1 The Tsars and the East: Gifts from Iran and Turkey in the Moscow Kremlin.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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THE TSARS AND THE EAST: GIFTS FROM IRAN AND TURKEY IN THE MOSCOW KREMLIN

EDITED BY ALEXEY KONSTANTINOVICH LEVYKIN

PUBLISHED BY THAMES AND HUDSON

ISBN 9780500514979

PRICE: 32.00 [pounds sterling] HARDBACK

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Published to accompany the Smithsonian Institution's major exhibition, this book features more than 60 exceptional objects that large embassies, diplomatic missions and trade delegations from Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Iran offered to the tsars of Russia. Ranging in date from the early 16th to the late 17th century, these lavish gifts and tributes include rarely seen arms and armour and jewelled ceremonial vessels and...

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