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BBC - The Safavid Empire (1501 - 1722)
- An account of the empire, based in what is today Iran, and strong enough to challenge the Ottomans in the west and the Mughals in the east.
Safavid Empire 1502 - 1736
- An account of the dynasty, their roots in opposition to the Al Khanids, their adherence to Shia belief and practice, and their decline. Includes a list of rulers and dates.
- A summary view of the Iranian dynasty who ruled Iran and Iraq from 1501-1736, and their conflict with the Sunni Ottoman Empire.
- A history of the dynasty, with a focus on their art and culture; includes illustrations.
The Safavids, 1501-1722
- A brief outline of the Shia dynasty which seized power in Tabriz, their capital. Their leader Ismail was proclaimed Shah of Iran.
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