The adventures of Shah Esma’il: a seventeenth-century Persian popular romance (2019)

Title:The adventures of Shah Esma’il: a seventeenth-century Persian popular romance
Translator:From Persian into English: Barry Wood
Editor:Barry Wood
Series:Studies on performing arts & literature of the Islamicate world, vol. 8
Place:Leiden & Boston
Pages:XXIV, 485
ISBN:9789004383524, 9789004383531
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The adventures of Shah Esma’il: a seventeenth-century Persian popular romance. Edited and translated from Persian into English by Barry Wood; Series: Studies on performing arts & literature of the Islamicate world, vol. 8. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2019, XXIV+485 p. ISBN 9789004383524

Note: Translation of a collection of manuscripts that was edited and published in Iran in 1971 by its owner, Aṣghar Muntaẓir Ṣāḥib, and published under the title: ʿĀlamārā-yi Shāh Ismāʿīl.


Acknowledgments … xi
Preface … xiii
Notes on Transliteration … xxiv

Part 1. The Ancestors of Shāh Esmāʿil

1. The Story of Solṭān Firuzshāh … 3
2. The Story of ʿEvazolkhavāṣṣ and His Son Moḥammad al-Ḥāfeẓ … 5
3. The Story of Salāḥoddin Rashid … 7
4. The Story of Seyyed Jebrāʾil … 9
5. The Story of Solṭān Khwājeh ʿAli … 16
6. The Battle between Solṭān ʿAli Mirzā and Aybeh Solṭān and the Death of Solṭān ʿAli … 30

Part 2. Shāh Esmāʿil vs. the Torkmāns

7. Shāh Esmāʿil Catches Sight of His Majesty the Lord of the Age … 39
8. The Emergence of Shāh Esmāʿil from Gilān and Lāhijān with Seven People, and the Conquest of Ṭārom … 41
9. The Story of the Sons of Rostam Shāh, and of How His Majesty the Shadow of God Went to Ardabil; the Killing of ʿAli Khān Solṭān … 44
10. Alvand Sends ʿOthmān Solṭān to Fight the Shāh, Who in Turn Sends Qarāpari Qājār; the Latter is Killed, and the Torkmāns are Defeated … 49
11. King Alvand Goes to the Anatolian Emperor and Seeks Help; He Comes to Iran and is Defeated; His Qualities … 57
12. The World-conquering Shāh’s Proposal to Tājlu Begom, the Daughter of ʿĀbedin Beg Shāmlu, and the Wedding Feast of that Fortunate Prince … 67
13. Birth of the Shadow of God, Shāh Ṭahmāsp, in the Village of Ranān near Eṣfahān … 69
14. Shāh Esmāʿil Sends an Army against Solṭān Morād, and that Failure is Captured … 80
15. Solṭān Morād Flees toward Shirāz; Moḥammad Karahi Captures Him and Sends Him to Shāh Esmāʿil, But He Flees Again … 86
16. Solṭān Morād Flees toward Shirāz as Elyās Beg Pursues Him … 89
17. Elyās Beg Goes to Dāmghān to Fight Ḥosayn Kiyā Cholāvi and is Killed by That Man’s Duplicity … 92
18. Shāh Esmāʿil Proceeds from Qom towards Firuzkuh and Māzandarān to Defeat Ḥosayn Kiyā Cholāvi … 95
19. ʿAli Kiyā Goes to Take the Pass of Firuzkuh … 99
20. Shāh Esmāʿil Arrives at the Fortress of Mārānkuh and Does Battle with Ḥosayn Kiyā Cholāvi, Who is Killed … 105
21. Shoʿayb Āqā is Killed by Solṭān Aḥmad Sāruʾi; Moḥammad Karahi Rebels, Solṭān Aḥmad is Killed, and Yazd is Captured … 108
22. His Majesty Arrives at Yazd, and Moḥammad Karahi is Killed … 112
23. Shāh Esmāʿil Goes from Yazd to Ṭabas; Tardi Bābā is Killed, and Amir Kamāloddin Ḥosayn Comes to the Royal Court on Behalf of Solṭān Ḥosayn Bāyqarā … 114
24. ʿAbdi Beg is Martyred at the Hands of Ḥosayn Beg, Son of Ṣārem Khān the Kurd; Shāh Esmāʿil Arrives, and Ṣārem Khān Flees … 126
25. The Conquest of Baghdād by the Qezelbāsh; Bāyrak Solṭān Flees to Moṣul, and Shāh Esmāʿil Visits Najaf … 129
26. The Royal Banners Leave for ʿErāq and Khorrāmābād, Where Malekshāh Rostam is … 137
27. The Shāh and His Army Come to Fight Malekshāh Rostam, Who Pledges Obedience; Together They Go to Ḥovayzeh to Fight Malek Fayyāz … 140
28. His Majesty Sends Nur ʿAli Khalifeh to the Ṣufis of Rum on His Behalf, and He Accepts Oaths of Fealty in Tabriz and Diyārbakr … 149
29. The Royal Banners Head for Diyārbakr, and Shāh Esmāʿil Does Battle with ʿAlāʾoddawleh Dhulqadr … 156
30. Shāh Esmāʿil Sends a Letter to ʿAlāʾoddawleh, Who Responds with an Offer of Peace; His Majesty Returns to Ādharbāyjān … 165
31. Sāru Aṣlān and Sāru Qaplān Come to the Aid of Moḥammadi Solṭān and are Killed by Qarākhān the Brother of Moḥammad Khān Ostājlu, Who is Victorious … 172
32. On the Nature and Circumstances of Solṭān Salim, Son of Solṭān Bāyazid of Anatolia … 181
33. Qarākhān Attacks Arzenjān, and Moḥammad Khān Sends Solṭān Bāyazid of Anatolia an Envoy with Women’s Clothing … 189
34. Solṭān Bāyazid and Solṭān Qānṣaw, the Ruler of Egypt, Fight against ʿAlāʾoddawleh Dhulqadr … 194

Part 3. Shāh Esmāʿil vs. the Uzbeks

35. Shāhi Beg Khān, Son of Abulkhayr Khān, Makes His Emergence and Seizes Torkestān from the Descendants of Amir Timur … 199
36. Of the Sons of Solṭān Ḥosayn Bāyqarā and Their Circumstances, and How Their Fates were Ruined … 207
37. Bābor Pādeshāh Goes to Kābol, While Shāhi Beg Khān Goes to Balkh and Badiʿozzamān Sets Out to Fight Him … 219
38. Shāhi Beg Khān Comes to Dāmghān, Then Returns to Samarqand; Moḥammad Ḥosayn Mirzā Comes to the Service of Shāh Esmāʿil; Amir Najm Ii and the Great Commanders Subdue Khorāsān, Entrust It to the Sons of Solṭān Ḥosayn Mirzā, and Leave … 243
39. The Victorious Royal Banners Come to Marv, and the Shāh Plays a Trick on Shāhi Beg Khān the Ruler of Torkestān, Who is Killed … 267
40. Mirzā Moḥammad Ṭālesh Returns from Māzandarān and is Met by the Shāh; Bārsil Khān, the King of Urgench, Comes to the Foot of the Royal Throne with Ovays Mirzā and Bābor Pādeshāh; Amir Najm Ii Goes to Torkestān … 290
41. Amir Najm II and His Commanders Head for Torkestān, and Bābor Pādeshāh Comes to Balkh … 308
42, Amir Najm II Arrives at Qarshi; Shaykham Mirzā Mounts a Night Attack on the Qezelbāsh Encampment; Amir Najm Executes His Nephew Moḥammad Kāẓem; the Victory of Amir Najm and the Death of Shaykham Mirzā … 314
43. Jāni Beg Solṭān Goes to Balkh; ʿObayd Khān Comes, and Khorāsān is Seized by an Uzbek Army; Shāh Ṭahmāsp Khān Mirzā Leaves Harāt for ʿErāq; Shāh Esmāʿil Receives Word that Amir Najm II has been Killed … 330
44. Shāh Ṭahmāsp Returns to Iran and to His Majesty, Who Summons an Army to Conquer Khorāsān and Torkestān; the Kings of Torkestān Flee … 342
45. Jāni Beg Solṭān Reaches Qāsem Khān, the Pādeshāh of the Steppe of Baghlān, Who Sends his Son Abulkhayr Khān with a Great Army to Fight Shāh Esmāʿil; Abulkhayr Khān is Killed, and the Uzbek Kings Flee … 358

Part 4. Shāh Esmāʿil vs. Solṭān Salim

46. The Glorious Banners Turn Back to Iran, and His Majesty the Shadow of God Learns of the Death of Solaymān Mirzā in Tabriz; He Sends an Emissary to Anatolia to See Solṭān Bāyazid, the Qayṣar of Rum … 373
47. Solṭān Salim, the Pādeshāh of Rum, Comes to Iran and Arrives at Chālderān; the Victorious Banners of the Shadow of God Turn Toward Him, but the Qezelbāsh are Defeated … 381
48. Moḥammad Zamān Mirzā, the Son of Badiʿozzamān Mirzā, Rebels and Goes to Astarābād; ʿObayd Khān Arrives at Balkh with All His Corruption … 408
49. Solṭān Salim Learns of the Theft and Burning of His Supplies by ʿAlāʾoddawleh Dhulqadr and the Death of Moṣṭafā Pāshā at the Hands of His Men, Then Goes to Fight ʿAlāʾoddawleh and Kills Him … 416
50. Solṭān Salim, the Ruler of Anatolia, Fights Solṭān Qānṣaw, the King of Egypt, Who is Killed … 420
51. Solṭān Morād, the Son of Yaʿqub Pādeshāh Son of Ḥasan Pāshā the Torkmān, Comes to Conquer Diyārbakr and is Killed by Aḥmad Solṭān Qājār … 425
52. Ghazāli Joins Forces with Solṭān Solaymān to Fight Nur ʿAli Khalifeh, Who is Killed by the Anatolians … 427
53. Solṭān Solaymān Comes to Iran a Second Time, and Ghazāli is Captured by His Majesty the Shadow of God … 428

Part 5. The Later Years

54. Shāh Esmāʿil Learns of the Death of Solṭān Salim and of Solṭān Solaymān’s Accession to the Throne and Return to istanbul; His Majesty Leaves Chālderān with the Intention of Conquering Khorāsān … 447
55. Jāni Beg Solṭān the Uzbek Comes to Balkh and Fights Kopek Solṭān, and the Uzbek Army is Defeated; ʿObayd Khān Comes to Harāt and Returns without Having Attained His Goal; Amir Khān Torkmān, the Governor of Harāt, Kills Amir Moḥammad and is Deposed; His Majesty Sends Durmesh Khān to Fight in Harāt … 456
56. Durmesh Khān Comes to Harāt, Seizes Amir Khān Torkmān, and Sends Him to the Royal Court, Then Settles Down to Rule the City … 459

Bibliography … 469
Index … 473

Keywords: Tārikh-i ʿālamārā-yi Shāh Ismaʿīl, Tarikh-i alamara-yi Shah Ismail, Tarikh-e Alam-ara-ye Shah Ismail, Tārīkh-e ʿĀlam-ārā-ye Shāh Ismā’īl, Ālamārā-ye Šāh Esmāʿīl, Tarikh-i alam-aray-i Shah Ismail, The world adorning history of Shah Ismail, عالم آرای شاه اسماعیل, Tarix-i aləm-ara-yi Şah İsmayıl, Тарих-и Āлам-āрā-йи Шāх Исмā’ūл, Тарих-и Алам-ара-и Шах Исмаил, Тарих-и алам ара-йи Шах Исмаил, Alem-ârâ-yı Şah İsmail, Tarîh-i âlem-ârâ-yi Şah İsmail.