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Cambridge Archive Editions Online is the first-ever digital presentation of the exceptionally well-known and respected series of British archival reprints.
Cambridge Archive Editions (CAE) identifies, selects, arranges, and describes a wide range of the most important documents from the British Government records to create a true survey of an historical period, political movement, or a country’s development.
In the Near and Middle East Collection, CAE utilizes Britain’s rich history with Middle Eastern countries via its East India Company trade routes up through the Persian Gulf. The British archives have particularly deep veins of material on boundary formation, tribal relations, state development and political relations.
This 7-volume set presents a collection of documents from many British Government files. The set opens with the Shah newly restored to the throne, and closes in the aftermath of his attempted assassination by a member of his Imperial Guard. Edited to provide a chronological development of themes and a description of each document. This period of 1954-1956 is characterized by Iran’s robust responses to the major internal and external issues and crises which had beset the country in the immediate preceding years, in particular the repositioning of the oil industry as a state-sponsored entity which led to a dramatically improved economy, empowering Iran, especially in the context of relations with Britain, as well as western Europe and, to a lesser extent, the USA. (download brochure)
This thirteen-volume set includes nine thousand pages of facsimile documents and more than twenty maps on the recent history of the Kurdish people, tracing early insurgencies, inter-relations with neighboring tribes and other ethnic groups, while examining the territories pertaining to the Kurdish homeland. All relevant documents which could be sourced from the records of the Government of India at the British Library, Foreign Office, War Office, India Office, Colonial Office and Cabinet at the National Archives relating to the themes of territory and the struggle for it, for the period have been traced and included. (download brochure)