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Safavid Iran: 16th to Mid-18th Century
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Safavid literature is a particular expression of Persianate culture produced by diverse ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups who inhabited eastern Anatolia, the Iranian plateau, and beyond into Central Asia and modern-day Afghanistan. Infused with Indo-Iranian, Semitic, Hellenistic, and Turc…

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Babayan, Kathryn, “Safavid Iran: 16th to Mid-18th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0012>
First published online: 2009

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