Azerbaijani National Identity in Iran, 1921–1946: Roots, Development, and Limits

  title={Azerbaijani National Identity in Iran, 1921–1946: Roots, Development, and Limits},
  author={Ramin Ahmadoghlu},
  journal={The Journal of the Middle East and Africa},
  pages={253 - 278}
  • Ramin Ahmadoghlu
  • Published 3 July 2019
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of the Middle East and Africa
ABSTRACT This article examines the roots and development of Azerbaijani identity in Iran. This study aims to demonstrate that the Azerbaijani minority in Iran lacked consciousness of a distinct national identity at the dawn of the twentieth century, and argues that the driving force behind the emergence of the consciousness of Azerbaijani national identity in Iran was the Pahlavi regime’s repressive and exclusivist nationalist policies between 1921 and 1941. Building upon the grievances of the… 
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