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Persia in crisis : Safavid decline and the fall of Isfahan

Author: Rudolph P Matthee; Iran Heritage Foundation.
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris : in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation, 2012.
Series: International library of Iranian studies, 17.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The decline and fall of Safavid Iran is traditionally seen as the natural outcome of the unrelieved political stagnation and moral degeneration which characterised late Safavid Iran. 'Persia in Crisis' challenges this view. In this ground-breaking new book, Rudi Matthee revisits traditional sources and introduces new ones to take a fresh look at Safavid Iran in the century preceding the fall of Isfahan in 1722,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Matthee, Rudolph P.
Persia in crisis.
London : I.B. Tauris : in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation, 2012
(OCoLC)768473880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolph P Matthee; Iran Heritage Foundation.
ISBN: 9780857720948 0857720945
OCLC Number: 785181704
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 371 pages, [8] color of plates) : maps.
Contents: Patterns--Iran in the Late Safavid Period --
Politics at the Safavid Court, I: shahs and grand viziers, 1629-1666 --
Safavid politics II: shahs, grand viziers, and eunuchs, 1666-1699 --
Monetary policy and the disappearing mints, 1600-1700 --
From perpetual war to lasting peace: Safavid military politics in the seventeenth century --
Weakening links: the center and the provinces, 1600-1700 --
Religion in Late Safavid Iran: Shi'i clerics and minorities --
From stability to turmoil: the final decades, 1700-1722.
Series Title: International library of Iranian studies, 17.
Responsibility: Rudi Matthee.

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The decline and fall of Safavid Iran is traditionally seen as the natural outcome of the unrelieved political stagnation and moral degeneration which characterised late Safavid Iran. This book  Read more...

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