David Blow: Mirrors for Princes – Machiavellian advice to young rulers

Army & Navy Club 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

‘Mirrors for Princes’ are mediaeval prose works of advice for rulers or prospective rulers on how they should exercise kingship. They were usually written by a ruler for the benefit of his son and heir, or by a high-ranking official or a senior religious scholar,...

Robert Steele: Iran’s involvement in Africa in the late 1960s and early 1970s

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  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY This lecture will examine Iran’s political interactions with Sub-Saharan Africa under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Much of the scholarship on Pahlavi Iran’s global interactions has focused on its relations with the West. Comparatively little attention has been paid...

The East India Trading Companies in Iran – Dr Mark Williams

Army & Navy Club 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

During the Safavid period, much of Iran's trade went through Dutch, Portuguese and English trading companies, who established bases on the Persian Gulf, with substantial establishments in Isfahan. Dr Mark Williams of Cardiff University will be discussing the effect that these companies had on the...