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The Epic Gamer20 Feb 2021 3:08 p.m. PST

Does anyone know of any good source books for this? The illustrations here are good, but there's few exact dates or anything else to judge how accurate they are.


DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 7:10 p.m. PST

Most of the illustrations were done for the 2500 celebration of the Shah back in 1971

The Book they were in was part of the commemorative materials – but also the basis for the uniforms they used in their parade of their military history

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In the book there are number of sources cited that were used in consultation for the preparation of the Safavid period:

Alam Ara-ye Abbasi
Safavid Miniatures Paintings
Accounts of European travelers
Account of M, R Beigs visit to the court of Louis XIV
The Shahnameh of Qasemi
Histories of the Period
Drawings by travelers
Safavid Coins

The Epic Gamer20 Feb 2021 7:58 p.m. PST

Thanks, any idea what the book looks like or is called?

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 8:02 p.m. PST


I was lucky to get a copy when I lived there – but hard to find

Druzhina21 Feb 2021 3:19 a.m. PST
clibinarium23 Feb 2021 2:58 p.m. PST

I sculpted some Safavid figures during the lockdown, and relied mainly on the pictorial sources Druzhina cites. It's best to look at the original images where possible (and its not always possible).

Druzhina23 Feb 2021 8:04 p.m. PST

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