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Author Blow, David.

Title Shah Abbas : the ruthless king who became an Iranian legend / David Blow.

Imprint London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.


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 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  955.03 BLO    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index.
Contents Shah Abbas's inheritance : the birth of a Shi'i state -- A turbulent childhood and the seizure of power -- Abbas takes control -- The recovery of Khurasan from the Uzbeks -- English adventurers at the service of Shah Abbas -- Maintaining the offensive : Khurasan, the Persian Gulf, and a challenge to the Ottomans -- Abbas expels the Ottomans -- The search for European allies -- Pressure on the Gulf, mass deportations, and the murder of a son -- An Anglo-Iranian victory : the capture of Hormuz -- Final triumphs : the capture of Qandahar and Baghdad -- A conflict of envoys -- The English envoys and the death of Abbas -- Abbas, the man and the king -- The court of Shah Abbas -- The throne and mosque alliance -- The city that was half the world -- The merchant king -- Shah Abbas and the arts -- The later Safavids -- Conclusion.
Summary Shah Abbas (1571-1629) was shah of Iran from 1588 (when he assumed power by deposing his father, whom he later murdered) until his death in 1629. He is of critical importance in the history of Iran, restoring the power of the Safavids through war and the strategic negotiation of peace. This is a biography of Shah Abbas.
Subject ʻAbbās I, Shah of Iran, 1571-1629.
Iran -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Iran -- History -- Ṣafavid dynasty, 1501-1736.
ʻAbbās I, Shah of Iran, 1571-1629. (OCoLC)fst00052080
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Ṣafavid Dynasty (Iran) (OCoLC)fst01696767
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Chronological Term 1501-1736
Indexed Term Iran Kings and rulers Biography
ʻAbbās I, Shah of Iran 1571-1629
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Blow, David. Shah Abbas. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 (OCoLC)681494418
ISBN 9781845119898 (pbk.)
1845119894 (pbk.)
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