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  Iransaga - Persian Art, The Zand and Qajar Periods , Part 1
This ended with the coronation of Aqa Muhammad Khan Qajar in 1796, which ushered in a period of political stability that was characterised by a revival of cultural and artistic life.
Karim Khan was also a noted patron to painting, and the Safavid-European tradition of monumental figure painting was revived under the Zand dynasty, as part of an overall revival of the arts.
Karim Khan, who preferred the title Regent (Vakil) to that of Shah, did not demand that his painters prettify his appearance; he was happy to be shown at an informal and unpretentious gathering in a modest architectural setting.
www.artarena.force9.co.uk /zandqajar.htm   (546 words)

  
  Karim Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Karim Khan was one of the generals of Nadir Shah.
Subsequently, Karim Khan killed Ali Mardan Khan and invaded all Iran except Khorasan, respecting Shah Rukh, grandson of Nadir Shah.
Following Karim Khan's death, civil war broke out once more, and none of his descendants were able to rule the country as effectively as he had, until Agha Mohammad Khan and the Qajar dynasty came to power.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Karim_Khan_Zand   (300 words)

  
 Zand dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dynasty was formed by Karim Khan, chief of the Zand tribe of Lurs who had previously been moved by Nadir Shah to eastern Iran, but had returned after the death of the latter.
Karim Khan chose to be the military commander and Alimardan Khan was the civil administrator.
Karim Khan was a compassionate and very able ruler who soon managed to bring peace and prosperity into his area of control and made his capital city of Shiraz a centre of commerce and culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zand_dynasty   (741 words)

  
 Zand dynasty Information
The dynasty was formed by Karim Khan, chief of the Zand tribe of Lurs who had previously been moved by Nadir Shah to eastern Iran, but had returned after the death of the latter.
Karim Khan chose to be the military commander and Alimardan Khan was the civil administrator.
Karim Khan was a compassionate and very able ruler who soon managed to bring peace and prosperity into his area of control and made his capital city of Shiraz a centre of commerce and culture.
www.bookrags.com /Zand_dynasty   (718 words)

  
 The Modern Magazine for Persian Celebrations, Cuisine, Culture & Community
Karim Khan strongly believed that he would do better as just an ordinary person, serving his people, and perhaps was the first to unknowingly bring democracy to Persia.
As Karim Khan was a deeply religious man and also an active patron of the arts, he supported and encouraged the construction of libraries, schools, and mosques.
Karim Khan was known to be a compassionate ruler and a a brave leader.
www.persianmirror.com /culture/famous/bios/karimkhanzand.cfm   (557 words)

  
 Archaeologists identify gravestone of Karim Khan’s mother   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Tappeh-Pari is the birthplace of Karim Khan (1705-1779), the first ruler of the Zand dynasty in Iran, who restored peace to the kingdom after the strife following the collapse of the Safavid dynasty.
The gravestones of women from the Zand era usually bear bas-reliefs of praying seals, rosaries, mirrors, combs, and cloth covers for praying seals, and the men’s gravestones of the era bear bas-reliefs of hubble-bubbles, daggers, rifles, and horses, as well as praying seals and rosaries.
Karim Khan Zand never claimed the title of “shahanshah” (“king of kings”), but used the title “vakil al-roaya”, which means the representative of the people.
www.mehrnews.ir /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=307248   (266 words)

  
 Rise of the Zands
Later on, Karim Khan Zand appointed the Imam as the Beglarbegi of Kirman in 1170/1756.
Azam Khan was subdued by the Imam's forces, consisted of 7000 soldiers in command of Mirza Sadik, the cousin of the Imam.
Lutf Ali Khan proceeded to Sirjan, intending to occupy Shahr-i Babak and the stronghold of the Imam, guarded by the Ataullahi Ismailis.
ismaili.net /histoire/history07/history751.html   (909 words)

  
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With the exception of the Zand interval (1750-79), the history of 18th century Iran was marred by tribal violence.
This ended with the coronation of Aqa Muhammad Khan Qajar in 1796, which ushered in a period of political stability that was characterized by a revival of cultural and artistic life.
The Zand and Qajar periods saw a continuation of oil painting introduced in the 17th century, and the decoration of lacquer boxes and book-bindings.
www.rangineh.ir /qajar.htm   (568 words)

  
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Karim Khan Zand’s Citadel is hard to miss-a large, imposing square-shaped structure with high walls and circular towers at each corner that rise 14 meters high, one of them sagging much like Pisa’s bell tower; it is a veritable fortress.
Boostani is a 95-year-old man, 7th generation Zand, descended from the daughter of Karim Khan.
He had made himself a consummate Zand historian, and regaled us, as it were, with some of the old stories of K.K's generosity and heroism (Karim Khan's reign, although short-lived, is considered the one benevolent period in Iran's rocky political history).
www.greatestcities.com /users/rzand/4353.html?mode=reply   (2177 words)

  
 Zand dynasty
Karim Khan and Alimardan Khan Bakhtiari took control of central Iran following the unrest that arose from the assasination of Nader Shah (1747 CE).
Karim Khan's monuments in Shiraz include the famous Vakil Fortress, Vakil Bazaar, and severak mosques and gardens.
Karim Khan's death in 1779 CE left his territory vulnerable to threats from his enemies.
www.askfactmaster.com /Zand_dynasty   (647 words)

  
 Karim Khan Zand Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Karim Khan Zand (died 1779), a ruler of Iran and founder of the short-lived Zand dynasty, was known for his humility, kindness, and gallantry.
Karim Khan joined with another Persian rival, Alimardan Khan of the Bakhtyari tribe, and they claimed to be "regents" in behalf of a minor Safavid prince.
Even though Karim Khan was no match for him in the field and was defeated in several battles, his popularity caused the allies of Qajar to desert to Karim Khan.
www.bookrags.com /biography/karim-khan-zand   (478 words)

  
 Karim Khan - Encyclopedia.com
1779, ruler of Persia (1750-79), founder of the Zand dynasty.
Sadruddin Aga Khan was born in Paris on Jan. 17, 1933...
A near myth; The IoS Profile: The Aga Khan From the finest racehorses to the devotion of 15 million followers, he is used to every privilege and defers to nobody.
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 Biography of Karim Khan Zand | Life of Karim Khan Zand
Karim Khan Zand (died 1779), a ruler of Iran and founder of the short-lived Zand dynasty, was known for his humility, kindness, and gallantry.Among the rulers of Iran, from 1500 to 1925, Karim Khan was the only one who was not of Turkish origin.
He was a man of good character and a member of the Zand, which was part of the Aryan tribe of Lak in southern Iran.When Nader Shah was assassinated in 1747, there were at least four rivals for his throne.
Not only was his tribe small, but he himself had been a common soldier in Nader Shah's army, rising to a position of leadership by his ability.Struggle for SupremacyKarim Khan joined with another Persian rival, Alimardan Khan of the Bakhtyari tribe, and they claimed to be "regents" in behalf of a minor Safavid prince.
www.essayboom.com /biographies/Karim_Khan_Zand-31492.html   (322 words)

  
 Karim Khan Summary
Karim Khan was one of the generals of Nadir Shah.
Subsequently, Karim Khan killed Ali Mardan Khan and invaded all Iran except Khorasan, respecting Shah Rukh, grandson of Nadir Shah.
Following Karim Khan's death, civil war broke out once more, and none of his descendants were able to rule the country as effectively as he had, until Agha Mohammad Khan and the Qajar dynasty came to power.
www.bookrags.com /Karim_Khan_Zand   (743 words)

  
 History of Iran: Zand Dynasty
By 1760 Karim Khan had defeated all his rivals and controlled all of Iran except Khorasan, in the northeast, which was ruled by Shahrokh, the blind grandson of Nader Shah.
Karim Khan also opened Iran to foreign influence by allowing the English East India Company to establish a trading post in Bushire, the Persian Gulf port (1763).
In 1789 Lotf Ali Khan (ruled 1789-94) proclaimed himself as the new Zand king and took energetic action to put down a rebellion led by Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar that had begun at Karim Khan's death.
www.iranchamber.com /history/zand/zand.php   (382 words)

  
 zand: 07/02/2006 - 07/08/2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Zand tribe were a tribe of Lors of Lorestan, most known for his member Muhammad Karim Khan Zand, who become the Regent of Southern Persia for Ismail...
Zand Zand may refer to: Zand tribe the Iranian Zand dynasty (1773-1794) Zand, Netherlands (zand in Dutch means sand and enters in more geographical.
And wild birds infected with the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu are gradually broadening the scope of that disease.
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 The Henna Page - The Encyclopedia of Henna - Henna for military officials, leaders, and warriors in 18th and 19th c ...
The portrait of prince Rustam Khan Zand, from Shiraz in 1779, shows him with hennaed fingernails, and a small tattoo on the back of his hand.
The monumental court painting of "Karim Khan Zand and His Kinsmen" shows the group with their court robes, turbans and and swords.
The portrait of a "Nobleman Wearing a Zand Turban" was done in 1796, in the early Qajar era.
www.hennapage.com /henna/encyclopedia/war/talons.html   (633 words)

  
 1726. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
An able general from the Turkoman tribe of Afshar, Nadir Khan (Nadir Quli) assembled an army in northern Iran and began the reconsolidation of the country under his control.
A soldier in Nadir Shah's army and a member of the Persian Zand tribe, Karim Khan established himself as ruler in western Iran, making Shiraz his capital.
Agreement with the English East India Company, allowing its agents to establish a commercial base in the port of Bushire, after the company's trading outpost in Bandar Abbas was destroyed by the French (1759).
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Karim Khan Zand (18th century), the righteous king, promoted Shiraz once more to become the capital of the empire, contributing greatly to its prosperity by building mosques, bazaars, roads, citadels and other structures in the town.
Karim Khan Zand placed a volume of the holy Koran in the small room built on top of the gate, for the blessing.
There are many good restaurants all along the Karim Khan-e Zand Blvd (mainly at its intersection with other streets): Habib Eating Salon (not marked in English) at the inter section with Rudaki Street and next to tile Hafez Cinema; Golestan Restaurant at the inter section With Anvari Street.
www.irantour.org /Iran/city/SHIRAZ.html   (1515 words)

  
 Iran Journal, Steve Zind / Vermont Public Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Karim Khan Zand ruled Persia in the mid-1700s.
This mountain village is the birthplace of Karim Khan Zand, Steve Zind's ancestor who ruled Iran in the 18th century.
He is a direct descendant of Karim Khan Zand who has dedicated himself to preserving Zand sites and family history.
www.vpr.net /vt_news/iran.shtml   (387 words)

  
 IRAN YELLOW PAGES - Iranian infomation at your fingertip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Karim Khan Zand placed a volume of the holy Koran in the small room built on the top of the gate so as to bless those who pass under it guarantee them a safe return to their abode.
This is an octagonal, small and graceful Zand period structure where Karim Khan Zand received foreign ambassadors.
The rusty sward of Karim Khan Zand lies on the spot where his body was buried.
www.iranyellowpages.net /en/about_iran/Tourism/province/fars/fars1.shtm   (863 words)

  
 History of Iran: Qajar Dynasty
Agha Mohammad Khan defeated numerous rivals and brought all of Iran under his rule, establishing the Qajar dynasty.
Mirza Taghi Khan Amir Kabir, was the young prince Nasser o-Din's advisor and constable.
With a coup d'état in February 1921, Reza Khan (ruled as Reza Shah Pahlavi, 1925-41) became the preeminent political personality in Iran; Ahmad Shah was formally deposed by the Majles (national consultative assembly) in October 1925 while he was absent in Europe, and that assembly declared the rule of the Qajar dynasty to be terminated.
www.iranchamber.com /history/qajar/qajar.php   (1650 words)

  
 The Remains of Karim Khan-e Zand's Discovered - CAIS Archaeological & Cultural Daily News of Iran©
According to the director of the Fars Province Cultural Heritage Organization, while Karim Khan-e Zand's tomb was being excavated for repair, parts of a corpse were discovered and later on the experts of the CHO established that they were part of Karim Khan's corpse.
The director of the Fars Province Cultural Heritage Organization believes that the corpse of Karim Khan was transferred to the Golestan Palace by order of Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajar dynasty.
Finally, he declared that in the near future a wordy tomb would be made for Karim Khan in Nazar Garden.
www.cais-soas.com /news/2002/May2002/16-05.htm   (188 words)

  
 Karim Khan Zand - John R. Perry - 1-85168-435-2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Karim Khan Zand - John R. Perry - 1-85168-435-2
A forward-thinking and notably popular leader, Karim Khan Zand (1705–79) was the founder of the Zand dynasty in Iran.
Finding initial prominence in the chaotic interregnum following the assassination of Nader Shah, Karim Khan, by using ingenious politicking, military prowess and a genuine allegiance to the people, slowly achieved political ascendancy.
www.oneworld-publications.com /books/karim-khan-zand.htm   (73 words)

  
 Iranica.com - GOLˆAN -E MORAÚD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
GÚaffa@ri's father, Mirza@ Mo¿ezz-al-Din Moháammad, was the governor of Ka@æa@n and Qom under Karim Khan Zand.
A further section on the reigns of ¿Ali-Mora@d and other Zand claimants up to 1199/1785 was added by his son, Mirza@ Moháammad-Ba@qer.
The voluminous Golæan-e mora@d is the most detailed and generally most reliable of the Zand chronicles for the period after 1168/1755, despite some inaccuracies of detail for the later years of Karim Khan's rule, when GÚaffa@ri was apparently in Ka@æa@n rather than in the capital, Shiraz.
www.iranica.com /articles/v11f1/v11f1090.html   (238 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Karim Khan Zand (Makers of the Muslim World): Books: John R. Perry
A forward thinking and notably popular leader, Karim Khan Zand (1705-1779) was the founder of the Zand dynasty in Iran.
Interestingly, Karmi Khan Zand did not call himself King, he called himself as author mentioned Deputy of People or Parsi word is Vakil.
Karim Khan Zand was following Iran's political culture which was a king to be just and kind to his citizens, as a result, Karim Khan Zand saw himself as a Deputy of People, he was close to his citizens, and when occasion raised, he was just.
www.amazon.com /Karim-Khan-Makers-Muslim-World/dp/1851684352   (816 words)

  
 Eclipse 1999--Images of Iran
The Aramgah-é Hafez (Tomb of the Poet Hafez) was constructed in 1773 by Karim Khan to house the remains of Hafez, one of the two most celebrated poets of Shiraz.
The imposing Arg-é Karim Khani (Citadel of Karim Khan) occupies a full city block in the middle of Shiraz.
It was built during the reign of Karim Khan Zand (AD 1747 - 1779), who moved the capital of Persia to Shiraz and built much of the city.
www.fourmilab.ch /images/eclipse99/iranimages.html   (2552 words)

  
 ZAHEDI FAMILY OF 800 YEARS
Majd'ol Ateba with Sons Mehdi Khan, Mohammad Ali Khan "Bassir Homayoon" and Nasrallah Khan.
Karim Khan (l), maternal Cousin and Brother in Law of Mostafa Khan (r) was named after their Grandmother'sAncestor,
Eldest son of Mehdi Khan Moghavem'ol Molk with Spouse (and maternal cousin) Zohdi, in Paris, 1928
homepage.mac.com /zahedi/Zahedi_History/PhotoAlbum57.html   (519 words)

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