Kasravi, Tabrizi Ahmad

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Kasravi, Tabrizi Ahmad


Born Sept. 30, 1890, in Tabriz; died Mar. 11, 1946, in Tehran. Iranian historian and publicist.

Kasravi was a lawyer by profession. He wrote on the history of the Iranian Revolution of 1905–11 and on Iranian history from the tenth to the 16th century. He also wrote about Islam. Kasravi expressed the interests of the Iranian petite bourgeoisie. His works advanced the idea of people’s sovereignty. He envisioned a future society consisting of small-scale property owners.


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Kasravi Tabrizi (Friend of the People, vol. 1: Ahmad Kasravi Tabrizi). Tehran, 1947.
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