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Iran (Safavid and Zand Dynasties), 1501–1794

Hamed Khosravi

Hamed Khosravi is an architect, writer and educator who has taught and researched Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK and at the Berlage Institute and Delft Technical University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Safavid dynasty ruled Iran from 1501 until 1722, settling their capital initially in Tabriz in the northwest, but when that came under attack from Ottoman forces, they moved it to Qazvin, under Shah Tahmasb I. Then Shah ʿAbbas relocated...

Iran and Central Asia, c. 1256–1507

Sheila Blair

Sheila Blair shares the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College, Massachusetts, and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA, with Jonathan M. Bloom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the early thirteenth century Mongols under Genghis Khan invaded Central Asia, brutally taking such cities as Samarkand, Bukhara and Urgench. After Genghis’s death in 1227, it was not till the mid-century when a new Great Khan, in China...