New Perspectives on Safavid Iran
Empire and Society
Edited by Colin P. Mitchell
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New Perspectives on Safavid Iran by Colin P. Mitchell
Book DescriptionDedicated to the renowned Safavid historian Roger Savory, this book brings together a collection of studies on the Safavid state of Iran (1501-1722) from the perspectives of political, social, literary, and artistic history. Savory, a doyen of Safavid studies in the 1960s and 1970s, was responsible for expanding and popularizing the study of Iran in the 16th and 17th century. To celebrate this legacy, well-established scholars of medieval and early modern Iran have contributed specific studies reflecting an array of research interests and specializations, which include critical re-examinations of issues of gender, literature, art and architecture, cultural and linguistic currents, illustrated historical chronicles, and courtly and administrative practices under the Safavid dynasty. This unique compilation is indicative of a growing interest in Iran and Iranian studies in both the academic and public spheres, and as such contains a number of new perspectives which will serve to supplement and re-interpret the existing corpus of Safavid scholarly literature to date. It will be an important text for scholars of world history and Middle East studies, as well as to historians in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415774628
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin P. Mitchell
New Perspectives on Safavid Iran, Paperback (March 2014)
Based around the three key themes - historiography, politics and economy, art and architecture - this collection examines the latest research on Safavid Iran.
Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Colin P. Mitchell
A thorough investigation of the Safavid state and the significance of rhetoric, power and religion in its functioning, The Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran is indispensable for all those interested in Iranian history and politics and Middle East studies.
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Author Biography - Colin P. Mitchell
Colin P. Mitchell teaches and researches medieval and early modern Islamic history at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He is primarily a researcher of the Safavid dynasty of Iran (1501-1722), but has also researched and published material dealing with Euro-Islamic contacts and relations in the early modern period.
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