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Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Summary Shah Abbas was shah of Iran from when he assumed power by deposing his father, whom he later murdered until his death in He is of critical importance in the history of Iran, restoring the power of the Safavids through war and the strategic negotiation of peace.
He is still acclaimed for his strong and decisive rule and the architectural achievements of his reign although he is also recognised as a tyrant, whose paranoia probably justified caused him to imprison and assassinate many of his own relatives including his own son, ultimately leaving the throne to his grandson. Remarkably, this is the first biography of Shah Abbas in English. Bibliographic information.
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