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The Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran: Power, Religion and Rhetoric
The Safavid dynasty originated as a fledgling apocalyptic mystical movement based in Iranian Azarbaijan, and grew into a large, cosmopolitan Irano-Islamic empire stretching from Baghdad to Herat. Here Colin Mitchell examines how the Safavid state introduced and moulded a unique and vibrant political discourse which reflected the social and religious heterogeneity of sixtee ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 15th 2009 by Tauris Academic Studies
(first published 2009)
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