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Images of Mohammad Reza Beg: Fashioning the Ambassador

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

Engravings of Mohammad Reza Beg were struck for his visit to France in 1715. Many of the images highlighted his foreign clothing and habits such as smoking and bathing, which in most cases were ... More


The Persian Embassy to France in 1715: Conflict and Understanding

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

The diplomatic visits from Ottoman, Muscovite, Siamese, and Moroccan ambassadors were handled differently than the frequent diplomatic visits from European countries. The “Oriental” visits produced ... More


Images of the Persian Visit: Connections Between the Safavid and Bourbon Crowns

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

Engravings of Mohammad Reza Beg’s grand audience at Versailles showcased the connections between France and Persia. The images highlighted the Beg’s diplomatic gifts, which represented the luxurious ... More


The Absolutist Mirror

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

The visit of Mohammad Reza Beg in 1715 raised connections between the Safavid and Bourbon crowns. After the death of Louis XIV, Persia took on a different meaning under the new French government, ... More


Epilogue: The Beg and the Persian Letters

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

With the publication of Montesquieu’s Persian Letters in 1721, Persians transform from objects of curiosity—as witnessed in the reception of Mohammad Reza Beg in 1715—to objects of critical ... More


Introduction to the Mirror

Susan Mokhberi

in The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

During the seventeenth century, French missionaries, travelers, diplomats, and writers raised comparisons between France and Persia that established Persia as a suitable mirror for France. The two ... More


The Persian Mirror: Reflections of the Safavid Empire in Early Modern France

Susan Mokhberi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190884796
eISBN:
9780190884826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884796.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

The Persian Mirror explores France’s preoccupation with Persia in the seventeenth century. Long before Montesquieu’s Persian Letters, French intellectuals, diplomats, and even ordinary Parisians were ... More


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