The Safavid World

Author: Rudi Matthee
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000392872
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The Safavid World brings together thirty chapters on many aspects of the complex Safavid state, 1501–1722. With the latest insights and arguments, some offer overviews of the period or topic at hand, and others present new interpretations of old questions based on newly found sources. In addition to political history and religious life, the chapters in this volume cover economic conditions, commercial links and activities, social relations, and artistic expressions. They do so in ways that stretch both the temporal and geographical perimeters of the subject, and contributors also examine Safavid Iran with an eye to both its Mongol and Timurid antecedents and its long afterlife following the fall of the dynasty. Unlike traditional scholarship which tended to view the country as unique, sui generis, and barely affected by the outside world, The Safavid World situates Iran in a wider, regional or global context. Examining the Safavids from their foundations in the fourteenth century to their relations with the rest of the world in the eighteenth century, this study is essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars of the Safavid world and the history and culture of Iran and the Middle East.
The Safavid World
Language: en
Pages: 766
Authors: Rudi Matthee
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-21 - Publisher: Routledge

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Pages: 520
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Categories: History
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Pages: 716
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Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-12-09 - Publisher: Elsevier

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Language: en
Pages: 638
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Categories: Social Science
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Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Edmund Herzig, Willem Floor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-15 - Publisher: I.B. Tauris

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