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The Great Game in West AsiaIran, Turkey and the South Caucasus$
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Mehran Kamrava

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190673604

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190673604.001.0001

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The Clash of Nationalisms

The Clash of Nationalisms

Iranian Response to Baku’s Irredentism

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The Great Game in West Asia

Hamid Ahmadi

Oxford University Press

While it is true that Iran is composed of various religious-linguistic minority groups, making ethnicity an issue worth studying, Iran has specific features that differentiate it from other societies that have more recent experience in political heritage and the nation-state-building process. Bearing the characteristics of ancient nations, as some theorists of ethnicity and nationalism have elaborated, Iran represents a specific historical case in which the saliency of nationalism and an Iranian national identity is more remarkable than that of ethnicity and ethnic nationalism. The present study of Iranian Azeris and Iran-Azerbaijan Republic relations can shed more light on this fact. This chapter argues that Iranian Azeris have produced the most enduring and systematic response to the Azerbaijan Republic’s pan-Turkist irredentist and ethnic nationalist claims.

Keywords:   Iranian nation building, Iranian national identity, Iranian nationalism, Iranian Azeris, Iran Azerbaijan relations, Pan Turkism, Azerbaijani Irredentism

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