Long story short, Venetians asked Mamluks of Egypt to attack the Portuguese-Indian city of Chaul on the western costs of the Indian Peninsula!! This is just too much to take for the sixteenth century! or I assumed it is too much to swallow! amazing!
Portugal, Venice, Cairo, and India in the early sixteenth century: Battle of Chaul (1508)
"the Swedes in 1679 decided to establish diplomatic relations with Iran. The man chosen to lead the delegation dispatched for that purpose, Ludvig Fabritius, was a Brazilian-born Dutchman who had made a career in the Russian military. Captured during the Sten' ka Razin rebellion in 1670, he had managed to escape to Iran, spending some time in Isfahan."
from: Rudolph P.Matthee, The Politics of Trade in Safavid Iran: Silk for Silver, 1600-1730. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999): 197.
I am Nader Sayadi, a researcher and educator in architecture who studies and teaches built environment and material culture history. I am also an architectural designer and historic preservationist. This is where I would like to share my thoughts about my interests in the related fields.
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