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The pursuit of pleasure : drugs and stimulants in Iranian history, 1500-1900

Author: Rudolph P Matthee
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton Univ. Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolph P Matthee
ISBN: 0691118558 9780691118550 9780691144443 0691144443
OCLC Number: 918275314
Awards: Winner of Albert Hourani Book Award 2006
Description: XV, 346 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Note on Transliteration xi Preface xiii Abbreviations xviii Introduction 1 Part I: Safavid Period Chapter 1: General Overview: Iran between 1500 and 1900 17 Chapter 2: Wine in Safavid Iran I: Between Excess and Abstention 37 Chapter 3: Wine in Safavid Iran II: Ambivalence and Prohibition 69 Chapter 4: Opium in Safavid Iran: The Assimilated Drug 97 Chapter 5: Tobacco in Safavid Iran: Pleasure and Proscription 117 Chapter 6: Coffee in Safavid Iran: Commerce and Consumption 144 Part II: Qajar Period Chapter 7: Wine in Qajar Iran: From Flouting the Religious Law to Flaunting Unbelie 177 Chapter 8: Opium and Tobacco in Qajar Iran: From Pleasureto Crash Crop and Emblem of the Nation 207 Chapter 9: From Coffee to Tea: Shifting Patterns of Consumption in Qajar Iran 237 Chapter 10: Drinking Tea in the Qahvah-khanah: The Politics of Consumption in Qajar Iran 267 Conclusion 293 Bibliography 305 Index 335
Responsibility: Rudi Matthee.
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Winner of the 2006 Albert Hourani Book Award Winner of the 2006 Saidi-Sirjani Award, International Society of Iranian Studies "This is an extremely successful foray into the social history of Iran in Read more...

 
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