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Persia in Crisis : Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfahan.

Author: Rudi Matthee
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2011.
Series: International library of Iranian studies.
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:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rudi Matthee
ISBN: 9780857720948 0857720945 9780857731814 0857731815
OCLC Number: 793166622
Description: 1 online resource (418 pages).
Contents: 8. From Stability to Turmoil: The Final Decades, 1700-1722Conclusion; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: International library of Iranian studies.

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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, which brought down the dynasty and ushered in a long period of turbulence in Iranian history. Inherently vulnerable because of the country's physical environment, its tribal m.

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