The Monetary History of Iran: From the Safavids to the Qajars

The Monetary History of Iran: From the Safavids to the Qajars

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780760797
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 06/15/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Rudi Matthee is Professor of History at University of Delaware. He is the author of Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfahan (I.B.Tauris) and The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900.

Willem Floor is an independent scholar specialising in the history of Iran in the Safavid and modern ages. His publications include A Social History of Sexual Relations in Iran; Iran and the World in the Safavid Age (with Edmund Herzig, eds, I.B.Tauris); Labor and Industry in Iran, 1850-1941 and The Persian Gulf: A Political and Economic History of Five Port Cities 1500-1730.

Patrick Clawson is Deputy Director of Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and senior editor of Middle East Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Introduction 
1. The Monetary System during the Safavid Period: Money, Metals and Minting 
2. The Trade in Bullion in Safavid Times 
3. The Politics of Minting 
4. The Monetary System under the Afsharids and Zands, 1732-1794
5. The Monetary System under the Qajars, 1779-1925 
Afterword 
Bibliography 
Index

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