New PDF release: Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire (Library of Middle

By Andrew J Newman

ISBN-10: 1845118308

ISBN-13: 9781845118303

Winner of the foreign ebook Prize in Iranian Studies
The Safavid dynasty, which reigned from the past due 15th to the eighteenth century, hyperlinks medieval with glossy Iran. The Safavids witnessed wide-ranging advancements in politics, conflict, technological know-how, philosophy, faith, artwork and structure. yet how did this dynasty be capable of produce the longest enduring and so much excellent of Iran’s Islamic-period eras?

Andrew Newman deals a whole re-examination of the Safavid position in background as they presided over those outstanding advancements and the wondrous flowering of Iranian tradition. within the strategy he dissects the Safavid tale, from earlier than the 1501 trap of Tabriz via Shah Ismail (1488-1524), the purpose at which Shi`ism grew to become the realm's tested religion; directly to the 16th and early 17th century ruled through Shah Abbas (1587-1629), whose patronage of artwork and structure from his capital of Isfahan embodied the Safavid spirit; and culminating with the reign of Sultan Husayn (reg. 1694-1722).
Based on meticulous scholarship, Newman bargains a worthwhile new interpretation of the increase of the Safavids and their eventual loss of life within the eighteenth century. Safavid Iran, with its clean insights and new study, is the definitive unmarried quantity paintings at the subject.

‘There is a gigantic quantity of invaluable fabric the following and extremely broad and ambitious reading.’ Charles Melville, Reader in Persian background, college of Cambridge

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