First published in 1926. Don Juan was a Persian Moslem who became a
Spanish Roman Catholic. His description of Persia and his account
of the wars waged by the Persians during the sixteenth century
considerably add to modern day knowledge of the history of the
period. The book describes the Safavi rule as first established,
and the system of government set up in the prime of Shah 'Abbas, as
well as being an account of the long journey from Isfahan to
Guy Le Strange's comprehensive introduction places the book in its
historical context, as well as providing important information on
how the book was written. Many of the inaccuracies of the original
text are corrected in translation with references and notes added
to the index to guide the reader.
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