The Idea of Iran: The Second Safavid Century

May 11-12, 2019

he fifteenth programme in The Idea of Iran annual series and the second dedicated to the Safavid era. What does the Idea of Iran mean at this period? Can we discern the ways that contemporaries viewed their traditions and their environment (natural or built); what was the view of outsiders, and how does modern scholarship define the distinctive aspects of the period?