Warfare as a Tool of Diplomacy: Background of the First Ottoman-Safavid Treaty in 1555

@article{Atil2019WarfareAA,
  title={Warfare as a Tool of Diplomacy: Background of the First Ottoman-Safavid Treaty in 1555},
  author={Zahi̇t Atçil},
  journal={Turkish Historical Review},
  year={2019}
}
  • Zahi̇t Atçil
  • Published 7 June 2019
  • History, Political Science
  • Turkish Historical Review
The Amasya Treaty (1555) ended a half-century of Ottoman-Safavid military and ideological rivalry during the sixteenth century. My paper focuses on why the Ottoman and Safavid empires made this treaty despite a long-standing ideological and political divide. It has been widely held that the Safavids could not afford such a costly rivalry and, tired of the Ottoman military campaigns, they pleaded with the Ottomans to make peace. Based on my comparative research in Ottoman, Persian, and European… 
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