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Between Foreigners and Shiʿis: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority

Daniel Tsadik


Based on archival and primary sources in Persian, Hebrew, Judeo-Persian, Arabic, and European languages, this book examines the Jews' religious, social, and political status in nineteenth-century Iran. Focusing on Nasir al-Din Shah's reign (1848–1896), it is a comprehensive scholarly attempt to weave all these threads into a single tapestry. This case study of the Jewish minority illuminates broader processes pertaining to other religious minorities and Iranian society in general, and the interaction among intervening foreigners, the Shi'i majority, and local Jews helps us understand Iranian d ... More

Keywords: Jews, Iran, religious minorities, Iranian society, Shi'i, al-Din Shah, foreigners, nineteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780804754583
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804754583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Tsadik, author