By Behnaz A. Mirzai
Slavery within the heart East is a starting to be box of research, however the background of slavery in a key state, Iran, hasn't ever sooner than been written. This heritage extends to Africa within the west and India within the east, to Russia and Turkmenistan within the north, and to the Arab states within the south. because the slave exchange among Iran and those areas shifted over the years, it reworked the state and helped forge its specified tradition and id. therefore, a historical past of Iranian slavery is essential to figuring out the nature of the fashionable nation.
Drawing on vast archival study in Iran, Tanzania, England, and France, in addition to fieldwork and interviews in Iran, Behnaz A. Mirzai bargains the 1st background of slavery in glossy Iran from the early 19th century to emancipation within the mid-twentieth century. She investigates how overseas army incursion, frontier lack of confidence, political instability, and financial drawback altered the styles of enslavement, in addition to the ethnicity of the slaves themselves. Mirzai's interdisciplinary research illuminates the complicated matters surrounding the historical past of the slave exchange and the method of emancipation in Iran, whereas additionally giving voice to social teams that experience by no means been studied—enslaved Africans and Iranians. Her learn builds a transparent case that the alternate in slaves was once inexorably associated with the authority of the kingdom. during times of higher decentralization, slave buying and selling elevated, whereas classes of better governmental autonomy observed extra freedom and peace.
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