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The Safavid State: Government, Judiciary, Religious Institution and the Army

Availability: Forthcoming
Published: 2019
Page #: xii + 480
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781568593753
plates, bibliography, index, notes

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Willem Floor

Willem Floor studied development economics, non-western sociology as well as Persian, Arabic and Islamology from 1963-67 at the University of Utrecht. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Leyden in 1971. From 1983-2001 he worked for World Bank as an energy specialist. Currently, he works, writes, conducts research and gives lectures as an independent scholar. His most recent books include: “Agriculture in Qajar Iran,” (Washington DC: Mage, 2003), “Traditional Crafts in Qajar Iran,” (Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2003); “Public Health in Qajar Iran,” (Washington DC: Mage, 2004), “The History of Theater in Iran,” (Washington DC: Mage, 2005); “Wall Paintings and other Figurative Mural Art in Qajar Iran,” (Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2005); “The Persian Gulf 1500-1730,” (Washington DC: Mage, 2006), “The Dastur al-Moluk: Translation and Commentary,” (Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2007); “The Import of Textiles in Qajar Iran, (Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, Inc., 2007—forthcoming) and “The Travels of Gmelin in Northern Persian 1770-1774,” [translation] (Washington, DC: Mage—forthcoming, 2007).

Foreword

Chapter 1. Organization of the Central Government
a. Geographical extent of the kingdom
b. Vakil
c. Emir al-Omara
d. Grand vizier
e. Staff of the Supreme Divan (mostowfi al-mamalek, -khasseh)
f. Dar al-Ensha (monshi al-mamalek, majles-nevis, other staff)
g. What is a neshan, a parvancheh and a raqam?
h. Mohrdar: function and different seals

Chapter 2. Organization of the Provincial Government
a. Vali
b. Emir (begler-begi, soltan, qol-begi, aqa)
c. Provincial vizier
d. Darugheh

Chapter 3. The Secular Judiciary

Chapter 4. The Religious Establishment

Chapter 5. The Khalifeh al-Kholafa

Chapter 6. Organization of the Army
a. Army under Esma`il I and Tahmasp I
b. Reforms under `Abbas I
-qurchis; qollars; tofangchis; tupchis
c. Development of the Army till 1722
d. Arms (traditional and modern arms)
e. Army Tactics and Logistics (tovachis, charkhchis, battle formation)
f. Siege Operations

Illustrations
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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