Not only did they lose the caliphate but also the status of official madhhab. Press | In the second half of the seventh century BC, the Medes gained their independence and were united by Deioces. [210][211], On his deathbed in 1989, Khomeini appointed a 25-man Constitutional Reform Council which named then president Ali Khamenei as the next Supreme Leader, and made a number of changes to Iran's constitution. [70], The Seljuqs, who like the Ghaznavids were Persianate in nature and of Turkic origin, slowly conquered Iran over the course of the 11th century. They were also the first peoples to abolish slavery and write a bill of rights for humans and animals. Greek language, philosophy, and art came with the colonists. ARTS Art / Music Writing/ Literature Philosophy Math / Science Education Architecture Technology/ Innovations Combination of imperTransportation Several Iranian nobles and families such as king Dinar of the House of Karen, and later Kanarangiyans of Khorasan, mutinied against their Sasanian overlords. She wrote: "Good news.". The latter region was influenced by Persian history and culture, and moving the capital was part of the Persian mawali demand for Arab influence in the empire. [48] In 512/511, Macedon became a vassal kingdom of Persia.[48]. Under their rule Persian Architecture flourished again and saw many new monuments in various Iranian cities, of which Isfahan is the most notable example. The Soviet republics in the north were soon overthrown and the oil concessions were revoked.[182][183]. [47], In the late sixth century BC, Darius launched his European campaign, in which he defeated the Paeonians, conquered Thrace, and subdued all coastal Greek cities, as well as defeating the European Scythians around the Danube river. By the 1860s, lithographic book printing extended from India to the frontier territories of Afghanistan and was preferred to typographic printing because it better retained the traditional calligraphy. Parts of what is modern-day northwestern Iran was part of the Kura–Araxes culture (circa 3400 BC—ca. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the top diplomats of Britain, France and Germany also briefly took the stage behind them. In 1957 martial law was ended after 16 years and Iran became closer to the West, joining the Baghdad Pact and receiving military and economic aid from the US. In the first half of the first millennium BC, parts of what is now Iranian Azerbaijan were incorporated into Urartu. Others simply voluntarily refused to live under Christian Russian rule, and thus departed for Turkey or Iran. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel calls the Persians the "first Historical People". India, 1825. After conjuring the city of Babylon, in 539 BC, Cyrus the Great … Arabs and Turks participated in this attempt.[76][77][78]. In his press conference one day after election day, Rouhani reiterated his promise to recalibrate Iran's relations with the world. When Malik Shah I died in 1092, the empire split as his brother and four sons quarrelled over the apportioning of the empire among themselves. The general and the state secretary reported directly to the central government. Originally vassals of the Seljuqs, they took advantage of the decline of the Seljuqs to expand into Iran. The domination of the Sunni creed during the first nine Islamic centuries characterized the religious history of Iran during this period. Finally, Ghilzai Pashtun chieftain named Mir Wais Khan began a rebellion in Kandahar and defeated the Safavid army under the Iranian Georgian governor over the region, Gurgin Khan. Under Justinian I, the war came to an uneasy peace with payment of tribute to the Sassanians. The Khwarezm-Shah fled, to die on an island off the Caspian coast. [223][224], In 2009, Ahmadinejad's reelection was hotly disputed and marred by large protests that formed the "greatest domestic challenge" to the leadership of the Islamic Republic "in 30 years". The Shah managed to remain in power, granting a limited constitution in 1906 (making the country a constitutional monarchy). One of their significant inventions was their underground irrigation system, which were called qanats. [66], Islamization was a long process by which Islam was gradually adopted by the majority population of Iran. The attack took revolutionary Iran completely by surprise. [59], This influence carried forward to the Muslim world. [32] There is a large quantity of objects decorated with highly distinctive engravings of animals, mythological figures, and architectural motifs. [180], German interests held great influence within Iran in 1941, with the Germans staging a coup[citation needed] in an attempt to overthrow the Pahlavi dynasty. The Kara Koyunlu expanded their conquest to Baghdad, however, internal fighting, defeats by the Timurids, rebellions by the Armenians in response to their persecution,[109] and failed struggles with the Ag Qoyunlu led to their eventual demise. There were more than 182.000 Kurdish victims[202] of Iraq's chemical weapons during the eight-year war. [149][145], The area to the north of the river Aras, among which the territory of the contemporary republic of Azerbaijan, eastern Georgia, Dagestan, and Armenia were Iranian territory until they were occupied by Russia in the course of the 19th century.[150][151][152][153][154][155][156]. Major reforms took place under Darius. Over the centuries many scholars and scientists of Persian origin have written in Arabic, the preferred language for religious and scientific subjects. This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 17:19. The Library holds manuscripts in the original Arabic, as well as Turkish and Persian translations. However, these new amendments did not curtail the powers of the Supreme Leader of Iran in any way; this position still contained the ultimate authority over the armed forces, the making of war and peace, the final say in foreign policy, and the right to intervene in the legislative process whenever he deemed it necessary.[215]. The weapons were short knives, bows and arrows, slings and long knives otherwise known as swords. ), vol. [3] [4], On January 3, 2020, the United States military executed a drone strike at Baghdad Airport, killing Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Quds Force, an elite branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Tens of thousands of Iranian civilians and military personnel were killed when Iraq used chemical weapons in its warfare. [187] The Islamic clergy, headed by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (who had been exiled in 1964), were becoming increasingly vociferous. Of chief importance to Iraq was Khuzestan which not only boasted a substantial Arab population, but rich oil fields as well. The Library holds manuscripts in the original Arabic, as well as Turkish and Persian translations. Meanwhile, Persia's imperial rivals, the Ottomans and the Russians, took advantage of the chaos in the country to seize more territory for themselves. [133] At the Battle of Andalal and the Battle of Avaria, Nader's army was crushingly defeated and he lost half of his entire force, as well forcing him to flee for the mountains. These new Caucasian elements (the so-called ghilman / غِلْمَان / "servants"), almost always after conversion to Shi'ism depending on given function would be, were unlike the Qizilbash, fully loyal only to the Shah. The Parthian empire subsisted for five centuries, longer than most Eastern Empires. Borrowed the tool, manufacturing metal coins, from Lydians of Asia Minor. After Ghazan's nephew Abu Said died in 1335, however, the Ilkhanate lapsed into civil war and was divided between several petty dynasties – most prominently the Jalayirids, Muzaffarids, Sarbadars and Kartids. Arch Iran Med 10.1 (2007): 119-23. Qajar era currency bill with depiction of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar. During the Umayyad Caliphate, the Arab conquerors imposed Arabic as the primary language of the subject peoples throughout their empire. [181], At the Tehran Conference of 1943, the Allies issued the Tehran Declaration guaranteed the post-war independence and boundaries of Iran. Talk about paradise and we’ll refer to the Persian Gardens. From 334 BCE to 331 BCE, Alexander the Great, also known in Avestan as Arda Wiraz Nâmag ("the accursed Alexander"), defeated Darius III in the battles of Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela, swiftly conquering the Persian Empire by 331 BCE. The Samanid dynasty led the revival of Persian culture and the first important Persian poet after the arrival of Islam, Rudaki, was born during this era and was praised by Samanid kings. Unit H - Age of Exploration. Iran remained divided until the arrival of Timur, an Iranified Turco-Mongol[101] belonging to the Timurid dynasty. In mid-1973, the Shah returned the oil industry to national control. The south-western part of Iran was part of the Fertile Crescent where most of humanity's first major crops were grown, in villages such as Susa (where a settlement was first founded possibly as early as 4395 cal BC)[23] and settlements such as Chogha Mish, dating back to 6800 BC;[24][25] there are 7,000-year-old jars of wine excavated in the Zagros Mountains[26] (now on display at the University of Pennsylvania) and ruins of 7000-year-old settlements such as Tepe Sialk are further testament to that. Battle of Elisabethpol (Ganja), 1828. Many of the Caucasian territories broke away in various Caucasian khanates. [17] Evidence for Upper Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic periods are known mainly from the Zagros Mountains in the caves of Kermanshah, Piranshahr and Khorramabad and a few number of sites in the Alborz and Central Iran. Items from India, China, and Iran passed easily across the Asian steppes, and these contacts culturally enriched Iran. [129] By these events, the Safavid dynasty had effectively ended. With the death of the Umayyad Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik in 743, the Islamic world was launched into civil war. This comprehensive manual in three volumes deals with the human body, ailments, and the medicinal properties of plants. There are a number of historians who see the rule of the Umayyads as setting up the "dhimmah" to increase taxes from the dhimmis to benefit the Muslim Arab community financially and by discouraging conversion. [75], Although Persians adopted the religion of their conquerors, over the centuries they worked to protect and revive their distinctive language and culture, a process known as Persianization. The Cyrus Cylinder is a clay canister-shaped artifact inscribed with cuneiform script issued by Cyrus II (the Great, r. c. 550-530 BCE) c. 539 BCE. Undefeated for years, his defeat in Dagestan, following guerrilla rebellions by the Lezgins and the assassination attempt on him near Mazandaran is often considered the turning point in Nader's impressive career. Dozens were killed and hundreds were injured when troops finally quelled the unrest. Their successor, the Ghaznawids, who were of non-Iranian Turkic origin, also became instrumental in the revival of Persian culture. Sitemap. Iran officially became an Islamic Republic on April 1, 1979, when Iranians overwhelmingly approved a national referendum to make it so.[191]. The Abbasid army consisted primarily of Khorasanians and was led by an Iranian general, Abu Muslim Khorasani. technology. He was killed in 281 BCE by Ptolemy Keraunos. Brian Todd Carey, Joshua Allfree, John Cairns. On April 2, 2015, following eight days of tortuous discussions in Switzerland, which lasted through the night to Thursday, Iran and six world powers (United States, United Kingdom, France, China and Russia plus Germany) agreed on the outlines of an understanding to limit Iran's nuclear programs, negotiators indicated, as both sides prepared for announcements. [170] Nevertheless, the city of Erivan retained a Muslim majority up to the twentieth century. In 612 BC, Cyaxares, Deioces' grandson, and the Babylonian king Nabopolassar invaded Assyria and laid siege to and eventually destroyed Nineveh, the Assyrian capital, which led to the fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. [215] The pressures from the population placed on the new Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led to an uneasy alliance between him and President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Afterward, they struggled with their rival Oghuz Turks, the Kara Koyunlu. [174] In 1925, after being prime minister for two years, Reza Khan became the first shah of the Pahlavi dynasty. The earliest archaeological artefacts in Iran were found in the Kashafrud and Ganj Par sites that are thought to date back to 10,000 years ago in the Middle Paleolithic. [61] By 674, Muslims had conquered Greater Khorasan (which included modern Iranian Khorasan province and modern Afghanistan and parts of Transoxiana). The Samanids also revived many ancient Persian festivals. [89], While Genghis Khan was conquering Transoxania and Persia, several Chinese who were familiar with gunpowder were serving in Genghis's army. Franz Roubaud. These leaders established the observatory where Omar Khayyám did much of his experimentation for a new calendar, and they built religious schools in all the major towns. Abbas I first fought the Uzbeks, recapturing Herat and Mashhad in 1598, which had been lost by his predecessor Mohammad Khodabanda by the Ottoman–Safavid War (1578–1590). [70] The Abbasid caliphs began enlisting mamluks, Turkic-speaking warriors, who had been moving out of Central Asia into Transoxiana as slave warriors as early as the 9th century. Since he became ill and died before, or while, leaving Egypt, stories developed, as related by Herodotus, that he was struck down for impiety against the ancient Egyptian deities. His empire was the Seleucid Empire. Nizaris used this fortress until a Mongol raid in 1256. [190] The final collapse of the Pahlavi dynasty occurred shortly after on February 11 when Iran's military declared itself "neutral" after guerrillas and rebel troops overwhelmed troops loyal to the Shah in armed street fighting. [9] Functioning again as a leading world power, this time amongst the neighbouring Ottoman Empire, its arch-rival for centuries, Iran had been a monarchy ruled by an emperor almost without interruption from 1501 until the 1979 Iranian Revolution, when Iran officially became an Islamic republic on April 1, 1979. Iran's rapidly modernising, capitalist economy was replaced by populist and Islamic economic and cultural policies. The Kurdish uprising, led by the KDPI, was the most violent, lasting until 1983 and resulting in 10,000 casualties. As a result, by 1832, the number of ethnic Armenians had matched that of the Muslims. Rayhanat al- adab, (3rd ed. Once a major empire, Iran has endured invasions too, by the Macedonians, Arabs, Turks, and the Mongols. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei issued a fatwa forbidding the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons. In November 1971, Iranian forces seized control of three islands at the mouth of the Persian Gulf; in response, Iraq expelled thousands of Iranian nationals. There were however some exceptions to this general domination which emerged in the form of the Zaydīs of Tabaristan (see Alid dynasties of northern Iran), the Buyids, the Kakuyids, the rule of Sultan Muhammad Khudabandah (r. Shawwal 703-Shawwal 716/1304-1316) and the Sarbedaran.[100]. At the close of the fourteenth century, after Timur's campaigns, the Timurid Renaissance flourished, and Islam had become the dominant faith, and Armenians became a minority in Eastern Armenia. Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (016.00.00), Bookmark this item: //www.loc.gov/exhibits/thousand-years-of-the-persian-book/science-and-technology.html#obj016. At that time, the Khwarazmian Empire was ruled by Ala ad-Din Muhammad (1200–1220). Relations between the two countries have remained deeply antagonistic and American international sanctions have hurt Iran's economy.[201]. His reign is noted for the reemergence of a centrally led and united Iran. In the 9th and 10th centuries, non-Arab subjects of the Ummah created a movement called Shu'ubiyyah in response to the privileged status of Arabs. On the unilateral behalf of the United Arab Emirates, the islands of Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs became objectives as well. The first shah of the Sasanian Empire, Ardashir I, started reforming the country economically and militarily. In the summer of 1979 a new constitution giving Khomeini a powerful post as guardian jurist Supreme Leader[197] and a clerical Council of Guardians power over legislation and elections, was drawn up by an Assembly of Experts for Constitution. Mohammad Khatami's presidency was soon marked by tensions between the reform-minded government and an increasingly conservative and vocal clergy. [3] The Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC), founded by Cyrus the Great, was the first true global superpower state[4] and it ruled from the Balkans to North Africa and also Central Asia, spanning three continents, from their seat of power in Persis (Persepolis). [69], One of the first changes the Abbasids made after taking power from the Umayyads was to move the empire's capital from Damascus, in the Levant, to Iraq. [166] As a result of the Treaty of Gulistan (1813) and the Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828), Iran was forced to cede Iranian Armenia (which also constituted the present-day Armenia), to the Russians. Legal | "[177], Many of the new laws and regulations created resentment among devout Muslims and the clergy. [64] In al-Biruni's From The Remaining Signs of Past Centuries for example it is written: When Qutaibah bin Muslim under the command of Al-Hajjaj bin Yousef was sent to Khwarazmia with a military expedition and conquered it for the second time, he swiftly killed whomever wrote the Khwarazmian native language that knew of the Khwarazmian heritage, history, and culture. Following the events of the revolution, Marxist guerrillas and federalist parties revolted in some regions comprising Khuzistan, Kurdistan and Gonbad-e Qabus, which resulted in severe fighting between rebels and revolutionary forces. Finally, the Constitutionalist movement of Gilan and the central power vacuum caused by the instability of the Qajar government resulted in the rise of Reza Khan, who was later to become Reza Shah Pahlavi, and the subsequent establishment of the Pahlavi dynasty in 1925. [29] There are also dozens of prehistoric sites across the Iranian plateau pointing to the existence of ancient cultures and urban settlements in the fourth millennium BC,[24] One of the earliest civilizations in Iranian plateau was the Jiroft culture in southeastern Iran in the province of Kerman. Based in modern-day Iran, it controlled a wide region of the Middle East from roughly 550 to 330 BCE. [68], Parts of northwestern Iran were conquered in the early 13th century AD by the Kingdom of Georgia, led by Tamar the Great.[87]. The state of their economy also influenced the government to move towards ending their diplomatic isolation. They set up an empire known as Great Seljuq Empire that stretched from Anatolia in the west to western Afghanistan in the east and the western borders of (modern-day) China in the north-east; and was the target of the First Crusade. In a sense, Iranian Islam is a second advent of Islam itself, a new Islam sometimes referred to as Islam-i Ajam. The Safavid ruling dynasty was founded by Ismāil, who styled himself Shāh Ismāil I. 1992 days since End of School Year. [15] There are more cultural remains of Neandertals dating back to the Middle Paleolithic period, which mainly have been found in the Zagros region and fewer in central Iran at sites such as Kobeh, Kunji, Bisitun Cave, Tamtama, Warwasi, and Yafteh Cave. They were unable to hold power for long, however, particularly after the death of Mahmud in 1030. Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (016.00.01), Bookmark this item: //www.loc.gov/exhibits/thousand-years-of-the-persian-book/science-and-technology.html#obj016p1. 56, No. Iran has continually reasserted its national identity throughout the centuries and has developed as a distinct political and cultural entity. The Khwarazmian dynasty only lasted for a few decades, until the arrival of the Mongols. During the civil war, Iran permanently lost Basra in 1779 to the Ottomans, which had been captured during the Ottoman–Persian War (1775–76),[140] and Bahrain to Al Khalifa family after Bani Utbah invasion in 1783. It contained both Iranian and Arab elements, and the Abbasids enjoyed both Iranian and Arab support. Iran remained officially neutral. Its territory expanded until the empire reached from Greece to India. [96] A large number of people, particularly males, were killed; between 1220 and 1258, 90% of the total population of Iran may have been killed as a result of mass extermination and famine.[97]. The total Iranian casualties of the war were estimated to be between 500,000 and 1,000,000. Painted by Franz Roubaud. [164] [143] Nevertheless, Heraclius II still rejected the Khan's ultimatum. He was beaten by an independent candidate from the reformist, Mohammad Khatami. Iran became the major conduit of Allied Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union. The Khorramdin rebellion of Babak spread to the Western and Central parts of Iran and lasted more than twenty years before it was defeated when Babak was betrayed by Afshin, a senior general of the Abbasid Caliphate. (These had been founded by the Greeks as colonies many years before). "Записка о переселеніи армянъ изъ Персіи въ наши области", "CIA documents acknowledge its role in Iran's 1953 coup", "The Dangerous Classes and the 1953 Coup in Iran. [213] Under his reign Iran's regime is said – by at least one observer – to resemble more "a clerical oligarchy ... than an autocracy."[213]. This one-of-a-kind reference provides unbiased coverage of the cultural history of the Persian Empire, examining the Median, Achaemenid, Parthian, Kushan, and Sasanian dynasties and tracing the development and maturation of Iranian societies during a period of nearly 1,500 years. [134] Though Nader managed to take most of Dagestan during his campaign, the effective guerrilla warfare as deployed by the Lezgins, but also the Avars and Laks made the Iranian re-conquest of the particular North Caucasian region this time a short lived one; several years later, Nader was forced to withdraw. Depiction of united Medes and Persians at the Apadana, Persepolis. It rejected British and Russian demands to expel the Germans. Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress (019.00.00), Bookmark this item: //www.loc.gov/exhibits/thousand-years-of-the-persian-book/science-and-technology.html#obj019, About | Accessibility | to 331 B.C.E. Also known as the first Persian Empire (550 BC – 330 BC), the Achaemenid dynasty was known for its elite force of warriors named by Herodotus - ‘The Immortals’. Hassani hopes the exhibition will highlight the contributions of non-Western cultures — like the Muslim empire that once covered Spain and Portugal, Southern Italy and stretched as far … During this time, the Sassanian and Romano-Byzantine armies clashed for influence in Anatolia, the western Caucasus (mainly Lazica and the Kingdom of Iberia; modern-day Georgia and Abkhazia), Mesopotamia, Armenia and the Levant. Apart from this domination there existed, firstly, throughout these nine centuries, Shia inclinations among many Sunnis of this land and, secondly, original Imami Shiism as well as Zaydī Shiism had prevalence in some parts of Iran. Persian historical events focus on the various Ottoman-Safavid wars as well as the political reforms & turmoil faced by the empire in its later stages. In 1989, they created a sequence of constitutional amendments that removed the office of prime minister and increased the scope of presidential power. In response the Allies invaded in August 1941, and easily overwhelmed the weak Iranian army in Operation Countenance. Because of these weaknesses, neither the Romans nor the Parthians were able completely to annex each other's territory. The Persian Empire was created by Cyrus II, known as Cyrus the Great (559-529 BC). ‘Chapar Khane’ is a Persian term for the first postal service system used during … Shortly thereafter the real power of the Abbasid caliphs began to wane; eventually, they became religious figureheads while the warrior slaves ruled.[68]. The movement was led by Persian freedom fighter Babak Khorramdin. Persians made important contributions to algebra and chemistry, invented the wind-power machine, and … After the death of Nader Shah and the last of the Zands, most of Iran's Caucasian territories had broken away into various Caucasian khanates. Portrait of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar. The Mongols lowered taxes for artisans, encouraged agriculture, rebuilt and extended irrigation works, and improved the safety of the trade routes. The reassertion of Iranian hegemony over Georgia did not last long; in 1799 the Russians marched into Tbilisi. Of the former Seljuq Empire, only the Sultanate of Rum in Anatolia remained. The Old Persian language appears in royal inscriptions, written in a specially adapted version of the cuneiform script. عجايب Ø§Ù„مخلوقات Ùˆ ØºØ±Ø§Ø¦Ø¨ Ø§Ù„موجودات (Marvels of Creation and Oddities of Existence). 1, p. 181. Much industry was nationalized, laws and schools Islamicized, and Western influences banned. Early agricultural communities such as Chogha Golan in 10,000 BC[18][19] along with settlements such as Chogha Bonut (the earliest village in Elam) in 8000 BC,[20][21] began to flourish in and around the Zagros Mountains region in western Iran. Found guilty, his sentence reduced to house arrest on his family estate while his foreign minister, Hossein Fatemi, was executed. Since much of the Abbasid administration had been Persian anyway, the Buyids were quietly able to assume real power in Baghdad. [110], Aq Qoyunlu were Turkmen[111][112] under the leadership of the Bayandur tribe,[113] tribal federation of Sunni Muslims who ruled over most of Iran and large parts of surrounding areas from 1378 to 1501 CE. Khomeini sought to export his Islamic revolution westward into Iraq, especially on the majority Shi'a Arabs living in the country. When Donald Trump was campaigning to become President of the US, he repeatedly said he would abandon the Iran nuclear deal. Erekle II and Teimuraz II, who, in 1744, had been made the kings of Kakheti and Kartli respectively by Nader himself for their loyal service,[136] capitalized on the eruption of instability, and declared de facto independence. [190], In between, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi left the country for exile in January 1979 after strikes and demonstrations paralyzed the country, and on February 1, 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran. 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