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The Pursuit of Pleasure : Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900 (Paperback)

Author: Matthee, Rudi

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"This excellent, well-written book is likely to become a classic work on the subject of drugs and stimulants both in Iran and the wider Islamic world. It will have a readership far beyond those individuals interested principally in Iranian or Middle Eastern studies. The author not only discusses the use of the commodities but he also analyzes the social practice of consumption, the persistent tension between social practice and religious norms exemplified by the use of and attitude toward wine, drugs, and stimulants, and the ways in which Iranian consumption was related to the shifting patterns of international trade."--Stephen F. Dale, Ohio State University, author of "The Garden of the Eight Paradises: Babur and the Culture of Empire in Central Asia, Afghanistan, and India (1483-1530)"


Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780691144443
SKU 211288279
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0691144443
Release Date 7/7/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0366
Publisher Princeton University Press

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