xiv, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
9781845119898 paperback 1845119894 paperback
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Shah Abbas's inheritance : the birth of a Shi'i state A turbulent childhood and the seizure of power Abbas takes control The recovery of Khurasan from the Uzbeks English adventurers at the service of Shah Abbas Maintaining the offensive : Khurasan, the Persian Gulf, and a challenge to the Ottomans Abbas expels the Ottomans The search for European allies Pressure on the Gulf, mass deportations, and the murder of a son An Anglo-Iranian victory : the capture of Hormuz Final triumphs : the capture of Qandahar and Baghdad A conflict of envoys The English envoys and the death of Abbas Abbas, the man and the king The court of Shah Abbas The throne and mosque alliance The city that was half the world The merchant king Shah Abbas and the arts The later Safavids Conclusion.