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Against All Odds: The Diplomatic Mission of Pierre-Victor Michel to Persia, 1706–1708

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/9780190884796.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

Attempts at diplomatic outreach encouraged France’s connection to Persia in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The descriptions of the French embassy to Persia between 1706 and 1708 ... More


Missionaries, Travelers, and the Case of Jean Chardin

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/9780190884796.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Middle East History

Missionaries and travelers presented the earliest representations of Persia. Missionaries imagined the Safavid Shiite state as open to conversion to Christianity and an ally against the Sunni ... 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


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


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


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


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