In his analysis of two pseudo-conversion tracts about the Safavid
kings Isma'il and Abbas I, for example, Adam Knobler contends that 'to an audience unlettered in distinctions between Sunni and Shi'a, or unaccustomed to hearing of Muslims in a favorable light, conversion to Christianity was the only reasonable explanation for cooperation'.
Chehabi's edited volume begins with the emergence of the sixteenth century Safavid
Dynasty, when the most definitive links were forged.
The Mughal ruler, Shah Jahan (1627-58) emphasized the sense of inherited entitlement to rule nicely when, on a ruby given to his father, Jahangir (r.1605-27), by the Safavid
ruler, Shah Abbas (r.1588-1629), he had iiscribed the names of Timur and his successors, Shah Rukh (r.1409-47) and Ulugh Beg (r.1447-49), that of Shah Abbas, and those of Akbar, Jahangir and himself.
Deconstructing the mythic stereotypes and generalities of 'Arab culture' or 'Arab seafarers in the Indian Ocean,' the author focuses on Persians during the Safavid
dynasty (1501-1722), which followed the Turkic and Mongol onslaughts of the tenth to thirteenth centuries, and, after Persian (farci) became the lingua franca in Iran, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
There is a paucity of material on the influences and cross cultural exchanges from the East, which is surprising given the similarity with the Safavid
and Mughal courts, the few passing references relate to the significance of Friday mosques.
On comments that Sunni Arabs and their Shi'ite allies who follow a pan-Arab nationalist line against "Persian" or "Safavid
hegemony", such as the Sadrists, one Iraqi Sunni source in Beirut on Oct.
Luxury carpet and textiles production in India began to blossom under the Mughal rulers in the 17th century, who imported master craftsmen and artists from Iran to compete with the Safavid
(1) Indeed, slave trading and slave labor remained both an essentia l and integral part of Iranian society up to the end of the fifteenth century; that is, on the eve of the Safavid
era (AD 1501-1722).
In this report, I will first introduce Pamuk's research on Ottoman monetary policy, to be followed by the policy of silk trade in Safavid
The forms which then became almost universally accepted proved to be unusually stable and made "Middle Eastern Islamic society of the Ottoman and Safavid
period one of the most successful social syntheses in world history" (p.
Among his early patrons was the shah Isma`il I, founder of the Safavid
dynasty of Iran and conqueror of Baghdad in 1508.
More his grandfather's son than his father's, Abbas II halted the decline of the Safavid
dynasty; a vigorous and skilled commander.