Shah Abbas - The Remaking of Iran (London) Reviews
Newest Review: ... Imam Square in Isfahan. On one hand he was a man who brought Persia to the forefront of world attention for its excellence in silk weaving, carpet making and exquisite ceramics. On the other he was a guy so paranoid about keeping his power that he killed or blinded all his sons and had to go looking amongst his grandsons to find an heir. Mind you, there was a lot of that going on in his family history so he wasn't alone in being a bit of a despot. On one hand he was a man so holy that he walked hundreds of miles barefoot to make a pilgrimage to a holy shrine in Masshad and he established Shi'a Islam as the state religion. On the other han... more
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by - written on 08/04/09 (Very useful, 171 readings)
'Shah Abbas: The Remaking of Iran' is the British Museum's latest 'blockbuster' exhibition and is the third in their series of exhibitions on great leaders. Shah Abbas is in good company and follows in the footsteps of the first Chinese Emperor (he of the Terracotta Army) and the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Apparently the fourth in the great leader series will be Montezuma who'll be featured later this year. The exhibition opened on February 19th to a fanfare of publicity. I knew it was coming a long time ago because I subscribe to the British Museum's e-mailing list and I've been looking forward to the exhibition for months. I thought that was probably just me ... Read the complete review
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