Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Lois Beck, The Qashqa’i of Iran (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1986).

The Qashqa’is are a confederation of Turkic-speaking tribes dispersed in the three southwestern Iranian provinces of Fars, Isfahan, and Bushehr. Historically, they have been one of the most important tribal groups in the country. Nevertheless, little is known about them due to the lack of critical research. Lois Beck’s pioneering work successfully familiarizes the reader with the political dynamics of the Qashqa’is.

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How to cite this article:

Bahman Abdollahi "Beck, The Qashqa’i of Iran," Middle East Report 148 (September/October 1987).