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Tehran conference exploring an "Iran in Transition"


Source: Tehran Times

TEHRAN - Political and social developments of Iran in the early 19th-century is being addressed in a two-day conference, which on Monday opened at the University of Tehran.

Titled "L'Iran en transition: de la revolution constitutionnelle a la fin de l'ere qajare," the event is explores the Persian Constitutional Revolution, also known as the Constitutional Revolution of Iran, that took place between 1905 and 1911.

It also turns the spotlight on the fall of the Qajar Dynasty (1794-1925), ISNA reported.

The event is supported by the Institut Francais de Recherche en Iran, a Tehran-based archeological and historical institute which is part of the cultural wing of the French Embassy, and the Istanbul-based IFEA (Institut Francais d'Etudes Anatoliennes).

The Constitutional Revolution opened the way for massive change in Persia, heralding the modern era. It saw a period of unprecedented debate in a burgeoning press as well.

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