Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfahan
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The decline and fall of Safavid Iran is traditionally seen as the natural outcome of the unrelieved political stagnation and moral degeneration which characterized late Safavid Iran. Persia in Crisis challenges this view. In this ground-breaking new book, Rudi Matthee revisits traditional sources and introduces new ones to take a fresh look at Safavid Iran in the century p...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2011)
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