The Army and Creation of the Pahlavi State in Iran, 1921-1926
In 1921 Riza Khan, a colonel in the Iranian Cossack Brigade, rode on Tehran and, in a military coup that was to change Iran's destiny, took power. Appropriating the state-building objectives of Iranian constitutionalism and nationalism, Riza Khan embarked on the task of constructing a strong, modern centralized state at the heart of which lay a new national army. Ruthless...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 15th 1997 by I. B. Tauris
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