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!
"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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