The Qizilbāsh and their Shah: The Preservation of Royal Prerogative during the Early Reign of Shah Ṭahmāsp

@article{Aldous2021TheQA,
  title={The Qizilbāsh and their Shah: The Preservation of Royal Prerogative during the Early Reign of Shah Ṭahmāsp},
  author={Gregory Aldous},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  year={2021},
  volume={31},
  pages={743 - 758}
}
  • Gregory Aldous
  • Published 7 May 2021
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Abstract Modern historians of Persia's Safavid period (1501–1722) have long assumed that there was an interregnum between the death of Shah Ismāʿīl I in 1524 and the date when his son Ṭahmāsp came of age and established direct control in the 1530s. This idea of an interregnum takes two forms in the historiography. According to one narrative, during this time the Qizilbāsh amirs were disloyal to the young Ṭahmāsp and tried to seize control of Persia for themselves. According to the other, there… 

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