The Principal Offices of the Ṣafawid State During the Reign of Isma'īl I (907–30/1501–24)

@article{Savory1960ThePO,
  title={The Principal Offices of the Ṣafawid State During the Reign of Isma'īl I (907–30/1501–24)},
  author={Roger M. Savory},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={1960},
  volume={23},
  pages={91 - 105}
}
  • R. Savory
  • Published 1 February 1960
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Isma'īl's defeat by the Ottomans at Chāldirān—his first defeat—destroyed the legend of his invincibility. This legend was based on his pretensions to a quasi-divine status, and, after Chāldirān, the qizilbāsh, although they continued to pay lip-service to this idea, showed clearly by their actions that they no longer accorded any special reverence to the person of their ruler. They had lost their faith in Isma'īl's supernatural powers, and this impaired their fundamental relationship with him… 
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