By Daniel Tsadik

in line with archival and first resources in Persian, Hebrew, Judeo-Persian, Arabic, and ecu languages, Between Foreigners and Shi'is examines the Jews' non secular, social, and political prestige in nineteenth-century Iran. This e-book, which specializes in Nasir al-Din Shah's reign (1848-1896), is the 1st complete scholarly try and weave these kind of threads right into a unmarried tapestry. this situation learn of the Jewish minority illuminates broader procedures referring to different spiritual minorities and Iranian society normally, and the interplay between intervening foreigners, the Shi'i majority, and native Jews is helping us comprehend Iranian dilemmas that experience continued well past the second one half the 19th century.

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