12 Hist Lecture

12 Hist Lecture - 3/12 Hist Lecture 9:01:00 AM Safavid Persia Ismail led Turkic tribesmen to Persia Conquered Iranian plateau claimed ancient

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3/12 Hist Lecture 12/03/2008 11:01:00 Safavid Persia Ismail led Turkic tribesmen to Persia Conquered Iranian plateau, claimed ancient Persian title of shah Proclaimed Twelver Shiism official religion Abbas the Great, 1588-1629 o Revitalized Safavid state o Modernized its military: standing army o Sought European alliances o Permitted European merchants, missionaries o Reaped great profits from Eurasian overland trade o Centralized administration: new capital at Isfahan Did Islamic world decline in the early modern era? Yes: o Alarmed by growing Hindu population, Mughals renounced religious  tolerance Hindu states eclipsed Mughal Empire by 1700 o Safavid dynasty collapsed in 1722 when Afghan tribes invaded from  north In ensuing chaos Safavid dynasty lost the allegiance of its  forcibly subjugated subjects and the clergy Power fell to regional warlords Growth of maritime trade after 1500s marginalized Ottoman, Safavid empires
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12 Hist Lecture - 3/12 Hist Lecture 9:01:00 AM Safavid Persia Ismail led Turkic tribesmen to Persia Conquered Iranian plateau claimed ancient

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