Safavid Splendour and the Fruits of Empire

Despite its internal fluctuations, the Safavid dynasty, through shrewd ingenuity and military prowess, crafted an empire that was by far the most impressive in all of Western Asia and the Orient as a whole, rivalling only the Ottomans. Expanding Persian influence to the north, east, south and west, like the aromatic Thymus Serpyllum, the Safavid dynasty […]