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Shah Abbas : the ruthless king who became an Iranian legend

Author: David Blow
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blow, David.
Shah Abbas.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(DLC) 2009464064
(OCoLC)262719993
Named Person: ʻAbbās, Shah of Iran; Abbas, Iran Schah I.; ʻAbbās, Shah of Iran; ʻAbbās, Shah of Iran
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Blow
ISBN: 9781441629074 1441629076
OCLC Number: 472180139
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 274 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: Shah Abbas's inheritance : the birth of a Shi'i state --
A turbulent childhood and the seizure of power --
Abbas takes control --
The recovery of Khurasan from the Uzbeks --
English adventurers at the service of Shah Abbas --
Maintaining the offensive : Khurasan, the Persian Gulf, and a challenge to the Ottomans --
Abbas expels the Ottomans --
The search for European allies --
Pressure on the Gulf, mass deportations, and the murder of a son --
An Anglo-Iranian victory : the capture of Hormuz --
Final triumphs : the capture of Qandahar and Baghdad --
A conflict of envoys --
The English envoys and the death of Abbas --
Abbas, the man and the king --
The court of Shah Abbas --
The throne and mosque alliance --
The city that was half the world --
The merchant king --
Shah Abbas and the arts --
The later Safavids --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Blow.

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