The Politics of Trade in Safavid Iran : Silk for Silver, 1600 1730
by Rudolph P. Matthee and David Morgan


Overview - This book considers the economic, social and political importance of the silk trade in Safavid Iran. It focuses on four aspects of this trade: the role of silk in Iranian commercial policy, the interaction between agents of the state and foreign merchants, the routes along which silk was transported and, critically, the economic and social difficulties that contributed to the collapse of the regime in the 1720s.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This book considers the economic, social and political importance of the silk trade in Safavid Iran. It focuses on four aspects of this trade: the role of silk in Iranian commercial policy, the interaction between agents of the state and foreign merchants, the routes along which silk was transported and, critically, the economic and social difficulties that contributed to the collapse of the regime in the 1720s. This represents a major contribution to the current debates on the social and economic history of the premodern world.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521641319
  • ISBN-10: 0521641314
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: August 2003
  • Page Count: 316
  • Dimensions: 9.36 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.42 pounds

Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization

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Books > History > Middle East - General
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