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(ˈsæf ə vɪd)

a member of a dynasty that ruled Persia from 1501 to 1736.
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Among these eras, the emergence of the Seljuk and Safavid dynasty in Iran's ancient history is of great importance in several respects, the most important reasons are national unity and progress of arts and industries.
It has twice been the capital city of Persia -- during the Parthian Empire and again in the sixteenth century Safavid dynasty.
This view persisted during the Safavid dynasty, which established Shia Islam as the official religion of the area that would become modern Iran.
Establishment of Safavid dynasty in 907- 1135 / 1501-1723 was the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Iran.
Many date the decline to the demise of the Safavid dynasty, whose capital Isfahan fell to invading Afghans in 1722 after a six-month siege forced residents to eat tree bark.
But it has also been described as the epitome of the "vase" technique, perfected during the Safavid dynasty in Persia.
Moreover, the Safavid dynasty (1501-1722), made up of Azeri Turks as well as Persians, rivaled the Ottomans.
Among the most impressive of these is a large silk and wool Ardabil carpet from the Safavid dynasty of Iran, on loan from LACMA.
Even its ideology belongs to the time zone of the Safavid dynasty (in Arabic Safawi), which was at war with the Ottoman Empire - the 5th Caliphate (see rim6IranSafawidsHistoryJun28-04)
This refers to the Safavid dynasty which had a Turkoman/Persian empire in control of much of the GME during the 16th century AD and which was the first theocracy for Ja'fari Shi'ites (rim6IranSafawidsHistoryJun28-04).
The Safavid dynasty, which ruled for more than 200 years in Persia from 1502 to 1736, provided the platform for traditional arts such as carpet weaving, the art of the book, metalwork, and textiles to flourish.
It developed historically, at least since the Safavid dynasty, and it was fortified in the twentieth century through political alliances (for instance, with the Kurdish movements).