Water System during Safavid Era
Sayyed Sasan Mousavi Ghasemi, Fateme orouji, Lili Nazari Khanmiri
During Safavid era, as in the times of the other dynasties before, agriculture has been mentioned as the primary source of income. The present study aimed at investigating the irrigation system in the geographical extents of Iran during the governance of Safavids Dynasty. The special climatic and geographical situation of Iran and aridness and water shortage and consequently Iranian civilization’s large dependency on water and hydraulic structures (particularly aqueduct or water canal) are defined as the most important factors of agriculture’s development and scattering in Iran. The present study sought succinctly investigating the irrigation system as the main subsystem of agricultural system as well as exploring its evolution trends in Iran during Safavid era through studying its traditional systems based on the library documents and evidence.