Book of achievements of the Pahlavi Monarchs – A Pictorial Historic Record
Non-fiction of ageless quality and souvenir value.
This is an unprecedented research laid out in 374 pages, hard cover, printed on quality glossy paper, featuring over 1200 color and black-and-white pictures, rare historic documents from Pahlavi dynasty’s family albums and Mehriran Publishing’s own archives of images and documents; including the rich and invaluable annals of the achievements of the Pahlavi kings, documenting the era of change and evolution in the Iranian society and the manifestations of the constructive era of Reza Shah’s reign; a new look at a century of Iran’s contemporary history and the golden era Reza Shah, Mohammad Reza Shah and Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi.
Royal weddings, births of princes and princesses, the Coronation festivity, the celebrations marking the 2500th anniversary of the founding of royal regime in Iran; a pictorial presentation of the vicissitudes, joys and sorrows, loves and frustrations of the Pahlavi kings and princes; an unforgettable epic of the lives of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great,
great - grand children of Reza Shah, all depicted in the historic book titled “Shahnameh Pahlavi Book”
Presented by Mansoureh Pirnia, Daryoush Pirnia and Daria Pirnia, a culmination of over 40 years of research and collecting the richest pictorial and documented book on Iran’s royal dynasty.
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For a nation to build its future she must acknowledge its past; history has taught us that it is not possible to build the future without taking stock of the past. Today’s realities have made it ineluctable for Iranians to ignore the past. Shahnameh Pahlavi Book is submitted to the Iranian public opinion for precisely this objective.
The author, Mansoureh Pirnia, the editor, Daryoush Pirnia, and the designer Daria Pirnia, hereby present the product of four decades of research and untiring efforts to collect and collate the extensive material that has gone into the production of this unique pictorial history of Pahlavi monarchy.
In other words, the “Shahnameh Pahlavi”
Recounting the contributions of the Pahlavi kings as testified by pictures and historical facts.
The book is a unique documentary collection of over 1200 photographs -- color and black-and-white -- presented in 374 pages printed on quality glossy paper documented by rare historical documents from Pahlavi dynasty’s family albums and Mehriran Publishing’s own archives of images and documents; including the rich and invaluable annals of the achievements of the Pahlavi kings, documenting the era of change and evolution in the Iranian society and the manifestations of the constructive era of Reza Shah’s reign. It offers a new look at a century of Iran’s contemporary history and the golden age of Reza Shah, Mohammad Reza Shah and Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi.
The book features the Royal weddings, births of princes and princesses, the Coronation festivity, the celebrations to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire; it is a pictorial narration of the vicissitudes, joys and sorrows, loves and misfortunes of the Pahlavi kings and princes. The unforgettable saga of several generations of the lives of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the Pahlavi dynasty, founded by Reza Shah, is illustrated in this historic book.
Rich in chronological details compiled from quotations from and writings by scholars, the book unfolds a contemporary century of Iranian history across your minds’ eyes to show you the contributions our most immediate generations have made upon which we should have been enabled to build up a better future. Iran’s contemporary history as narrated in this book illustrates the ups and downs the nation experienced in the hope to ensure its rightful place in the community of nations.
This unique collection presents illustrations and facts never before gathered and collated so comprehensively.
Previously, the Pirnia family has had the privilege to familiarize the Iranian nation with its glorious pre-Islamic history through the compendium of age-old Iranian literary works compiled by Hassan Pirnia “Moshir Al Doleh.”
The book comprises of a prologue, an introduction to the “Shahnameh Pahlavi” and the beginning of the reign of the first Pahlavi king in the following chapters:
Chapter I – The events of 15 March 1878 through 22 February 1921; Reza Shah’s birth place, Alasht; the stone tablet acknowledging the services of Reza Shah’s forefathers in the Iranian army; his joining the Persian Cossack Brigade; his adeptness in using Maxim machine gun, his reputation as “Reza Maxim”; among comrades at arm and in uniform prior to the coup on 22 February1921 as commander of the army’s special task company in Hamadan Atriade (?); with a rank comparable to Brigadier, Reza Khan trains his men; move toward Tehran; the Cossack force fighting the insurgents; events from 22 February till 16 September 1926; the coup of 22 February 1921; 27 February, the post-coup era; I order; Reza Khan, commander of the army; seeing off Ahmad Shah of the Qajar dynasty; the commander-in-chief among the first group of army offers to be sent to Europe for education and military training; issuing the order of general force to fight Mirza Kuchek Khan Jangali; Reza Khan as commander of the army, war minister and commander-in-chief; prime minister; moving on Khuzestan and south of Iran to disarm Sheikh Khazal; a step toward unification of the country: Reza Khan as minister of war in Qhavam Saltaneh’s cabinet; the army commander and comrades; army commander and minister of war in Moshir-doleh’s cabinet; the formation of the constitution and the speech by Reza Khan Pahlavi; ascension to the throne at Gulistan Palace; creation of power center; independence; general military order, the law authorizing a loan of $1 million from the U.S. government for delinquent military payments.
From 24 April 1926 through 16 September 1941:
Coronation of Reza Shah Pahlavi at Gulistan Palace, oath of service to Iran; naming Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as crown prince; formation of Iranian army and integration of military forces; establishment of the Ministry of Culture; enactment of the law on sending Iranian student abroad for higher education; the law of mandatory military service; enactment of the law of standards and measurements; the law replacing the Arabic designation of months with the Persian names and replacing the lunar Islamic calendar with the Persian solar calendar as the official Iranian calendar, beginning on the first day of the year 1304 (21 March 1925); enactment of the law of establishment of department of deeds and properties registration; establishment of the ministry of public works; establishment of railways administration, dedication of the main railways station; the law modern dress code for Iranians; the law of civil registration and vital statistics; the book of births of the Pahlavi royal family; the law authorizing the establishment of the National Bank of Iran; the law or marriage; expansion of the petroleum industry; agricultural development; establishment of factories and expansion of industries; Reza Shah Pahlavi’s visit to Turkey and his meeting with Kemal Mustafa Pasha “Ataturk,” president of Turkey, dedication of new premises for the post office; order establishing national military service; expansion of mother industries and establishment of factories, including the sugar factory in Varamin; Reza Shah Pahlavi’s tour of Iran’s historic monuments in Persepolis along with the crown prince Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the king’s instructions on preservation of the nation’s historic heritage; establishment of the National Museum of Iran.
From 25 August 1941 through 26 July 1944
From 26 October 1920 till August 1981
Life and fate of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, from birth to being designated as crown prince; trip to Switzerland to pursue education; marriage to Princess Fawzia; birth of Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi; ascension of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi to the throne; World War II; divorcing his first wife; insurgency in Azarbaijan Province; marrying Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari; life with Queen Soraya Pahlavi; the uprising of 20 October 1953; sad separation; meeting and marrying Farah Diba while she was a student of Architecture in Paris; births of crown prince Reza Pahlavi, Princess Farahnaz, Prince Alireza and Princess Leila Pahlavi; reign and political and social life; the social reforms of January 26; land reform and land distribution; trip to Turkey, USA, India, some European countries; visiting Iran’s manufacturing plants and industrial centers; inaugurating the new facilities of Radio Iran; attending official and commemorative ceremonies; sovereign coins and memorabilia; celebrations and festivities; coronation; commemoration of the 2500 years of Persian Empire; medals and decorations instituted under the Pahlavi regime; the White Revolution; among the people; trip to Khuzestan and the far corners of the country; meeting world leaders and personalities; leaving Iran on exile; stay in Egypt, the Bahamas, Mexico, Morocco, USA, and returning to Egypt to die there.
Chronology of the life of Reza Shah II; birth and life of Reza Pahlavi as crown prince; his childhood, attending the coronation of his father; studying in the primary and high school named after him; training as pilot; participating in scouts jamborees; meeting world personalities; official visits to a number of European countries, including France and England, visiting the USSR, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore. Leaving for the United States to pursue higher education; life in exile in Egypt and Morocco along with his parents and siblings; mourning the passing of his father; declaring his status as heir apparent to the throne; falling in love and getting married; becoming a father; raising his children; continuing his political struggles, trying to win back freedom for his compatriots .
Chapter IV: Family tree, life and personal characteristics of Reza Shah Pahlavi and his descendants; a chronology of the life of Reza Shah; chronology of the life of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi .
Epilogue: A Mehriran Publication, index of names, an English-language description of the book.