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 Correspondence with European states; documents about Armenians and Catholics
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Ṣafī, Shah of Persia

Date: 1629-42

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The correspondence conducted by Shah Ṣafī with Christian European rulers is far less voluminous than that of his grandfather and predecessor, Shah ʿAbbās I. This reflects Iran’s political retrenchment during his reign, which culminated in the Peace of Zuhāb with the Ottomans in 1639. Shortly after coming to power in early 1629, Ṣafī sent a letter to the Doge of Venice…

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Matthee, Rudolph, “ Correspondence with European states; documents about Armenians and Catholics”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_30263>



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