Safavid History Readings

Alam, Muzaffar, and Sanjay Subrahmanyam. Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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

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)

Farhad, Massumeh, and Serpil Bagci, eds. Falnama: The Book of Omens. Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2009.

“‘Searching for the New’: Later Safavid Painting and the Suz u Gawdaz (Burning and Melting) by Nau‘i Khabushani,” in The Journal of the Walters Art Museum, no. 59 (2001), pp. 115-129. (Download pdf here)

Hodgson, Marshall G. S. The Venture of Islam, volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods, and volume 3: The Gunpowder Empire and Modern Times. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Azfar Moin, Islam And The Millennium: Sacred Kingship And Popular Imagination In Early Modern India And Iran, “The Lord of Conjunction,” 31-85.

Munshi, Iskandar Beg. The History of Shah 'Abbas the Great: Tarikh-e Alamara-ye Abbasi. Translated by Roger Savory. 2 vols. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1978.

Necipoglu, Gulru, "From International Timurid to Ottoman: A Change of Taste in Sixteenth-Century Ceramic Tiles," in Oleg Grabar (ed.), Muqarnas VII: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1990. (Download pdf here)

Necipoglu, Gulru, "Framing the Gaze in Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Palaces," Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23, Pre-Modern Islamic Palaces (1993), pp. 303-342. (Download pdf here)

Necipoglu, Gulru, "An Outline of Shifting Paradigms in the Palatial Architecture of the Pre-Modern Islamic World," Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23, Pre-Modern Islamic Palaces (1993), pp. 3-24. (Download pdf here)

Newman, Andrew J. Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire. New York: I. B. Tauris, 2006.

Newman, Andrew, "‘Sufism and Anti-Sufism in Safavid Iran: The Authorship of the “Hadiqat al-Shi’a” Revisited‘," Iran, XXXVII (1999), pp. 95-108. (Download pdf here)

Streusand, Douglas E., Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. Boulder: Westview Press, 2011.

Voll, John Obert, “Foundations for Renewal and Reform: Islamic Movements in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” in The Oxford History of Islam, ed. John L. Esposito. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Yucesoy, Hayrettin, "Translation as Self-Consciousness: The Abbasid Translation Movement, Ancient Sciences, and Antediluvian Wisdom," Journal of World History 4 (2009), 20, 523-557. (Download pdf here)

Yucesoy, Hayrettin, "Translation as Self-Consciousness: The Abbasid Translation Movement, Ancient Sciences, and Antediluvian Wisdom," Journal of World History 4 (2009), 20, 523-557. (Download pdf here)



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