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The Pursuit Of Pleasure: Drugs And Stimulants In Iranian History, 1500 1900 by Rudi Matthee Online



The Pursuit Of Pleasure: Drugs And Stimulants In Iranian History, 1500 1900

The Pursuit Of Pleasure: Drugs And Stimulants In Iranian History, 1500 1900

  • Title: The Pursuit Of Pleasure: Drugs And Stimulants In Iranian History, 1500 1900
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  • ISBN : 9780934211642
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 346 pages


The author addresses both the pharmaceutical properties of the substances he examines and their physical appearance, but he wants his book fundamentally to be a study of Iranian society and its evolution over time Drugs and stimulants merely form the prism through which he views Iranian society.


Author Rudi Matthee

Rudi Matthee serves as the John and Dorothy Munroe Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Delaware, where he teaches Middle Eastern history, with a research focus on early modern Iran and the Persian Gulf His books include The Politics of Trade in Safavid Iran Silk for Silver, 1600 1730 Cambridge University Press, 1999 The Pursuit of Pleasure Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian




The Pursuit Of Pleasure: Drugs And Stimulants In Iranian History, 1500 1900 Reviews (3)

  • Rare cultural history of the role of intoxicants in Iran It helps humanize and, most importantly, diversify the typical political and religious history in Middle Eastern studies. [..]

  • Informative but boring [..]

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