The International Qajar Studies Association



~ Membership Benefits ~

* In addition to receiving Qajar Studies the Journal of the International Qajar Studies Association and its Newsletter as part of their membership package, members of the International Qajar Studies Association also benefit from an array of discounts and special admissions to International Qajar Studies Association sponsored events such as its Conferences and Exhibitions, as well as discounts on books, tapes and art work related to the Qajar era for which the Association will have negotiated a special discount for its membership. The list below indicates the discounts negotiated so far on behalf of IQSA's membership.



* All IQSA members can attend IQSA sponsored Events and Conferences at 10% discount prices, this includes the Annual Conference of the Association and all related events during that time.


* The International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA) is proud to announce that its members can now benefit from a generous discount package toward their purchases of books from Mazda Publishers of Costa Mesa, California. Many thanks to Mazda Publishers head, Mr. Ahmad Jabbari!

Mazda has published a series of excellent books on the Qajar period including,

Qajar Iran and the Rise of Reza Khan 1796-1925 by Prof. Nikki R. Keddie, a member of our own Advisory Council, which is available from Mazda Publishers to IQSA members through a special agreement with Professor Keddie at 40% discount.

In addition to that, all other books published by Mazda, are available to IQSA members at 30% discount, including the following titles which are of great interest to IQSA members and students of the Qajar period:

Society and Culture in Qajar Iran: Studies in Honor of Hafez Farmaian, Daniel Elton, editor


Traditional Crafts in Qajar Iran by Willem Floor,

Administrative and Social History of the Qajar Period, by Abdollah Mostofi (Mostofi-al-Mamaalek)

Diary of His Majesty the Shah of Persia During His Tour Through Europe in A.D. 1873, by J.W. Redhouse

Qajar Iran: Political, Social, and Cultural Change, edited by C.E. Bosworth and Carole Hillenbrand

History of the Wars, 1721-1738, by Abraham of Erevan. Translated and annotated from the Armenian by George A. Bournoutian,


History of Qarabagh, an annotated translation of Mirza Jamal Javanshir Qarabaghi's Tarikh-e Qarabagh, also by George A. Bournoutian.


Heritage of Persia, by Prof. Richard N. Frye, also a member of our Advisory Council.


Additionally, Mazda is offering its Rare Books to IQSA members at a 10% discount. To view their list of rare books, please click here.


* The International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA) is proud to announce that its members can now benefit from a 20% discount toward their purchases of all books from Mage Publishers of Washington, D.C. Many thanks to Mage Publishers and Mr. Amin Sepehri!

Mage has published a series of excellent books on the Qajar period which should be of interest to our members:

Agriculture in Qajar Iran, by Willem Floor

Crowning Anguish: Taj al-Saltana, Memoirs of a Persian Princess 1884-1914, edited by Abbas Amanat

Napoleon and Persia: Franco-Persian Relations Under the First Empire, by Iradj Amini. Ambassador Amini is an Advisory Council member of IQSA!

The Persian Revolution of 1905-1909, by Edward Browne

Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah and the Iranian Monarchy, 1831-1896, by Abbas Amanat

The Strangling of Persia, by W. M. Shuster

In the Land of the Lion and Sun, by C. J. Wills

The Persian Sphinx: Amir-Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution, by Abbas Milani



* The International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA) is proud to announce that I.B. Tauris Publishers has agreed to join us in offering discounts to members of our association. Members can now receive a 30% discount by identifying themselves as such when ordering titles related to Qajar Iran from I.B. Tauris. Many Thanks to Mr. Iradj Bagherzadeh, founder and president of I.B. Tauris. (To order any of the titles below, click on the I.B. Tauris site above and proceed to the appropriate page.)

Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and Imperial Russia's Mission to the Shah of Persia
Author: Laurence Kelly
I.B.Tauris, November 2001

In this biography of Alexander Griboyedov, Laurence Kelly paints a vivid picture of his remarkable literary and diplomatic gifts which were nevertheless overshadowed by tragedy. The book also makes a contribution to the diplomatic history of Russia, the Caucasus and Iran.

The English Amongst the Persians: Imperial Lives in Nineteenth-Century Iran
Author: Denis Wright
I.B. Tauris: February 2001

Against a background of intrigue and manipulation on both sides, the author charts the experiences and impact of those who helped to define the relationship between Britain and Iran from the end of the 18th century to the early 20th century. We meet the diplomats, soldiers, spies, traders, travellers, missionaries, engineers and doctors who all in their often colourful, different ways contributed to Anglo-Iranian understanding and misunderstanding. The text illuminates a little-known corner of British imperial and diplomatic history.

Iran and the Rise of Reza Shah: From Qajar Collapse to Pahlavi Power
Ghani, Cyrus
I.B. Tauris, 3 Nov 2000,

The post-World War I years encompass an important chapter in 20th century Iranian history. It began with a triumvirate of Iranian political grandees attempting to shoe-horn Iran into the British Empire. This was followed by a coup dÕetat. This work covers this birth of the modern Iranian state.
Readership: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research & Professional, General


Qajar Portraits: Figure Paintings from 19th-century Persia
Raby, Julian
I.B. Tauris, 30 Sep 1999,

The Qajars were a tribe of Turkic origin who controlled Iran for 140 years until the early 20th century. This book presents a comprehensive overview of Qajar imperial portraiture through 40 remarkable works of art. Portraiture was used intensively to further their dynastic and political ends.
Readership: General, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research & Professional

Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch 1785-1925: Two Hundred Years of Painting from the Royal Persian Courts
[Ed] Diba, Layla
I.B. Tauris, 30 Nov 1998,
Published in UK. Published in association with Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

The flowering of Persian painting and the visual arts of IranÕs Qajar period (1779-1925) is examined in this work, which focuses in particular on the growth of a remarkable tradition of life-size figural painting, virtually unseen in the Islamic world.
Readership: Research & Professional, General

State and Society in Iran: From Constitution to the Rise of the Pahlavi State
Katouzian, Homa
I.B. Tauris, 11 Aug 2000,

Offers a theoretical framework for the study of Iranian history, state and society which is then applied to social and political developments from the Constitutional Revolution to the period of the Pahlavi state. This analysis affords insights both into the present situation in Iran and its future.
Readership: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research & Professional, General

The Persians Amongst the English: Episodes in Anglo-Persian History
Wright, Denis
I.B. Tauris, 21 Feb 1985,
Published in UK. 291 pp, 234x156mm, Appendices, index
HARDBACK UK £45.00 1-85043-002-0
Readership: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research & Professional




For further questions regarding the Association, please contact:

Dr. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
President, International Qajar Studies Association at