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Zwischen Chiliasmus und Staatsräson
Between Millenarianism and Reasons of State: Religious Change under Safavid Rule

Religiöser Wandel unter den Ṣafaviden

This study explores religious transformation in Iran under Safavid rule. In addition to presenting the 1501 proclamation of Shia Islam as the official religion, it places the Safavids in context, examines religious change as such, and traces the multiple actors involved. It also considers impacts to religious institutions and the legitimation of rule, while reflecting on religious change in architecture and ritual performances.

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Farida Stickel, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
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Audience: Religionswissenschaftler, Islamwissenschaftler, Iranisten

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