The Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran: Power, Religion and Rhetoric

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The Safavid dynasty originated as a fledgling apocalyptic mystical movement based in Iranian Azarbaijan, and grew into a large, cosmopolitan Irano-Islamic empire stretching from Baghdad to Herat. Here, Colin P. Mitchell examines how the Safavid state introduced and moulded a unique and vibrant political discourse, reflecting the social and religious heterogeneity of sixteenth-century Iran. Beginning with the millenarian-minded Shah Isma'il and concluding with the autocrat par excellence, Shah Abbas, Mitchell explores the ...

The Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran: Power, Religion and Rhetoric 2011, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781780760964

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The Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran: Power, Religion and Rhetoric 2009, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845118907

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