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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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Very interesting, fact full, historic analysis, new look on the fall of Safavieh empire. Highly recommended for any body interested in middle age Iranian empires ruling systems. She uses a great resource of European data sources in her analysis of the reasons Safavieh ended.
The book could be better organized, and all the data and information she has gathered could be analysed in more systematic manner.
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Rudi Matthee serves as the John and Dorothy Munroe Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Delaware, where he teaches Middle Eastern history, with a research focus on early modern Iran and the Persian Gulf. His books include The Politics of Trade in Safavid Iran: Silk for Silver, 1600-1730 (Cambridge University Press, 1999); The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian
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