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Blow, David
Shah Abbas : the ruthless king who became an Iranian legend / David Blow
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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 Armenian Research Center  DS292.6 .B46    CALL 593-5181
Subject ʻAbbās I, Shah of Iran, 1571-1629
Iran -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Iran -- History -- Ṣafavid dynasty, 1501-1736
Physical Description xiv, 274 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Note ACCESS: May only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-268) and index
Contents Shah Abbas's inheritance : the birth of a Shi'i state -- A turbulent childhood and the seizure of power -- Abbas takes control -- The recovery of Khurasan from the Uzbeks -- English adventurers at the service of Shah Abbas -- Maintaining the offensive : Khurasan, the Persian Gulf, and a challenge to the Ottomans -- Abbas expels the Ottomans -- The search for European allies -- Pressure on the Gulf, mass deportations, and the murder of a son -- An Anglo-Iranian victory : the capture of Hormuz -- Final triumphs : the capture of Qandahar and Baghdad -- A conflict of envoys -- The English envoys and the death of Abbas -- Abbas, the man and the king -- The court of Shah Abbas -- The throne and mosque alliance -- The city that was half the world -- The merchant king -- Shah Abbas and the arts -- The later Safavids -- Conclusion
Series Armenian Research Center collection

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