Where was the Safavid empire located?
Iran: a dynasty uniting Persia from 1501 to 1736.
"Center" referring to the capital of the Safavid empire: Tabriz, Qazvin, and Isfahan were all the capital of the Safavid empire at different points in its existence. Tabriz is located in the current East Azerbaijan Province. Qazvin is the current capital of the Province of Qazvin. Ishafan is the current capital of Isfahan Province. All are within the modern country of Iran.
The Safavid and Ottoman dynasties were both of Turkish ethnicity. The Safavid empire extended from the Caucasia ( Armenia, Azeribijan, etc.) to India, Iraq, the Persian Gulf, and parts of central Asia and the Caspian Sea.The Ottoman empire, on the other hand, ruled the the rest of the Islamic empire (Middle East, Balkans, and North Africa). The Ottoman empire was older and stronger than the young Safavid empire, but the Ottomans were alarmed as the…
The Ottomans were Sunni Muslims, the Safavids Shia Muslims.Ottoman Sultans saw it as part of their religious duty to wage war on what they saw as the heretical Shias. Further, the Ottoman empire was based on constant expansion (when it stopped expanding,the empire went into a long decline). Safavid Persia was directly to the east of the Ottoman empire.