Sunday, February 26, 2006

Mir-Wais: The Protector of Persian Empire

The Persian Cromwell: being an account of the life and surprizing atchievements and successes of Miri-Waiz, great Duke of Kandahar, and protector of the Persian Empire. Written by a Swedish officer in 1724 who, for many years, was domestic slave to Mir-Waiz. To which is prefix’d, his effigy curiously engraved from an original painting.

Afghans ruled Iran for the most of 17 century starting with the defeat of Azeri Turk Saffavids in 1722 in Isfahan.

Mir-Wais from Pashtoon Ghizali tribe considered himself as the inheritor of Persian Empire when Azeri turks rule were defeated in Iran by Afghans and shifted back the power balance to Persian forces such as the "Zand Lor dynasty" in Fars province.

Published/distributed: London : Printed for W. Mears ... and J. Roberts ..., 1724.
Physical description: 4 p. l., 196 p. front. (port.) 14 cm.
Notes: Signatures: A⁴, B-I¹�, K².
Title within double line border....: Bound in calf; frontispiece mounted.
Subject(s): Muhammad Mīr Wais.
Iran --History.
Record ID: 2740023
Collection: UCLA Libraries and Collections

Location: Clark Library (closed until Oct. 2)
Call Number: DS293.3 .P46 *

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