Safavid History

Dale, Stephen Frederic, "A Safavid Poet in the Heart of Darkness: The Indian Poems of Ashraf Mazandarani," Iranian Studies 36:2, June 2003. (Download pdf here)

Babayan, Kathryn, “The Safavi Synthesis: From Qizilbash Islam to Imamite Shi'ism,” Iranian Studies 27 (1994). (Download pdf here)

Massumeh Farhad, “Isfahan XI. School of Painting and Calligraphy,” in Encyclopaedia Iranica, vol. 13 (2007), pp. 40-43, at http://www.iranica.com/articles/isfahan-xi-school-of-painting-and-calligraphy

See also Habib Borjian, Isfahan XIII, "Crafts," in Encyclopedia Iranica, vol. 13 (2007) at http://www.iranica.com/articles/isfahan-xiii-crafts

Quinn, Sholeh, Historical Writing during the Reign of Shah Abbas (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2000)

Matthee, Rudi, “Was Safavid Iran an Empire?” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 53 (2010), 233-265.

Matthee, Rudi, “Was Safavid Iran an Empire?” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 53 (2010), 233-265.

Brentjes, Sonja, “Immediacy, Mediation, and Media in Early Modern Catholic and Protestant Representations of Safavid Iran”, Journal of Early Modern History, 13/2-3 (2009), 173-207.

Brentjes, Sonja, ed., The Pen and the Brush. Reflections on Foreign Visitors and their Hosts in Safavid Iran, special issue of Journal of Early Modern History, 13/2-3 (2009).

Brentjes, Sonja, “Immediacy, Mediation, and Media in Early Modern Catholic and Protestant Representations of Safavid Iran”, Journal of Early Modern History, 13/2-3 (2009), 173-207.

Brentjes, Sonja, ed., The Pen and the Brush. Reflections on Foreign Visitors and their Hosts in Safavid Iran, special issue of Journal of Early Modern History, 13/2-3 (2009).

Kathryn Babayan

Associate Professor of Iranian Culture and History

Kathryn Babayan

Andrew J. Newman

Reader in Islamic Studies and Persian; Director, Graduate School, School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures

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