Isfahan. Four thematic chapters cover women's political demonstrations, the unruly poor and social justice, soldiers and slaves.
Vanessa Martin is Reader in Middle Eastern History at Royal Holloway, University of London.
"Anglo-Iranian Relations Since 1800" and "Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty" are among her other books.
... Payvand News - 8/5/06 ... --