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Title: An Armenian King in Exile
Subtitle: New Julfa's Shah Through a Persian Edict and an Armenian Bible
Author(s): BAGHDIANTZ McCABE, Ina
Journal: Revue des Études Arméniennes
Volume: 27    Date: 1998-2000   
Pages: 321-328
DOI: 10.2143/REA.27.0.563265

Abstract :
Perhaps one of the most surprising discoveries of the author’s research on the socio-economic life of the inhabitants of New Julfa was that the Armenian suburb of Isfahan could be officially called a kingdom, with a king recognized by the Safavids, albeit only for a specific period of time. A leader, or perhaps even two leaders, of New Julfa bore the official title of shah (king), a title the author examines in both its Persian and Armenian forms as found in two primary sources.

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