Society and Culture in the Early Modern Middle East: Studies on Iran in the Safavid Period


The volume comprises a collection of 20 of the 43 papers presented at the Third International Round Table on Safavid Persia, held at the University of Edinburgh in August, 1998 and edited by the Round Tables organiser. The Third Round Table, the largest of the series to date, continued the emphasis of its predecessors on understanding and appreciating the legacy of the Safavid period by means of exchanges between both established and newer scholars drawn from a variety of fields to facilitate an exchange of ideas, information, and methodologies across a broad range of academic disciplines between scholars from diverse disciplines and research backgrounds with a common interest in the history and culture of this period of Irans history.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michele Bernardini
  • Sholeh A. Quinn
  • Karin Rührdanz
  • Iraj Afshār
  • Charles Melville
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2003