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The Oxford History of Historical WritingVolume 3: 1400-1800$
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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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Persian Historical Writing under the Safavids (1501–1722/36)

Persian Historical Writing under the Safavids (1501–1722/36)

(p.173) Chapter 8 Persian Historical Writing under the Safavids (1501–1722/36)
The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Christoph Marcinkowski

Oxford University Press

This chapter traces the development of Safavid historiography. It discusses regional histories and administrative literature; geographical and travel literature; and the ‘worldview’, methodologies, and ethnic and social backgrounds of Safavid historians.

Keywords:   Safavid historical writing, historiography, Safavid historians, regional history, administrative literature, geographical literature, travel literature

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