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With new and present proof being reconsidered, this edited assortment takes a multidisciplinary method of discussing the Qajar process in the context of the wars that engulfed it and the sessions of peace that ensued. It throws new gentle at the decision-making techniques, the restraints on motion, and the political exigencies at play in the course of the Qajar years.
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My informant’s remarks were of sufﬁcient interest to deserve recording. 3 A Journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, in the Years 1808 and 1809 (London, 1812). See especially chapters X, XI, XII and XIII. e. Farman Farma of Shiraz, did not only withhold revenue, but also enraged his father by his hostility to the nomination by FathAli Shah of Abbas Mirza’s son, Mohammad as heir apparent; Hossein-Ali considered that he should be named as the successor to the recently deceased Abbas Mirza.
Sir Denis Wright relates the essence of this treaty thus: Malcolm was instructed to encourage Persian attacks on Afghanistan, to counteract any possible moves by “those villainous but active democrats, the French” and to stimulate English and Indian trade. . 37 The Russians for their part were not interested in treaties of mutual assistance with the Persians. They were about to conquer what they needed from the Persian-controlled areas of the southern Caucasus. As for the rest, they would negotiate with Persia from a position of strength once their conquest was complete.
The intricacies of the debate between rational choice theorists and prospect theorists are beyond the scope of this paper, but the predominant view is that prospect theory is a departure from rational choice as it focuses on emotion (loss aversion and framing) as a determinant of action, whereas pure rational choice 40 Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar theories abstract from emotion to focus on a strict utility maximization principle. (For a thorough discussion see McDermott’s introductory remarks in the above special issue on prospect theory, pp.