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    Posted: 14-Jul-2006 at 16:34
I know the founder of this empire was a turk, but on internet I read that the empire was actually persian, look at what I found:

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The Empire was founded by the Safavids, a Sufi order that goes back to Safi al-Din 1252-1334. Safi al-Din converted to Shiism and was a Persian nationalist. The Safavid brotherhood was originally a religious group.

Is this correct?
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jul-2006 at 16:49
It is but in a romantic way; exaggerated with nationalistic connotations.
 
Persian here means Iranian, since that is what the country was known as outside Iran, Ismail claimed paternal lineage from Mohamad and maternal from Sasanid Shahanshahs.
 
He certainly saw himself as the Shah of Iran and for sure he was fluent in a form of Turkish.  His most loyal soldiers were teh qizilbash (red heads) because tehy wore red turbans on their heads. 
 
 


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  Quote Afsar Beghi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jul-2006 at 16:56
so there were ethnically turk, but "lived" the persian culture?
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jul-2006 at 17:14
As far as I am concerned it is impossible to say with any certainty and not very important at that.
 
 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2006 at 22:56
Originally posted by Afsar Beghi

so there were ethnically turk, but "lived" the persian culture?
 
No.. They did not live with Persian culture. they were one of the strickest Turkish state based on Turkish culture
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