Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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

Date: 1666–94

Original Language: Persian

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With regard to Sulaymān’s stance on religion, contemporaries have offered different opinions. The Armenian Bedros Bedik, who wrote an informative account of Iran under Sulaymān, claims that the shah never skipped a prayer and was more religiously minded than his immediate predecessors. Bedik calls him ‘benevolent towards Christians’, though less so than his predecessors (Bedik, Man of two worlds, p. 232). The Fre…

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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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_30267>



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