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By Behnaz A. Mirzai

Slavery within the center East is a starting to be box of research, however the background of slavery in a key state, Iran, hasn't ever earlier than been written. This historical past 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 alternate among Iran and those areas shifted over the years, it remodeled the kingdom and helped forge its precise tradition and identification. therefore, a heritage of Iranian slavery is important to realizing the nature of the trendy 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 historical past of slavery in smooth 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 background of the slave alternate 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 examine builds a transparent case that the exchange in slaves used to be inexorably associated with the authority of the country. in periods of larger decentralization, slave buying and selling elevated, whereas classes of better governmental autonomy observed extra freedom and peace.

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