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AccueilAbstracta IranicaVolume 234. Histoire, Période Musulmane4.2. Histoire du XVe au XIXe siècle4.2.1. Safavides et Qâjârs« Caucasians in Safavid Service i...

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Giorgio Rota

« Caucasians in Safavid Service in the 17th Century », in : Raoul Motika and Michael Ursinus, eds., Caucasia between the Ottoman Empire and Iran, 1555-1914. Wiesbaden, 2000, pp. 107-120.

Compte-rendu réalisé par Rudi Matthee

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1This article, a preliminary study to what promises to become a more comprehensive in due time, points up the importance of Georgians in the administrative and military structure of the 17th century Safavid state. It offers much valuable information on the role of the Georgian ġolām-s during and after the reign of Šāh ‘Abbās I. (They had been imported as early as the reign of Šāh Ṭahmāsb but it is only under ‘Abbās that they would play a significant role in state operations.) The author discusses what we know about their recruitment, outlines the possibilities for a prosopographical study, and observes how specific functions held by Georgians were often connected to specific landed property. Above all, he emphasizes their lack of unity, a function, among other things, of the fact that Georgia itself was not unified.

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Rudi Matthee. Giorgio Rota, « « Caucasians in Safavid Service in the 17th Century », in : Raoul Motika and Michael Ursinus, eds., Caucasia between the Ottoman Empire and Iran, 1555-1914. Wiesbaden, 2000, pp. 107-120. », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 23 | 2002, document 161, mis en ligne le 08 février 2010, consulté le 05 décembre 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/35420 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/abstractairanica.35420

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