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Politics of Trade in Safavid Iran Silk for Silver, 1600-1730

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ISBN-10: 0521641314

ISBN-13: 9780521641319

Edition: 1999

Authors: Rudolph P. Matthee, David Morgan

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Using a wide range of archival and written resources, Rudi Matthee considers the economic, social and political networks established between Iran, its neighbours and the world at large, through the prism of the late Safavid silk trade.
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/9/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 316
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on transliteration
List of abbreviations
Maps
Introduction
The Iranian silk trade: from the Silk Road to the Safavids
Procedures, logistics, finances
Shah 'Abbas I and the Safavid political economy: territorial expansion, anti-Ottoman diplomacy, and the politics of silk
Government control and growing competition: the silk export monopoly and the advent of the European maritime companies
The complications of privatization: from the abolition of the silk export monopoly to the peace of Zuhab, 1629 1639
Conflict and reorientation: silk to silver, 1640 1667
Renewed regulation and the rise of the Russian connection, 1660s 1690s
Contraction and continuity, 1690 1730
Conclusion
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Index