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ʿAbbās Mīrzā
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ʿAbbās Mīrzā (1203–1249/1789–1833) was a son of Fatḥ ʿAlī Shāh Qājār and crown prince during his father's reign. He was born on 4 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1203/26 August 1789 in the village of Nawā, near Damāwand. ʿAbbās Mīrzā's mother was Āsiya, daughter of Fatḥ ʿAlī Khān Qājār Dawallū. This match was part of Āghā Muḥammad Khān's strategy of unifying the two main Qājār clans, namely the Āshāqī Bāshī and Yukhārī Bāshī (Iʿtiḍād al-Salṭana, 292–293; Nafīsī, 2/2–3; Gīlānshāh, 2–8). It was perhaps for this reason that Āghā Muḥammad Khān had a particular affection for ʿAbbās Mīrzā, and markedly less for…

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Department of History, “ʿAbbās Mīrzā”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0018>
First published online: 2015



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