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The sword of Persia : Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant

Author: Michael Axworthy
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nader Shah, ruler of Persia from 1736 to 1747, embodied ruthless ambition, energy, military brilliance, cynicism and cruelty. His reign was filled with bloodshed, betrayal and horror. Yet Nader Shah is central to Iran's early modern history. From a shepherd boy he rose to liberate his country from foreign occupation, and make himself Shah. He took eighteenth-century Iran in a trajectory from political collapse and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
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Axworthy, Michael.
Sword of Persia.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2006
(OCoLC)607762049
Online version:
Axworthy, Michael.
Sword of Persia.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2006
(OCoLC)607845931
Named Person: Nādir Shāh, Shah of Iran; Nādir Shāh, Shah of Iran; Nadir, Iran Schah; Schah) Nadir (Iran
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Axworthy
ISBN: 9781845119829 1845119827 9781850437062 1850437068
OCLC Number: 268792530
Description: xix, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: zenith --
The fall of the safavid dynasty --
Tahmasp Qoli Khan --
War with the afghans --
War with the ottomans --
Coup d-etat --
Nader Shah --
To the gates pf delhi --
The ruin of persia --
Towers of skulls --
Full circle.
Responsibility: Michael Axworthy.
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