Released in Persian
"Slaves of the Shah: New Elites of Safavid Iran"
Translated into Persian by Hassan Afshar, "Slaves of the Shah: New Elites of Safavid Iran" a book by Sussan Babaie and some other authors has been released in Iran.
IBNA: Entitled "Slaves of the Shah: New Elites of Safavid Iran", the book was released in 2005.
The book is written by a group of authors including Sussan Babaie; an Assistant Professor of Islamic art history at the University of Michigan.
Amazon says that the Safavid dynasty represented the pinnacle of Iran’s power and influence in its early modern history. The evidence of this – the creation of a nation state, military expansion and success, economic dynamism, and the exquisite art and architecture of the period – is well-known. The book describes how the period's elites, following their conversion to Islam, helped to transform Isfahan’s urban, artistic and social landscape.
The book holds different chapters including the Safavid household reconfigured: concubines, eunuchs and military slaves, American merchants and slaves financing and Safavid treasury, launching from Isfahan and Military slaves in the provinces.
The book's authors are Kathryn Babayan, an Assistant Professor of Iranian history and culture at the University of Michigan, Sussan Babaie, an Assistant Professor of Islamic art history at the University of Michigan, Ina Baghdiantz-McCabe, an Assistant Professor of Armenian history at Tufts University and Massumeh Farhad, an Associate Curator of Islamic art.
Afshar has translated some other books into Persian including David L. Hirst's "Tragicomedy", Hinchcliffe's "The absurd" and "The golden age of Persian art" by Sheila R Canby.
"Slaves of the Shah: New Elites of Safavid Iran" has been released in 240 pages in Iran.
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