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Iran in Motion: Mobility, Space, and the Trans-Iranian Railway

Mikiya Koyagi


Completed in 1938, the Trans-Iranian Railway connected Tehran to Iran's two major bodies of water: the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf in the south. Iran's first national railway, it produced and disrupted various kinds of movement—voluntary and forced, intended and unintended, on different scales and in different directions—among Iranian diplomats, tribesmen, migrant laborers, technocrats, railway workers, tourists and pilgrims, as well as European imperial officials alike. Iran in Motion tells the hitherto unexplored stories of these individuals as they experienced new levels o ... More

Keywords: mobility, space, railway, infrastructure, transport, technology, Iran, everyday life, transnational history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781503613133
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503613133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mikiya Koyagi, author
University of Texas at Austin