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Modern Iranian History

Western—European and North American—historiography generally portrays the years between the death of Louis XIV in 1715 and the Congress of Vienna in 1815 as having given birth to the modern world—a republican world founded...

In March 1882, Iran’s newspaper readers encountered an unprecedented editorial appeal:

You, the learned of the country, who consider yourselves devoted to the progress of the country and the nation: why have you chosen...