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The Monetary History of Iran

The Monetary History of Iran
Rudi Matthee
Published on: June 15, 2013

The monetary history of a country provides important insights into its economic development, as well as its political and social history. The Monetary History of Iran: From the Safavids to the Qajars is the first detailed study of Iran’s monetary history from the advent of the Safavid dynasty in 1501 to the end of Qajar rule in 1925. Using an array of previously unpublished sources in ten languages, the authors consider the specific monetary conditions in Iran’s modern history, covering the use of ready money and its circulation, the changing conditions of the country’s mints and the role of the state in managing money. Throughout the book, the authors also consider the larger regional and global economic context within which the Iranian economy operated. As the first study of Iran’s monetary history, this book will be essential reading for researchers of Iranian and economic history.

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