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Isfahan and its palaces : statecraft, Shi'ism and the architecture of conviviality in early modern Iran

Author: Sussan Babaie
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
Series: Edinburgh studies in Islamic art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This beautifully illustrated history of Safavid Isfahan (1501-1722) explores the architectural and urban forms and networks of socio-cultural action that reflected a distinctly early-modern and Perso-Shi'i practice of kingship. An immense building campaign, initiated in 1590-91 at the millennial threshold of the Islamic calendar (1000 A.H.), transformed Isfahan from a provincial, medieval, and largely Sunni city  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sussan Babaie
ISBN: 1474437192 9781474437196
OCLC Number: 1009280176
Notes: Originally published 2008.
Description: xvii, 302 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Conviviality, charismatic absolutism, and the Persianization of Shiʻism --
Peripatetic kings and palaces : from Tabriz to Qazvin in the sixteenth century --
Dwelling in paradise, or Isfahan "half the world" --
"The abode of felicitious rule" or the Daulatkhane royal precinct --
The spatial choreography of conviviality : the palaces of Isfahan --
Feasting and the Perso-Shiʻi etiquette of kingship --
The fall of Isfahan.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in Islamic art.
Responsibility: Sussan Babaie.

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This beautifully illustrated history of Safavid Isfahan (1501 1722) explores the architectural and urban forms and networks of socio-cultural action that reflected a distinctly early-modern and  Read more...

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