Iran and the Great Famine, 1870–72

@article{Seyf2010IranAT,
  title={Iran and the Great Famine, 1870–72},
  author={Ahmad Seyf},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={46},
  pages={289 - 306}
}
  • A. Seyf
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Sociology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
This article aims to offer a brief assessment of the Great Famine of 1870–72 in Iran. Using contemporary sources, it is argued that the Great Famine did not have a single cause. A combination of factors gave rise to the emergence of famine. There was insufficient rainfall, but that was nothing new in Iran. In addition, despite the significance of water provision little had been done to ensure a regular water supply. Further, there seems to have been a shift towards production of cash crop… 
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