• The Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty

  • A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jamie Peters
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty, then pay attention....

Most people have heard about the famous and mighty Persian Empire of old, be it the one ruled by the Achaemenid Dynasty which challenged the Greeks and ultimately fell to the might Alexander the Great or the later Persian Empire ruled by the Parthian and Sassanid Dynasties which fought against the Romans and the Byzantines before being conquered by the Arab tribes which brought the Islamic religion to the Iranian Plateau. However, after those glory days of the ancient era, the Persian story is relatively ignored, hidden in the dark corners of history. Because of this, most of us have no idea how the Persian Empire became the contemporary Iranian republic. This guide aims to fill this hole in the Persian story, taking a look at the modern history of Iran during which this crucial change occurred. 

In The Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty: A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925, you will discover topics such as:

  • Geography and Ancient History of Persia
  • Modern History of Persia and the Afsharid Dynasty
  • The Persian Empire under the Qajar Dynasty
  • Modern Persian Society
  • Culture of Modern Persia
  • And Much, Much More!

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Best of 25+ CH's I've heard

Finally, for the first time in all the CH's I've listened to, a comprehensive overview of not only the rise and fall of the dynasties and the rulers who caused them to rise and fall, but also of the societies that they lived in and help shape. There were at last full descriptions of the lives, foods, crafts, and dress of common people, with even a beautifully painted picture of the art and architecture of the time.

CH gave a full and understandable summery of how the interference of foreign powers and efforts to modernize based on European, not Persian, history and customs shaped the attitudes of the common people and Iran's modern culture. The explanation of the differences between Sunni and Shia Islam and how these especially dictated the path of Iran into it's current state was particularly helpful in giving me a much deeper understanding of the Iran of today.

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Fair. But...

This walks an awkward line between sucking Iran's dick and being progressive. Contains more conclusions than facts.

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Slightly over the top

This really is a terrific book, no kidding. The curious thing to me is that nobody has tried to make it into a movie. It is immensely cinematic. Highly recommended.

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Amazing

I'm enjoying the book It's very accurate in the historical matters. I highly recommend it

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Very interesting and informative.

I don't think Iran will ever recover from the rule of the long beards. This book like a novel and is packed with behind the scenes info on The Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925. Well done Captivating History.

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Real History

I lived in Iran in 1974 and 1975, and have never lost interest in that country. Rich in detail, this will be the defining book about The Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty.

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WONDERFUL BOOK!

The author did his research and presents his case, positive or negative based on facts. Highly recommended.

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A truly great historical history

The stories of romance, deception, loyalty, political corruption weave through each chapter of the Afsharid and Qajar of Iran and his family in this well-researched, well-written, fascinating book by Captivating History.

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How not to be king.

An excellent expose on The Afsharid and Qajar's life, their strength and weakness and more than anything else on their humanity.

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Super interesting.

Love it it is fantastic and realistic audiobook, without any kind of sympathy for anyone. Just facts

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  • AdaWaldrup
  • 12-24-19

Why people study history

This book does provide an excellent insight in modern Iran but I would suggest that you combine it with some other book focused on the pre-modern era of Iran.

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  • ClotildeLeduc
  • 12-24-19

Interesting but based on limited sources

This is a thoroughly researched book that explains in clear detail the antecedents and consequences of the history of Iran.

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  • GretaClingman
  • 12-24-19

Clear and comprehensible

A very open and understandable description of Iran. If only it were required learning for western politicians, they might make fewer errors in their dealings with the country.

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  • AzzieDuprey
  • 12-24-19

Excellent balance

Short and logical chronology benefits judged correctly with event recall. Easy style but learning Farsi idioms. An excellent audiobook!

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  • TisaCeaser
  • 12-24-19

Nice book

He is critical of foreign interventions in the region, as well as authoritarian aspects of recent regimes. The book presents the history of modern Iran until current events and poses the dilemmas faced.

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  • VaniaNolasco
  • 12-24-19

I would recommend the book

The unfortunate slights such as these somewhat undermine the writer's surely learned opinion on other issues.
Overall, I would recommend the book as it presents rich material for thought and further research.

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  • RivaRossetti
  • 12-22-19

Almost great.

Very informative and interesting history of Persia. Well researched and mostly well written.Really love it...

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  • HoaGraffam
  • 12-22-19

A Captivating Guide

The author has masterfully crafted this book so that anyone who enjoys history will be captivated.

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  • DelphaJonas
  • 12-22-19

Great Subject And Great Composition

This audiobook is an interesting analysis of the kingdoms which controlled Mesopotamia (Persian Empire). It distributes with the rulers, battles, religions and notable successes made by their kings.

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  • MckinleyRaiford
  • 12-22-19

The Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty

It is written in a very easy way and shows what went on to bring Shi'ism to Persia. Shi'ism took its roots here and declared after the Safavids made it into a state religion.