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The sword of Persia : Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant, Michael Axworthy

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The sword of Persia : Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant
Title
The sword of Persia
Title remainder
Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant
Statement of responsibility
Michael Axworthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nader Shah, ruler of Persia from 1736 to 1747, embodied ruthless ambition, energy, military brilliance, cynicism and cruelty. His reign was filled with bloodshed, betrayal and horror. Yet Nader Shah is central to Iran's early modern history. From a shepherd boy he rose to liberate his country from foreign occupation, and make himself Shah. He took eighteenth-century Iran in a trajectory from political collapse and partition to become the dominant power in the region, briefly opening the prospect of a modernising state that could have resisted colonial intervention in Asia. He recovered all the territory lost by his predecessors, including Herat and Kandahar, and went on to conquer Moghul Delhi, plundering the enormous treasures of India. Nader commanded the most powerful military force in Asia, if not the world. He repeatedly defeated the armies of Ottoman Turkey, the preeminent State of Islam, overran most of what is now Iraq and threatened to take Baghdad on several occasions. But from the zenith of his success he declined into illness, insane avarice and horrific savagery, committing terrible atrocities against the Persian people, his friends, and even his family, until he finally died as violently as he had lived." "The Sword of Persia recreates the story of a remarkable, ruthless man, capable of both charm and brutality. It is a rich narrative, full of dramatic incident, including much new research into original Iranian and other material, which will prove indispensable to historians and students."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Axworthy, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS294
LC item number
.A99 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Nādir Shāh
  • Generals
Label
The sword of Persia : Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant, Michael Axworthy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
703903529
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 348 p.
Isbn
9781850437062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The sword of Persia : Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant, Michael Axworthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
703903529
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 348 p.
Isbn
9781850437062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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