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The Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman-Safavid War

Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Summary

Explore the Captivating History of the Safavid Empire

The Safavid dynasty was one of the most notable ruling dynasties of Iran. This Islamic empire was powerful enough to challenge the Mughals in the east and the Ottomans in the west.

Their story has shaped what we know as modern Iran more than any other period in its history. In this captivating history audiobook, you will discover all about this remarkable empire that was responsible for one of Persia's golden ages in terms of power and culture.

In The Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman-Safavid War, you will discover topics such as:

  • Religious Beginnings: Ismail I
  • Foreign Relations: Tahmasp
  • Short and Bloody: Ismail II
  • Cultural Consolidation: Abbas I
  • Saru Taqi: Shah Safi
  • Interlude: Shah Abbas II
  • Internal Decay: Sulayman
  • Fall: Sultan Husayn
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Safavid Empire, listen to this audiobook now!

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quite helpful!

I really liked was that the author talks about the original sources, those texts written at the period, and the artwork. However, for THE book on the Safavids, we still have to wait.

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very comprehensive analisys

I'm not a scholar of Prussian history, so this book has really helped to provide insight into the history of Prussia. There are plenty of references that can also be used for additional reading. It's packed full of facts and stories detailing all aspects of Prussian life.

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Great insight and detail!

A bit dry at times but worth the read. Would recommend for anyone looking for a detailed history of Prussia!

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Makes listening a pleasure

A good one-volume treatment of a large subject by someone who clearly has great affection for The Safavid Empire culture and people. Easy to understand by this amateur.

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Balanced and Thoughtful

Excellent detailed analysis and convincing deductions throughout. I liked, in particular, the concise style, the control, and flow of the subject-matter, keeping Brandenberg/Prussia at the center of the narrative and development. A very good read of a very intriguing subject still.

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Excellent Popular History

The will to survive made them the strongest country in the world, and at the end turned against them. Well researched and informative. A great deal of detail.

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Ideal to understand

Good detail. Really helps understand the history of Prussia. Because I am studying my family history, I needed to understand the history of where my family comes from.

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History, story, analysis, evaluation

the rise and fall of the Kingdom of Prussia. Covers not only the expected military capabilities and successes but the economic, social, civic and educational and industrial sectors. Well written and particularly fine in its analysis of the Prussian rulers...

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Very useful though

Gives a very detailed account. However, it is hard to follow in some places because of the amount of information being put into a single book. Very useful though.

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fascinating and worth the effort

Excellent overview of the Prussian state from beginning to end and thus a very good introduction to the subject. the author does a great job of balancing depth and breadth, covering centuries of history without glossing over the key periods and developments.

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  • Oscar Lola
  • 22-12-18

History Re-Explored

it's overly detailed, and the back and forth analysis sometimes feels a bit like ping pong. But the author is very insightful and you will learn a lot about history and, more importantly, human nature. I definitely recommend this book.

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  • Kalab
  • 22-12-18

too much detail

I found the detail of the book to be exactly what I was looking for. I especially appreciated a new understanding of what was going on in Prussia internally throughout the mid-eighteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries among the various factions and regions.

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  • Adian
  • 22-12-18

Wonerful balanced history

It is a great book. I highly recommend it to anybody interested in the Safavid Empire and Nation. I wanted to learn more about Iran, and this book filled the void.

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  • Paul
  • 22-12-18

greatly appreciate

a brilliant book, thoroughly researched and beautifully presented. This is not a boring history book, it is lively and full of wonderful anecdotes. It is quite refreshing that the book includes a great deal of material from the perspective of the participants of historical events and does not have an over-arching theoretical infrastructure.

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  • Arthur
  • 22-12-18

Very good

This book tracks briefly the origins, rise, fruition and decline both dramatic and consistent of the three "Islamic Gunpowder Empires": the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. They emerge from the abyss of the defeat of the Abbasids by the Mongols. They have similarities but vast differences as well.

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  • Bright
  • 22-12-18

brilliant point

What a fascinating period in history with the advent of new procedures, implements, etc … and made it clear to Westerners. Based on her lectures obviously, her narrative has been polished to a brilliant point. It is simple but not simplistic

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  • Raymond Ava
  • 22-12-18

Four Stars

A concise recount of where the current middle east quandry came from: constant change of dynasties and battlegrounds.

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  • kieran Jaxon
  • 22-12-18

A birds eye view

It is a very simple read of thousands of years of history as the name itself suggests. Recommended if you want to have a birds-eye view of the history of Iran.

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  • M.Maverick
  • 22-12-18

Incredible book

Ottoman Empire was a source of non-ending curiosity for the European Empires in the 16th century, and Busbecq masterfully manages to put his experiences into words. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in history.

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  • S.GarcDia
  • 22-12-18

Amazing

Very well written translation of historical recollections from an eyewitness to certain historical events. This is an amazing read from an amazing era.