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  • It grew out of a boy’s desire to avenge the murder of some of his family
  • Ismail and his family belonged to the Safavid clan. A rival clan killed his father and older brother. This murder resulted in Ismail’s becoming the head of his family at the age of seven. To survive, he went into hiding until he was twelve. Then he began his military career by leading forces to take revenge on those who murdered his father. Once he had exacted his vengeance, Ismail’s fame quickly spread and he gathered supporters. Ismail continued to seize territory and began to build a state.
  • Ismail had reputation of being invincibleMade it vulnerable to internal struggles and attack from neighboring states
  • Ch 11 sec 3

    1. 1. Safavid Empire
    2. 2. • The region between the Ottoman Empire and India
    3. 3. • Founded by Shah Ismail I
    4. 4. Ismail I
    5. 5. • Worked with neighboring countries • This was essential because of its location along the trade route
    6. 6. • Became Muslim under Ismail
    7. 7. • Lost to a larger Ottoman force • Ismail withdrew from an active role in government after this loss
    8. 8. • A rival family leader replaced the Safavid ruler with his 16 year old son Abbas
    9. 9. • He reorganized the army and conquered land that had been taken from the Safavids • Great builder of religious architecture, royal palaces and public buildings
    10. 10. • It declined due to lack of qualified successors

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