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  Qajar dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Qajar dynasty was the ruling family of Persia from 1781 to 1925.
The dynasty was founded in 1781 by Agha Muhammad Khan, of Iranian Turkmen descent.
Qajars Dynasty Turkoman dynasty of the Shahs of Persia
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 Qajar dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The dynasty was founded in 1796 by Agha Muhammad Khan, a eunuch who defeated the last ruler of the Zand dynasty but was himself assassinated only a year later.
The Qajar Shahs made several faltering attempts at modernization during the 19th century and the start of the 20th century, with a constitution and parliament being established in 1906.
Qajars Dynasty (http://www.islamicarchitecture.org/dynasties/qajars.html) Turkoman dynasty of the Shahs of Persia
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 Search Results for "Qajar"
...shah of Persia, 1872-1925, shah of Persia (1906-9), son of Muzaffar ad-Din Shah, of the Qajar dynasty.
...shah of Persia (1797-1834), nephew and successor of Aga Muhammad Shah, founder of the Qajar dynasty.
At the behest of Riza Khan the Majlis (parliament) deposed Ahmad Shah,...
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 Pahlavi dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pahlavi dynasty began with the crowning of Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1925 and ended with the Iranian Revolution of 1979, and the subsequent collapse of the ancient tradition of Iranian monarchy.
In 1925 a specially convened assembly deposed Ahmad Shah Qajar, the last ruler of the Qajar dynasty, and named Reza Khan, who earlier had adopted the surname Pahlavi, as the new shah.
The Pahlavi dynasty was the ruling dynasty of Iran from 1925 to 1979, from which two Shahs were drawn.
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 A brief history of Iran
Another Turkish dynasty, the Safavids, took control in the 16th century, only to be ousted by yet another Turkish tribe, the Qajar, in the 18th century.
He was subsequently elected hereditary Shah, thus ending the Qajar dynasty and founding the new Pahlavi dynasty.
Qajar dynasty overthrown and plans prepared to establish a republic, with Reza Khan as its President.
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 Qajar articles on Encyclopedia.com
Muhammad Ali MUHAMMAD ALI [Muhammad Ali] 1872-1925, shah of Persia (1906-9), son of Muzaffar ad-Din Shah, of the Qajar dynasty.
The last of the Qajar dynasty, he came to power as a result of a coup against his father.
Aga Muhammad Khan AGA MUHAMMAD KHAN [Aga Muhammad Khan] or Agha Muhammad Khan, 1742-97, shah of Persia, founder of the Qajar dynasty.
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 Iransaga - Persian Art, The Zand and Qajar Periods , Part 1
The Qajar dynasty, which ruled Persia from 1794 to 1925, was not a direct continuation of the Safavid period.
This ended with the coronation of Aqa Muhammad Khan Qajar in 1796, which ushered in a period of political stability that was characterised by a revival of cultural and artistic life.
It is known that the founder of the Qajar dynasty, Aqa Muhammad Khan, decorated his Tehran audience hall with paintings looted from the Zand palace and Mirza Baba (one of Karim Khan's court artists) went on to become Fath 'Ali Shah's first painter-laureate.
www.art-arena.com /zandqajar.htm   (546 words)

 SOAS: The Brunei Gallery: Previous Exhibitions: ROYAL PERSIAN PAINTINGS: A short history
The Qajars, originally a Turkic tribe, imposed unity on a country that had been in turmoil for much of the sixth century, rekindling an image of imperial splendour last seen under the Safavids in the 17th century.
It was symbolic that the founder of the Qajar dynasty, Aqa Muhammad Khan, decorated his Tehran audience hall with paintings looted from the Zand palace; and Mirza Baba went on to become Fath ‘Ali Shah’s first painter-laureate (naqqash-bashi).
Qajar society experienced rapid change in the second half of the 59th century, including the emergence of dissident religious movements.
www.soas.ac.uk /gallery/Qajar/history.html   (2043 words)

 Mozaffar od-Din Shah --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The son of the Qajar ruler Naser od-Din Shah, Mozaffar od-Din was named crown prince and sent as governor to the northern province of Azerbaijan in 1861.
The founder of the dynasty was Sharaf od-Din Mozaffar, a vassal of the Il-Khanid rulers of Iran, who was governor of Meybod, a city lying between Esfahan and Yazd.
Qajar shah of Iran (1848–96) who began his reign as a reformer but became increasingly conservative, failing to understand the accelerating need for change or for a response to the pressures brought by contact with the Western nations.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9054078   (634 words)

 Iransaga - The Qajar Dynasty
The Safavid Dynasty was briefly restored; however, Nader Khan (1736-1747) put a final end to its rule when he set himself on the throne in 1736.
Finally in 1795 the Qajar leader Agha Muhammed Khan, emerged victorious and established the new Qajar dynasty.
The Qajar monarchs were incapable of establishing a sound fiscal policy, and to compensate for this, they progressively disposed of Iran's economic resources to foreign powers in return for small sums of money that satisfied their immediate financial needs.
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 Qajar Dynasty
The Qajars were a Turkmen tribe that held ancestral lands in present-day Azerbaijan, which then was part of Iran.
Ahmad Shah, who succeeded to the throne at age 11, proved to be pleasure-loving, effete, and incompetent and was unable to preserve the integrity of Iran or the fate of his dynasty.
With a coup d'état in February 1921, Reza Khan (ruled as Reza Shah Pahlavi, 1925-41) became the preeminent political personality in Iran; Ahmad Shah was formally deposed by the majlis (national consultative assembly) in October 1925 while he was absent in Europe, and that assembly declared the rule of the Qajar dynasty to be terminated.
persepolis.free.fr /iran/history/qajar.html   (1627 words)

 Iranica.com - FATH®-¿ALÈ SHAH QAÚJAÚR
The shah's mild temperament, in sharp contrast to that of his fierce predecessor and some of his own sons, was inclined to outdoor activities, hunting, and military parade; to the women of the harem; levees; the opulence of the court; and a nomadic thirst for possession and the ostentatious display of jewels.
The Qajar capital's official nomenclature, Da@r-al-K¨ela@fa (the seat of the caliphate) distinguished Tehran as the seat of a supreme authority from Tabr^z, the seat of the crown-prince ¿Abba@s M^rza@, the na@÷eb-al-saltÂana (viceroy), and from Isfahan, the Safavid capital and Persia's most important clerical center in the Qajar period.
Fathá-¿Al^ Shah Qajar, Kala@m al-molu@k molu@k al-kala@m: D^va@n-e Fathá-¿Al^ ˆa@h, n.p., 1304/1886.
www.iranica.com /articles/v9f4/v9f433.html   (8623 words)

 Iran - THE QAJARS, 1795-1925
This time Agha Mohammad Qajar defeated the last Zand ruler outside Kerman in 1794 and made himself master of the country, beginning the Qajar dynasty that was to last until 1925.
The Qajars revived the concept of the shah as the shadow of God on earth and exercised absolute powers over the servants of the state.
The Qajars were unsuccessful, however, in their attempt to replace the army based on tribal levies with a European-style standing army having regular training, organization, and uniforms.
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 qajar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Qajar Royal tribe are Turkoman in origin and claim descent from a certain Ka-An-Lo, through the daughter of Ka'an, a son of Genghis Khan.
Iran was a divided country with regional centres of power, ruled by different dynasties each in a state of continuous warfare with its neighbour.
The Qajar chiefs switched their allegiances between the Afshars and the Zands through much of the century.
www.4dw.net /royalark/Persia/qajar.htm   (614 words)

 Pahlavi Dynasty
After centuries of misrule by its former rulers and the ravages of the war waged by foreign belligerents on its soil from 1914 to 1919, Iran in 1921 was prostrate, ruined, and on the verge of disintegration.
The last of the shahs of the Qajar dynasty, Ahmad Shah, was young and incompetent, and the Cabinet was weak and corrupt.
In 1925 the Majles deposed the absentee monarch, and a constituent assembly elected Reza Khan as shah, vesting sovereignty in the new Pahlavi dynasty.
persepolis.free.fr /iran/history/pahlavi.html   (3307 words)

 UCLA Today: 990322 L.A.'s
The exhibition insists that we take a new look at Qajar art, and that we reconsider the era as a period of interest unto itself, as a notable development in the history of Persian (and Islamic) art and, for better or worse, as the foundation of modern Iran's condition.
Admittedly, the Qajars did not exactly revive the grandeur and dominance of the Biblical era or the Safavid dynasty of the 16th and 17th centuries.
A new appreciation for this artistic achievement and a re-evaluation of the supposedly decadent Qajar dynasty and the Iran it ruled emerges strongly in Royal Persian Paintings.
www.today.ucla.edu /1999/990322la_s.html   (1234 words)

 Iran - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Iran
Construction of this training college for theology students was financed by the mother of Shah Sultan Hossein, last king of the Safavid dynasty, and represents the last flowering of that immensely fertile period in Persian art and architecture.
A period of violent disorder in the later 15th century was ended by the accession of the Safavid dynasty, who ruled between 1499 and 1736 but were deposed by the great warrior Nadir Shah (ruled 1736–47), whose death was followed by instability until the accession of the Qajar dynasty (1794–1925).
During the 18th century Persia was threatened by Russian expansion, culminating in the loss of Georgia in 1801 and a large part of Armenia in 1828.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Iran   (2743 words)

 Paris to host conference on “Entertainment in the Qajar Era”
The International Qajar Studies Association was founded in 1999 to establish formal study of Iran’s history between 1778 and 1925, a period of restricted academic enquiry under the Pahlavi dynasty.
The association is trying to identify the offspring of Fat’hali Shah of Qajar dynasty and to collect the family tree of all the kings and princess of the dynasty.
The project on studying Qajar costumes still continues after the International Conference on Dress and Costume of 19th Iran was held in June, 2002, in Leiden, the Netherlands.
www.mehrnews.ir /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=247578   (199 words)

 Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy, 1831-1896.(Review) - The Historian - HighBeam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The author of this book is an established authority on the modern history of Iran, especially the period of the Qajar dynasty (1895-1925).
In this monograph, Abbas Amanat has chosen the life and times of Nasir al-Din Shah, the longest ruling monarch of the Qajar dynasty, who reigned from 1848 to 1896 (the date of 1831 in the title was the year of his birth).
This view is applied to his subject in the Epilogue: "Nasir al-Din's monarchy was built on the symbolism of might and sovereignty and on the image of the Shah's religiosity and rectitude" (440).
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 Introduction to Qajar Dynasty Pages
However, with the demise of the Safavids, Iran fell back into a period of rule by various dynasties who were not able to unite all of Persia under one banner, with one exception: the brief and meteoric rise of Nader Shah Afshar (r.
That the Qajars (Kadjars) were not perfect (which government or ruler ever is?) does not imply that they did not make positive and lasting contributions to Persia, many of which, if they had been allowed to run their course, might well have resulted in a different Iran from the one we are witnessing today.
An extensive and accurate genealogy of Qajar (Kadjar) beginnings has also been researched by our cousin Fathali Ghahremani-Ghajar, for which we are extremely grateful, and on which we have also drawn for the essay on the "Origins of the Qajars (Kadjars)" in these pages.
www.qajarpages.org /qajintro.html   (1527 words)

 Coins of Qajar dynasty
Qajar dynasty is actually one of the most famous dynasties in the history of Iran.
This dynasty was founded by Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar in 1796 and after him, six other kings came to throne.
This period can be called as the transitional period toward modernization in Iran which came into cessation by the foundation of the Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1925.
irancollection.alborzi.com /Qajarcoin   (273 words)

 | Communications | The American Historical Review, . | The History Cooperative
This is related to the author's tendency to ascribe to "Qajar" elements and also "the Qajar dynasty" motives that were mostly the province of reformist or revolutionary figures strongly critical of the Qajars, and secondarily of another minority of far-sighted men in the government.
On the first page, there is a reference to "the Qajar dynasty's embrace of humanism and patriotic thinking," surely an exaggeration even for the dynasty's last three monarchs.
Throughout the article, "Qajar" is used as an adjective when discussing these reformers, referred to, for instance, on page 1172 as "Qajar thinkers," while on the next page we hear of "the Qajar interest in studying the individual," and are told that "Qajar statesmen.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/ahr/106.2/ah000720.html   (1822 words)

 MUSICAL ORIGINS AND STRUCTURE OF THE PERSIAN RADIF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Naaseraddin Shah-e Qajar (ruled 1848-1896), upon three visits to Europe, was highly impressed by the formal receptions and ceremonies held for him and his entourage by the monarchs and heads of state.
Prior to the Qajars each master had a repertoire of his or her own which shared general characteristics with other master's Radifs but was distinct in the specific arrangement of its melodic pieces.
Towards the end of the Qajar dynasty (1785-1925) there was a trend towards systematic modernization and westernization of Iran; and within cosmopolitan areas a decline in traditional culture started to appear.
people.ucsc.edu /~bobbaq/irmusic.htm   (2715 words)

 Qajar Dynasty --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The city was ravaged by the Mongols in the 12th century and visited by the historian Mostowfi in the 14th century.
The Pahlavi Dynasty was founded by Reza Khan, a man of humble origin who had gained control over the elite Cossack Brigade and used it to unify the country under his command.
Historical survey of this eighth century dynasty of the Muslim Empire of the Caliphate.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9062092   (817 words)

 Ahmad Shah Qajar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, surrounded by ambitious and unprincipled courtiers, he grew up unable to believe in himself or the future of his dynasty.
In 1926 Ahmad Shah was on a trip to Europe, but in November, the Shah's announcement that he intended to return hastened the deposition of his dynasty.
One of the four speakers in the Majles (parliament) against the motion to depose Ahmad Shah was Mossadegh, a relation of the Qajars and the future popular Prime Minister of the 1952-53 oil crisis.
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