Allahverdi Khan

Allahverdi Khan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Allahverdi Khan (ca. 1560 - June 3, 1613) was an Iranian general and statesman of Georgian origin who, although initially a ghul m (royal court military servant), rose to high office in the Safavid state. Allahverdi was born a Christian Georgian, surnamed Undiladze, and, like many of his compatriots and fellow Christian Armenians and Circassians, was taken prisoner in the course of one of the Caucasian campaigns of Shah Abbas I of Persia and converted to Islam[1] to be trained for service in the ghulam army, a special military structure consisting of Christian captives and created by Abbas I to counterpoise the power of the Turkic Kizilbash, which constituted the nucleus of he Safavid military aristocracy. In 1589, he took part in the assassination of the powerful minister (wakil) and kingmaker Morshed-Kholi Khan Ostaglu, who was secretly condemned to death by Shah Abbas.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136626489
  • 9786136626482