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Ethnosocial Evolution of Iranian Society Ethnosocial Evolution of Iranian Society
Ethnosocial Evolution of Iranian Society Ethnosocial Evolution of Iranian Society

Olga Zhigalina

Ethnosocial Evolution of Iranian Society

Vostochnaya literatura

Moskva, 1996, 264 pages

ISBN: 5-02-017952-3

The book deals with the problems of the ethnosocial development of the Iranian society in monarch and in modem Iran. The author makes use of extensive Russian and foreign sources and archives. She endeavoured to pinpoint the major tendencies of ethnical evolution of Iran and changes of its social structure. Characteristics of Iranian community are discussed in the light of relations between the Iranians- Shiites as the representatives of the “title” ethnicity taking elite social level (in trade, finance, business etc.) and other ethnical groups which compose the ethnosocial periphery. The ethnic and social non-equality takes form of discrimination on the basis of language, religion, culture. Roots of conflicts, and national movements (of the Kurds, Baluchees, Turkmens, Azerbaijanese, Arabs and Kashkais), and factors that consolidated and differentiated Iranian society in the period of monarchy and of the years of Islamic Republic are being extensively analyzed.

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