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The Safavid dynastic shrine : architecture, religion and power in early modern Iran

Author: Kishwar Rizvi; British Institute of Persian Studies.
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2011.
Series: I.B. Tauris & BIPS Persian studies series, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Safavid period is in immensely rich chapter in the history of Iranian architecture. Kishwar Rizvi examines the intersection of popular piety and imperial ideology through an in-depth look at the production and patronage of the shrine of Shaykh Safi. As the former political base of the ruling dynasty, the shrine is a reservoir of insight into the cultural and religions interaction between the regional Muslim  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ṣafī al-Dīn, Shaykh; Ṣafī al-Dīn, Shaykh
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kishwar Rizvi; British Institute of Persian Studies.
ISBN: 9781848853546 1848853548
OCLC Number: 716841717
Notes: "A joint publication with the British Institute of Persian Studies."
Description: xv, 269 pages, [23] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The shrine and the city --
Myth and charity --
Consolidating the Safavid past --
Aesthetics and ideology of buiding --
The princely aesthetic --
Marking the sacred landscape.
Series Title: I.B. Tauris & BIPS Persian studies series, 5.
Responsibility: Kishwar Rizvi.
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The Safavid period represents an immensely rich chapter in the history of Iranian architecture. This work focuses on the shrine of Shaykh Safi, built in AD 1334, as an important template for an  Read more...

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