1989. 2nd unmodified edition 2003, 525 pp. german text.
In his publication, Prof. Roemer illustrates the history of Persia from the 14th to the 18th century. Beginning with the Persian Empire after the invasion of the Golden, he analyses the rise and fall of the Safavid Empire in these 400 years of Persian history.
Prof. Hans Robert Roemer (1915-1997) was the first director of the OIB from 1961-1963. His main research interests focused on Iranian history and literature.