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The Iranian World from the Timurids to
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Semester 2

203 items

Key Texts (5 items)


Iran: empire of the mind : a history from Zoroaster to the present day - Michael Axworthy,
2008
Book

Babur Nama: journal of Emperor Babur - Dilip Hiro, Annette Susannah Beveridge, Babur,
2006
Book

The rise and rule of Tamerlane - Beatrice Forbes Manz, 1999


Book

The Muslim empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals - Stephen Frederic Dale, 2010
Book

Persia in crisis: Safavid decline and the fall of Isfahan - Rudolph P. Matthee, 2012
Book | Available in the library and as an e-book.

General (19 items)


Iran: empire of the mind : a history from Zoroaster to the present day - Michael Axworthy,
2008
Book | A readable overview

The Muslim empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals - Stephen Frederic Dale, 2010
Book

The Cambridge history of inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age - 2009


Book

Encyclopaedia of Islam: Second edition - Brill Online


Website | Only the 2nd edition is complete, the 3rd ed. Is in progress. A standard
reference work, available electronically.

Encyclopaedia of Islam: THREE - Brill Online


Website | [= Third edition]

Encyclopaedia Iranica
Website | The standard reference work for all matters Iranian, more of less complete up

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to K and with some later entries.

Iran and the world in the Safavid age - Floor, Willem M., Herzig, Edmund, Iran Heritage
Foundation, 2012
Book

Central Asia in world history - Peter B. Golden, 2011


Book | Available in the library and as an e-book.

Islam: a new historical introduction - Carole Hillenbrand, 2015


Book | (this is an excellent introduction to Islamic history and culture, and is required
reading if you have not previously done a course at sub-honours or honours level on the
pre-modern Middle East).

The Cambridge History of Iran: Vol. 6: The Timurid and Safavid periods - Peter Jackson,
Laurence Lockhart, 1986
Book | Available in the library and as an e-book.

Islamic Central Asia: an anthology of historical sources - Levi, Scott Cameron, Sela, Ron,
2010
Book | (English translations of selections from major sources in Arabic, Persian and
Turkic languages).

Was Safavid Iran an Empire? - Rudi Matthee* Matthee, 2009


Article | Offers a useful consideration of the main features of the early modern state in
Iran.

Persian historiography - Melville, C. P., Persian Heritage Foundation (New York, N.Y.),
Columbia University, 2012
Book | A valuable collection of essays, some of which deal with Timurid and Safavid
historical writing.

Medieval Persia 1040-1797 - David Morgan, 2016


Book | 2nd edition

Medieval Persia 1040-1797 - Morgan, David, 1988


Book

The new Cambridge history of Islam: Volume 3: The Eastern Islamic world eleventh to
eighteenth centuries - 2010
Book

Safavid Iran: rebirth of a Persian empire - Andrew J. Newman, 2006


Book | Available in the library and as an e-book.

Twelver Shiism: unity and diversity in the life of Islam, 632 to 1722 - Andrew J. Newman,
2013
Book | useful introduction to the main religious currents of the period

Iran under the Safavids - Savory, R. M., 1980


Book

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Week One: Turko-Mongol dynasties in Iranian and Middle Eastern


history: an overview (11 items)
'Introduction: The Turko-Persian Tradition' - R Canfield
Chapter

State Formation and Periodization in Inner Asian History - Nicola Di Cosmo, 1999
Article

The Mongols: Ecological and Social Perspectives - Joseph Fletcher


Article

What Was a Nomadic Tribe? - Rudi Paul Lindner, 1982


Article

The Mongols - Morgan, David, 2007


Book

The Great Seljuk Empire - A. C. S. Peacock, 2015


Book | Available in the library and as an e-book.

Turanian Nomadism and Iranian Politics - John Masson Smith, Jr.


Article

Mongol nomadism and Middle Eastern geography: qishlaqs and tumens - John Masson
Smith Jnr
Chapter

The headless state: aristocratic orders, kinship society, & misrepresentations of nomadic
inner Asia - Sneath, David, 2007
Book

Ayimag, uymaq and baylik: Re-examining Notions of the Nomadic tribe and State - David
Sneath
Chapter

Anthropologists, historians, and tribespeople on tribe and state formation in the Middle
East - R. Tapper
Chapter

Week Two: The last great nomadic conqueror? Timurs empire in


western Asia, 1360-1405 (17 items)
Embassy to Tamerlane: 1403-1406 - Gonzlez de Clavijo, Ruy, Le Strange, G., 1928
Book

Ibn Khaldun: life and times - Fromherz, Allen James, 2010


Book

Tamerlane, or Timur, the Great Amir: from the Arabic life / by Ahmed Ibn Arabshah - Ibn

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`Arabshah, A.hmad ibn Mu.hammad, Sanders, J. H., 1936


Book

Ibn Khaldun and Tamerlane: their historic meeting in Damascus, 1401 A.D. (803 A.H.0 : a
study based on Arabic manuscripts of Ibn Khaldun's "Autobiography" : with a translation
into English, and a commentary - Fischel, Walter Joseph, 1952
Book

The Rise of Timur and Western Diplomatic Response, 1390-1405 - Adam Knobler, 1995
Article

Tamerlane and the Symbolism of Sovereignty - Beatrice Forbes Manz, 1988


Article

Temr and the Problem of a Conqueror's Legacy - Beatrice Forbes Manz, 1998
Article

The rise and rule of Tamerlane - Manz, Beatrice Forbes, 1989


Book

Tamerlane's Career and Its Uses - Beatrice Forbes Manz


Article

Temr and the early Timurids to c. 1450 - Beatrice Forbes Manz


Chapter

A note on the life and works of Ibn Arabshah - R. Chesney


Chapter

'The Empire of Tamerlane: an unsuccessful rerun of the Mongol state?' - D Morgan


Chapter

Timur as Described by the 15th Century Court Historiographers - E. A. Polyakova and E. A.


Poliakova, 1988
Article

'V.V. Bartol'd's Article 'O Pogrebenii Timura' (The Burial of Timur'' - J.M. Rogers, 1974
Article

The legendary biographies of Tamerlane: Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia -
Sela, Ron, 2011
Book

The Rise of Tmrid Historiography - John E. Woods, 1987


Article

Timurs genealogy
Chapter

Week Three: From yasa to sharia: religion, society and the court in the

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Timurid state (18 items)


Sufi bodies: religion and society in medieval Islam - Bashir, Shahzad, 2011
Book

Messianic hopes and mystical visions: the Nurbakhshiya between medieval and modern
Islam - Bashir, Shahzad, 2003
Book

Intellectual networks in Timurid Iran: Sharaf al-Dn Al Yazd and the Islamicate republic of
letters - lker Evrim Binba, 2016
Book

Economy vi. in the Timurid Period in Encyclopaedia Iranica December 8 2011 (December
15, 1997)
Webpage

The Economic Status of a Timurid Sufi Shaykh: A Matter of Conflict or Perception? - Jo-Ann
Gross, 1988
Article

The letters of Khwaja `Ubayd Allah Arar and his associates - Arar, `Ubayd Allah ibn Mamud,
Alisher Navoii, Gross, Jo-Ann, Urunbaev, A., Abu Raihon Berunii nomidagi Sharqshunoslik
instituti, 2002
Book

A Fifteenth-Century Chinese Diplomat in Herat - Felicia J. Hecker, 1993


Article

Timur and the princely vision: Persian art and culture in the fifteenth century - Lentz,
Thomas W., Lowry, Glenn D., 1989
Book

Women in Timurid dynastic politics - B. Manz


Chapter

Power, politics and religion in Timurid Iran - Beatrice Forbes Manz, 2007
Book | Available in the library and as an e-book.

Ulugh Beg, Transoxiana and Turco-Mongol traditions - B. Manz


Chapter

Waqf in central Asia: 400 years in the history of a Muslim shrine ; 1480 - 1889 -
MacChesney, Robert D., 1991
Book

Between Tabriz and Herat: Persian Historical Writing in the Fifteenth Century - C Melville
Chapter

Centralizing Reform and Its Opponents in the Late Timurid Period - Maria Eva Subtelny,
1988

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Article

Ali Shir Navai: Bakhshi and Beg - Maria Eva Subtelny, 1980
Article

Timurids in transition: Turko-Persian politics and acculturation in medieval Iran - Subtelny,


Maria, 2007
Book

Tamerlane and his descendants: from paladins to patrons - Maria E. Subtelny


Chapter | Chapter 5.

A Century of Princes: Sources on Timurid History and Art (Complete Publication) - Wheeler
J Thakston, 2013
Webpage

Week Four: Lamenting the lost land of Ferghana: Babur, the Uzbeks
and Timurid legitimacy (16 items)
The Baburnama: memoirs of Babur, prince and emperor - Babur, Thackston, W. M., Freer
Gallery of Art, 1996
Book

Lords of the auspicious conjunction: Turko-Mongol imperial identity on the subcontinent -


L. Balabanlilar
Article

Imperial identity in Mughal India: memory and dynastic politics in early modern Central
Asia - Balabanlilar, Lisa, 2011
Book

The Cambridge history of inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age - 2009


Book | Read: 'Uzbeks, Qazaqs and Turkmens' - Y. Bregel

Steppe Humanism: The Autobiographical Writings of Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur,


1483-1530 - Stephen Frederic Dale, 1990
Article

The Poetry and Autobiography of the Babur-nama - Stephen F. Dale, 1996


Article

The garden of the eight paradises: Babur and the culture of empire in Central Asia,
Afghanistan and India (1483-1530) - Dale, Stephen Frederic, 2004
Book

The legacy of the Timurids - Stephen Frederic Dale


Chapter | Chapter 6 in S. Levi (ed), India and Central Asia: Commerce and Culture,
1500-1800 (New Delhi 2007)

The later Timurids c. 1450-1526

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Chapter

A short history of the Mughal Empire - Michael Herbert Fisher, 2016


Book | (esp. chs. 1and 2)

Mughal India and Central Asia - Foltz, Richard, 2001


Book

The early history of the Moghul nomads: the legacy of the Chaghatai Khanate - H Kim
Chapter

Mirza Haydar Dughlat's Tarikh-i-Rashidi: a history of the Khans of Moghulistan - Haydar


Mirz, Thackston, W. M., Harvard University, 1996
Book

The Cambridge history of inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age - 2009


Book | Read: 'The Chinggisid restoration in Central Asia' - R. McChesney

S

h

bnids - (article in Encylopaedia of Islam ) - R. McChesney, 1341
Article

The empire of the great Mughals: history, art and culture - Schimmel, Annemarie B.,
Attwood, Corinne, Waghmar, Burzine K., 2010
Book

Week Five: The Turkmen in the west: the Karakoyunlu and Akkoyunlu
(late 14th-15th centuries) (19 items)
A narrative of Italian travels in Persia, in the fifteenth and sixteen centuries - Grey,
Charles, Angiolello, Giovan Maria, Alessandri, Vincentio d', 1873
Book

Mehmed the Conqueror and his time - Babinger, Franz, 1978


Book

Greeks and Turkmens: The Pontic Exception - Anthony Bryer, 1975


Article

Osman's dream: the story of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923 - Finkel, Caroline, 2005
Book | Especially chapters 2-4.

Heroes and saints in Anatolian Turkish epic literature - Gottfried Hagen, 2009
Article

Jm's Salmn va Absl: Political Statements and Mystical Advice Addressed to the q
Qoynl Court of Sultn Yaqb (d. 896/1490) - Chad G. Lingwood, 2011

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Article

The Dede Korkut Ethic - Michael E. Meeker, 1992


Article

The Delicate Art of Aggression: Uzun Hasan's Fathnama to Qaytbay of 1469 - Matthew
Melvin-Koushki, 2011
Article

A Civil and Military Review in Frs in 881/1476 - V. Minorsky, 1940


Article

Jihn-Shh Qara-Qoyunlu and His Poetry (Turkmenica, 9) - V. Minorsky, 1954


Article

The Qara-qoyunlu and the Qutb-shhs (Turkmenica, 10) - V. Minorsky, 1955


Article

The Aq-qoyunlu and Land Reforms (Turkmenica, 11) - V. Minorsky, 1955


Article

Persia in A.D. 1478-1490: an abridged translation of


Fad

lullh b. Rzbihn Khunj's Trkh-i lam-r-yi Amn - Vladimir Minorsky,
Faz

l Allh ibn Rzbahn, 1957
Book

Between nomadism and centralization: the Ottoman alternative in the history of the
Aqquyunlu state - S. Mustafayev
Chapter

The Cambridge History of Iran: Vol. 6: The Timurid and Safavid periods - Peter Jackson,
Laurence Lockhart, 1986
Book | Read: The Trkmen dynasties - H Roemer. Available in the library and as an
e-book.

The book of Dede Korkut - Geoffrey Lewis, 1974


Book

Turco-Iranica I: An Ottoman Intelligence Report on Late Fifteenth/Ninth Century Iranian


Foreign Relations - John E. Woods, 1979
Article

The Aqquyunlu: clan, confederation, empire - John E. Woods, 1999


Book

Post-Mongol pastoral polities in eastern Anatolia during the later Middle Ages - S.N. Yildiz
Chapter

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Week Six: Messianic ideology and tribal armies: the rise and fall of
Ismail Safavi (16 items)
A narrative of Italian travels in Persia, in the fifteenth and sixteen centuries - Grey,
Charles, Angiolello, Giovan Maria, Alessandri, Vincentio d', 1873
Book

Religious extremism (ghuluww), Sufism and Sunnism in Safavid Iran (1501-1722 - Said
Amir Arjomand, 1981
Article

The Safavid Synthesis: From Qizilbash Islam to Imamite Shi'ism - Kathryn Babayan, 1994
Article

Mystics, monarchs, and messiahs: cultural landscapes of early modern Iran - Babayan,
Kathryn, 2002
Book

After the Messiah: the Nurbakhshiyya in late Timurid and early Safavid times - S. Bashir
Chapter

Shah Ismail and the Qizilbash: Cannibalism in the Religious History of Early Safavid Iran -
Shahzad Bashir, 2006
Article

The most learned of the Shia: the institution of the Marja taqlid - Linda S. Walbridge, 2001
Book | Read: The imams return: messianic leadership in late medieval Shiism by
Shahzad Bashir. (In Part 1)

The myth of Shah Ismail Safavi: political rhetoric and "Divine" kingship - P. Brummet
Chapter

Medieval Christian perceptions of Islam: a book of essays - John Victor Tolan, 1996
Book

The origins of the Safawids: Siism, Sufism, and the Gulat - Mazzaoui, Michel M., 1972
Book

The Poetry of Shh Ism'l I - V. Minorsky and Shh Ism'l I, 1942


Article

Extremist Shiites: the Ghulat sects - Moosa, Matti, 1987


Book

The early years of Shah Ismail in the Afzal al-tavarikh and elsewhere - A.H. Morton
Chapter | Available on MMS

The Dreams of Shaykh Safi al-Din and Safavid Historical Writing - Sholeh A. Quinn, 1996
Article

The Safavid dynastic shrine: architecture, religion and power in early modern Iran - Rizvi,

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Kishwar, 2011
Book

The Tabarra'iyan and the Early Safavids - Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, 2004


Article

Week Seven: From tribe to state: religious politics, the Safavids and
their enemies, 1524-1588 (15 items)
Converting Persia: Religion and power in the Safavid Empire - Rula Jurdi Abisaab, 2004
Book

The shadow of God and the Hidden Imam: religion, political order, and societal change in
Shi'ite Iran from the beginning to 1890 - Said Amir Arjomand, 1987
Book

The Shaybanid Uzbeks, Moghuls and Safabids in Eastern Iran - B Dahmardeh


Chapter

Dickson, M. 'Shah Tahmasp and the Uzbeks: the dual for Khurasan with the 'Ubayd Khan'
(PhD dissertation, Princeton University, 1958) (available for free download: login to
Proquest dissertation database through the library)

The conquest of Herat 995-6/1587-8: sources for the study of


Safavid/Qizilbash-Shibanid/Uzbak relations - R. McChesney
Chapter

Mission to the Lord Sophy of Persia (1539-1542) - Membr, Michele, Morton, A. H., Trustees
of the "E.J.W. Gibb Memorial.", 1999
Book

Practice of politics in Sfavid Iran - Mitchell, Colin P., 2012


Book

New perspectives on Safavid Iran: empire and society - Colin Paul Mitchell, 2011
Book | Read: Am I my brothers keeper? Negotiating corporate sovereignty and divine
absolutism in sixteenth century Turco-Iranian politics. Available in the library and as an
e-book.

Rethinking Safavid Shiism - D. Morgan


Chapter

The chub-i tariq and Qizilbash ritual in Safavid Persia - A. Morton


Chapter

The Qizilbash Turcomans: founders and victims of the Safavid theocracy - H.R. Roemer
Chapter

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The early Safavids and their cultural interaction with surrounding states - A. Soudavar
Chapter

New perspectives on Safavid Iran: empire and society - Colin Paul Mitchell, 2011
Book | Read: Subtelny, M. The binding pledge (mglch): a Chinggisid practice and its
survival in Safavid Iran.
Available in the library and as an e-book.

Kinship ties between the Safavids and the Qizilbash Amirs in late 16th-century Iran - M.
Szuppe
Chapter

Looking across the frontier: a Shaybanid (non-)view of the early Safavid state - M Szuppe
Chapter

Week Eight: Shah Abbas, Isfahan and the Iranian revival, 1588-1629 (21
items)

Isfahan and its palaces: statecraft, Shi'ism and the architecture of conviviality in early
modern Iran - Babaie, Sussan, 2008
Book

Slaves of the Shah: new elites of Safavid Iran - Babaie, Sussan, 2002
Book

Half the world: the social architecture of Safavid Isfahan, 1590-1722 - Blake, Stephen P.,
1999
Book

Shah Abbas: the ruthless king who become an Iranian legend - Blow, David, 2009
Book

Shah 'Abbas and the remaking of Iran - Canby, Sheila R., British Museum, 2009
Book

Two 17th-century Persian tracts on kingship and rulers - W. Chittick


Chapter | in S.A. Arjomand (ed.), Authority and Political Culture in Shiism(Albany 1988)

Shah Abbas and the transfer of the Safavid capital from Qazvin to Isfahan - S. Dale
Chapter | in A. Newman (ed.), Society and Culture in the early modern Middle East:
Studies on Iran in the Safavid Period

The history of Shah `Abbas the Great =: Tarik-e `alamara-ye `Abbasi - Iskandar Munshi,
1978
Book

The "adr" or head of the Safavid religious administration, judiciary and endowments and
other members of the religious institution - Willem Floor, 2000
Article

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Safavid government institutions - Willem M. Floor, 2001


Book

The Khalifeh al-kholafa of the Safavid Sufi Order - Willem Floor, 2003
Article

A Note on The Grand Vizierate in Seventeenth Century Persia - Willem Floor, 2005
Article

The Evolution of the Safavid Royal Guard - Masashi Haneda, 1989


Article

The deportation of the Armenians in 1604-1605 and Europes myth of Shah Abbas I - E
Herzig
Chapter

Messiah and Mahdi: Caucasian Christians and the construction of Safavid Isfahan - Loosley,
Emma, 2009
Book

On the Ethno-Social Background of Four Families from Georgia in Safavid Iran - H. Maeda,
2003
Article

Exploitation of a frontier: Shah Abbas Is policy towards the Caucasus - H Maeda


Chapter

From Qars to Qandahar: the itineraries of Shah 'Abbas I - C. Melville


Chapter | Request digi

Shah Abbas and the pilgrimage to Mashhad - Charles Melville


Chapter | in C. Melville (ed.), Safavid Persia: the History and Politics of an Islamic
Society (London 1996)

Notes on Timurid Legitimacy in Three Safavid Chronicles - Sholeh A. Quinn, 1998


Article

Historical writing during the reign of Shah `Abbas: ideology, imitation, and legitimacy in
Safavid chronicles - Sholeh Alysia Quinn, 2000
Book

Week Nine: The Safavids and the Wider World: Trade and Diplomacy (14
items)

Indo-Persian travels in the age of discoveries, 1400-1800 - Alam, Muzaffar,


Subrahmanyam, Sanjay, 2007
Book | Especially chapters 5 and 6.

From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: the global trade networks of Armenian
merchants from New Julfa - Aslanian, Sebouh David, 2011

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The shah's silk for Europe's silver: the Eurasian trade of the Julfa Armenians in Safavid Iran
and India (1530 - 1750) - McCabe, Ina Baghdiantz, 1998
Book

Travels in Persia, 1673-1677 - Chardin, John, 1988


Book

Chardin, Sir John - Encyclopaedia Iranica, October 13, 2011 (December 15, 1991)
Article

Iran and the world in the Safavid age - Floor, Willem M., Herzig, Edmund, 2012
Book

Pietro della Valle: The Limits of Perception - J. D. Gurney, 1986


Article

European contacts with Persia, 1350-1736 - L Lockhart


Chapter

The Iranian-Siamese Connection: An Iranian Community in the Thai Kingdom of Ayutthaya


- M. Ismail Marcinkowski, 2002
Article

Holier than Thou: Buddhism and the Thai people in Ibn Muhammad Ibrahims 17th century
travel account Safineh-yi Solaymani - I Marcinkowski, 2002
Article

The politics of trade in Safavid Iran: silk for silver, 1600-1730 - Matthee, Rudolph P., 1999
Book

The ship of Sulaiman - O'Kane, John, 2008


Book

European Visitors to the Safavid Court - Roger Stevens, 1974


Article

Iranians Abroad: Intra-Asian Elite Migration and Early Modern State Formation - Sanjay
Subrahmanyam, 1992
Article

Week Ten. Religion, literature and art in Timurid and Safavid Persia (12
items)

The Persian Book of kings: Ibrahim Sultan's Shahnama - F. I. Abdullaeva, C. P. Melville,


c2008
Book

Epic of the Persian kings: the art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh - Barbara Brend, C. P. Melville,

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Fitzwilliam Museum, 2010


Book | A useful collection of essays.

Ferdowsi and the illustration of the Shahnameh - J. Clinton


Chapter

Ferdowsi, Abul-Qsem i. Life


Webpage

Khusrau Parviz as Champion of Shiism? A Closer Look at an Early Safavid Miniature


Painting in the Royal Museum of Edinburgh - U. al-Khamis
Chapter

From palm leaves to the Internet - Fred Leemhuis


Chapter | Chapter 7.

Timur and the princely vision: Persian art and culture in the fifteenth century - Thomas W.
Lentz, Glenn D. Lowry, 1989
Book | Especially the chapter on the Kitabkhana

The art of the Quran: treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts - Massumeh
Farhad, Simon Rettig, Franois Droche, Edhem Eldem, Zeren Tannd, Jane Dammen
McAuliffe, Trk ve slm Eserleri Mzesi, 2016
Book | Read: Rettig, S. 'Shaping the word of God: visual codifications of the Qur'an
between 1000 and 1700'.

The Suggestive Portrait of Shah 'Abbas: Prayer and Likeness in a Safavid "Shahnama" -
Kishwar Rizvi, 2012
Article

Centralisation and Timurid creativity - J. Michael Rogers, 1996


Article

The Samarqand Shahnamas in the context of dynastic change - K. Ruehrdanz


Chapter | in C. Melville and G. van den Berg (eds), Shahnama Studies II: The Reception
of Firdausis Shahnama (Leiden 2012)

h-nma iv. Illustrations


Webpage

Week Eleven: The fall of the Safavids and Retrospect: the Timurid
legacy (20 items)
The sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant - Axworthy,
Michael, 2006
Book | Especially the first chapters.

'Majlesi, Moammad-Bqer' (article from Encyclopaedia Iranica) - R. Brunner


Webpage | Online only.

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The Fall of the afavi Dynasty - Martin B. Dickson, 1962


Article

Crisis before the Fall: Some Speculations on the Decline of the Ottomans, Safavids and
Mughals - Rohan D'souza, 2002
Article

An Ottoman ambassador in Istanbul: Drri Ahmad Efendi and the collapse of the Safavid
empire in 1720-21 - S Faroqhi
Chapter

The Afghan occupation of Safavid Persia, 1721-1729 - Floor, Willem M., 1998
Book

The rise and fall of Nader Shah: Dutch East India Company reports, 1730-1747 - Floor,
Willem M., c2009
Book

The Long Fall of the Safavid Dynasty: Moving beyond the Standard Views - John Foran,
1992
Article

Scripturalist Islam: the history and doctrines of the Akhbr Sh school - R. Gleave, 2007
Book

The fire, the star, and the cross: minority religions in medieval and early modern Iran -
Khanbaghi, Aptin, 2006
Book | Especially the final chapter.

The tribal resurgence and the decline of the bureaucracy in the eighteenth century - A
Lambton
Chapter

The fall of the Safavi dynasty and the Afghan occupation of Persia - Lockhart, Laurence,
1958
Book

Muhammad Baqir Majlisi, family values and the Safavids - S. Mahdavi


Chapter

The Career of Mohammad Beg, Grand Vizier of Shah 'Abbas II (r. 1642-1666) - Rudi
Matthee, 1991
Article

Persia in crisis: Safavid decline and the fall of Isfahan - Matthee, Rudolph P., Iran Heritage
Foundation, 2012
Book

Tadhkirat al-muluk: a manual of afavid administration (circa 1137/1725), Persian text in


facsimile (B.M. Or. 9496) - Minorsky, Vladimir, British Library, 1943
Book

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The last Safavids, 1722-1773 - J Perry, 1971


Article

The Man Who Would Not Be King: Abu'l-Fath Sultan Muhammad Mirza Safavi in India -
Giorgio Rota, 1999
Article

Relations between the Safavid State and its Non-Muslim Minorities - Roger M. Savory
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Islam without Allah?: the rise of religious externalism in Safavid Iran - Turner, C., 2000
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