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 Qibla of the World

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Ismaili Imams moved from the South Caspian regions to the relative safety of Anjudan, a village near the age-old Shi'i strongholds of Qumm and Kashan. The first Imam for whose connection to the ... More


Ibn Khaldun

Syed Farid Alatas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406) was one of the most remarkable Muslim scholars of the pre-modern period. He founded what he called the science of human society or social organization, and developed a new ... More


Iran and Shiʿi Pilgrimage Networks: A Postrevolutionary Ideology

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Commemoration is central to the rituals of devotion and nationalism enacted in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This chapter pertains to Shiʿi networks that have moved beyond national boundaries to ... More


Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Chad Kia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the world’s most exquisite medieval paintings, from late fifteenth-century Herat and the early Safavid workshops, illustrate well-known episodes of popular romances––like Leyla & Majnun––that ... More


Administration and Fortification in the Van Region under Ottoman Rule in the Sixteenth Century

TOM SINCLAIR

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter compares the administration of the Lake Van region under the Ottomans and that of the same region in the late Middle Ages. This required a well-defined region whose boundaries would ... More


The Garrison and its Hinterland in the Ottoman East, 1578–1605

RHOADS MURPHEY

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0018
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter gives an overview and analysis of the consequences and localized effects of the period of endemic war between the Ottomans and Safavids along an extended front in eastern Anatolia over ... More


The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond

L. W. C. van Lit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415859
eISBN:
9781474435024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415859.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book traces the notion of a world of image from its conception until today. This notion is one of the most original innovations in medieval Islamic philosophy, and is unique compared to other ... More


Britain and the Islamic World, 1558–1713

Gerald MacLean and Nabil Matar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199203185
eISBN:
9780191728433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203185.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

What did early-modern Britons know about Muslim peoples and societies, Islam as a theology, and Islamic lands? This book explores interactions between Britain and the Islamic world from 1558 to 1713, ... More


Introduction

Gerald MacLean and Nabil Matar

in Britain and the Islamic World, 1558–1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199203185
eISBN:
9780191728433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203185.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter establishes the nature, range, and scope of the whole book. It identifies three geo-political zones in which earliest encounters between Britain and the Islamic world took place: North ... More


Bridging the Safavid–Ottoman Divide

Owen Wright

in The Music Road: Coherence and Diversity in Music from the Mediterranean to India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780197266564
eISBN:
9780191889394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266564.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In both Persian and Turkish art-music traditions, despite their significant current differences, the musical idiom of the 15th-century Timurid court is regarded as a significant forbear. Late ... More


The Myth of the Ottoman Caliphate

Hüseyin Yılmaz

in Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197135
eISBN:
9781400888047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197135.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the mystification of the Ottoman caliphate and the apocalyptic-messianic reconstruction of imperial ideology in the context of the long Ottoman–Safavid conflict of the ... More


Old Julfa, the Great Deportations, and the Founding of New Julfa

Sebouh David Aslanian

in From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266872
eISBN:
9780520947573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266872.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the history of Old Julfa and focuses in particular on its destruction by Shah 'Abbas I during the Safavid-Ottoman war of 1603–1605, followed a decade later by its resurrection ... More


Crisis, Collapse, Militarism and Civil War: The History and Historiography of 18th Century Iran

Michael Axworthy (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190250324
eISBN:
9780190250348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250324.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Eighteenth-century Iran is of central significance to the modern history of the country, but as a field of study it has been neglected. It was a century of revolt, war, political disorder, anarchy ... 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


Persian Historical Writing under the Safavids (1501–1722/36)

Christoph Marcinkowski

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter traces the development of Safavid historiography. It discusses regional histories and administrative literature; geographical and travel literature; and the ‘worldview’, methodologies, ... More


Introduction

Kris Lane

in Colour of Paradise: Emeralds in the Age of the Gunpowder Empires

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300161311
eISBN:
9780300164701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300161311.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book begins by describing the decline of Safavid Persia by the end of the seventeenth century. Harsh treatment of Sunni subjects on Persia's western frontier encouraged Turkish aggression in the ... More


Emeralds of the Shahs

Kris Lane

in Colour of Paradise: Emeralds in the Age of the Gunpowder Empires

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300161311
eISBN:
9780300164701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300161311.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the wealth and tremendous power of Asia's gunpowder empires in their heyday, as suggested by the adventures of Jacques de Coutre. Catholic missionaries, most of them Iberians ... More


Articulating Difference

E. Natalie Rothman

in Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449079
eISBN:
9780801463112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449079.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter follows the shifting Venetian tax legislation to show how fiscal policy coalesced with the interests of specific dragomans and brokers to articulate new ideas about linguistic ... More


Levantines: Genealogies of a Category

E. Natalie Rothman

in Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449079
eISBN:
9780801463112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449079.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter traces the genealogy the categories “Turchi” (Turks) and “Levantini” (Levantines) to institutionalized practices of mediation in the commercial sphere. It explores how the defining ... More


Maydān-i Naqsh-i Jahān: The Safavid Isfahan Public Square as “A Playing Field”

Babak Rahimi

in In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479879366
eISBN:
9781479884131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879366.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter points to the ways that Safavid rulers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries created public “gaming” spectacles in their public square, called the “Image of the World.” Rahimi ... More


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