|LC control no.||sh 96007363
|Geographic heading||Iran--History--Ṣafavid dynasty, 1501-1736
|Variant(s)||Ṣafavid dynasty, Iran, 1501-1736
|Found in||Work cat.: Ahrar, A. Azhdha, 1368, 1989.
Britannica Micro., 15th: v. 10, p. 295 (Ṣafavid dynasty (1502-1736) Iranian dynasty whose estab. of Shiʻite Islam as the state religion of Iran was a major factor in the emergence of a unified national consciousness among the var. ethnic and ling. elements of the country)
Encyc. of Islam, 2nd ed. (Safavids: a dynasty which ruled Iran as sovereigns 907-1135 (1501-1722), as faine'ants 1142-8 (1722-36); existed as pretenders to the throne up to 1186 (1773))