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The “Other” ambassador and the “Fascination of Persia”

In addition to getting overshadowed by Robert Sherley’s figure and posturings, Sampsonia/Teresia‘s narrative gets mixed with the story of Naqd Ali Beg, a Persian who showed up in England as ambassador from Shah Abbas. His presence totally messed up Robert’s

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A Circassian woman in Europe

This is a quick note and a place holder to return to the historical figure and to the general topic of the “Persianate woman” in Europe. From Refashioning Iran: In the first decades of the seventeenth century, an Iranian woman

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