Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Chaldiran (1514)

Today is the anniversary of a battle that had far-reaching implications for the Middle East, but that gets relatively little recognition if you’re not a specialist in either Ottoman or Safavid history. The 1514 Battle of Chaldiran determined, among other things, that the Safavids would not be invading Anatolia, and it established the basic template … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Chaldiran (1514)

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