What is less understood is the extent to which the safavid success depended on an elite originating from outside iran the slaves of caucasian descent and the armenian merchants of isfahan this book describes how these elites following their conversion to islam helped to transform isfahans urban artistic and social landscape. This book follows the dynasty of the shahs of iran and their influence in iranit traces back the roots from slavery and the role these slaves got to play in shaping the modern day identity of irana historical read if you not into history then it will be a very tedious read. Slaves of the shah new elites of safavid iran co authored by kathryn babayan sussan babaie ina baghdiantz mccabe massumeh farhad the savafid dynasty represented in political cultural and economic terms the pinnacle of irans power and influence in its early modern history. The safavid dynasty represented the pinnacle of irans 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 . Similar items slaves of the shah new elites of safavid iran published 2004 a chronicle of the early safavids and the reign of shah ismail 907 930 1501 1524 by ayt tabrz qsim bayg active 1554 published 2018 shah abbas the ruthless king who became an iranian legend by blow david
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