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Nadir Shah's quest for legitimacy in post-Safavid Iran

Author: Ernest Tucker
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ascending from obscurity and without dynastic credentials, Nadir Shah tried and failed to establish his right to rule the people of Iran from the 1720s until 1747. This biography of Nadir tells how Nadir Shah's novel strategies influenced successive rulers of Iran in their own defense of power.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Nādir Shāh, Shah of Iran; Nādir Shāh, Shah of Iran; Nadir, Iran Schah.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Tucker
ISBN: 0813029643 9780813029641
OCLC Number: 70055809
Description: xiv, 150 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: Nadir Shah in Iranian history --
2: Legitimacy during the Safavid and Afghan eras --
3: The rise of Nadir Shah --
4: Nadir Shah's first embassy to the Ottomans --
5: Nadir's conquest of India --
6: Nadir as Shah --
7: The council of Najaf --
8: The end of Nadir's reign --
9: Legitimacy in Iran after Nadir.
Responsibility: Ernest S. Tucker.
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