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Slaves of the Shah : new elites of Safavid Iran

Author: Sussan Babaie
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2004.
Series: Library of Middle East history, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Safavid dynasty represented the pinnacle of Iran's power and influence in its early modern history. The evidence of this-- the creation of a nation state, military expansion and success, economic dynamism, and the exquisite art and architecture of the period -- is well-known. What is less understood is the extent to which the Safavid success depended on an elite originating from outside Iran: the slaves of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Safawiden; Safawiden.
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sussan Babaie
ISBN: 1860647219 9781860647215
OCLC Number: 50614704
Notes: "Our panel was entitled "New Elites of Isfahan: Patronage, Aesthetics and Power in Safavid Iran", Second Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies (SIS/AIIS), Washington DC, May 1998".--p.149.
Description: xiii, 218 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Slaves of the Shah --
2. Safavid household reconfigured : concubines, eunuchs and military slaves --
3. Armenian merchants and slaves : financing the Safavid treasury --
4. Launching from Isfahan : slaves and the construction of the empire --
5. Military slaves in the provinces : collecting and shaping the arts.
Series Title: Library of Middle East history, v. 3.
Responsibility: Sussan Babaie [and others].
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The Safavid dynasty represented the pinnacle of Iran's power and influence in its early modern history. Safavid success depended on an elite from outside Iran: the slaves of Caucasian descent and the  Read more...

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The Muslim World Book Review, 253, 2005 - "...the exhaustive bibliography at the end testifies to the erudition that is the hallmark of this book".

 
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