This paper uses a political economy framework to explore the role of external agents of
change in Iran, and the impact of foreign trade during the 19th and 20th centuries,
particularly with Russia and Britain. The results of an historical archaeology exploring
landlord villages in the Tehran Plain are analysed here to show how the extremely long-lived
landlord village form of land tenure and economic and social control offers a useful case
study through which to approach an understanding of the impact of the political economy on
rural populations of the period.
CitationPost-Medieval Archaeology, 2018, 52(1), pp. 34-48
Alternative titleLes villages propriétaires d'Iran, exemples de matérialité et d'économie politique;Vermietungsdörfer des Iran als beispiele für politische ökonomie und materialität;I villaggi padronali dell'Iran come esempio di economia politica e materialità;Aldeas terratenientes de Irán como ejemplos de economía política y materialidad
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Archaeology and Ancient History/Core Staff
VersionAM (Accepted Manuscript)
Published inPost-Medieval Archaeology
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge) for Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology
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