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Representatives of the First Iranian Parliament
This photograph shows the representatives of the first Iranian Majles (parliament) in front of the military academy, which served as the first parliament building. In the 1870s–early 20th century, leading political figures in Iran concluded that the only way to save country from government corruption and foreign manipulation was to make a written code of laws, an attitude that laid the foundation for the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905–7. The movement for a constitution bore fruit during the reign of Muẓaffar ad-Dīn Shah of the Qajar dynasty, who ...
Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia. An Account of an Englishwoman's Eight Years' Residence Amongst the Women of the East
Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia: An Account of an Englishwoman's Eight Years' Residence Amongst the Women of the East is an account by Mary Hume-Griffith, the wife of Dr. Albert Hume-Griffith, a British medical missionary, of living and working in Persia (Iran) and the Turkish province of Mosul (in present-day northern Iraq) in the years 1900‒1908. While her husband was engaged in medical work, Mary Hume-Griffith spent much time in the company of women, whose culture behind closed doors in andarun (women’s quarters) she ...
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