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              Persian Gulf -- Links with the Hinterland: Bushehr, Borazjan, Kazerun, Banu Ka'b, & Bandar Abbas
               

              Persian Gulf -- Links with the Hinterland: Bushehr, Borazjan, Kazerun, Banu Ka'b, & Bandar Abbas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Floor, Dr Willem

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              Focuses on two related themes: the importance of what goes on in a port city's hinterland, and, importance of a safe and secure road that connects a port city to its markets. This title features histories of Borazjan and Kazerun that show importance of behaviour of local chiefs a...nd of migrating tribes in keeping the caravan route secure or not.
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              ISBN 9781933823461
              Released NZ 26 Sep 2011
              Publisher Mage Publishers
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              Studies in the History of Medicine in Iran
                

              Studies in the History of Medicine in Iran (Hardback)

              By Floor, Dr Willem

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              Essays on the plague and cholera in Iran. As well as quarantine, influenza, medical infrastructure, geophagy, and early steps toward veterinary medicine in Iran.

              ISBN 9781933823942
              Released NZ 9 Jul 2018
              Publisher Mage Publishers
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              History of Theater in Iran
               

              History of Theater in Iran (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Floor, Dr Willem

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              The arrival of European theatre, with its reliance on a written text and normative rather than improvisatory acting, was part of the modernisation process in Iran. European theatre was introduced to the country in 1878, enjoyed a hey-day in the early years of the twentieth centur...y, and has experienced many ups-and-downs since then.
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              ISBN 9780934211291
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2005
              Publisher Mage Publishers
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              Travels Through Northern Persia, 1770-1774
               

              Travels Through Northern Persia, 1770-1774 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gmelin, Samuel Gottlieb; Translated by Floor, Dr Willem

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              In 1770, the author embarked on a journey on behalf of the Russian Academy of Sciences and in the service of Catherine, the Great. He kept journals describing the customs, industry, political world, warfare, geography, and plant and animal life of Northern Persia, until his captu...re and imprisonment in the village of Parakay near the Caspian Sea.
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              ISBN 9781933823157
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2007
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              Games Persians Play
               

              Games Persians Play (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Floor, Dr Willem

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              Iranians, young and old, male and female, played a large variety of games during their 2500-year history. Like elsewhere in the world traditional games are disappearing and being replaced by a less varied group of modern games, in particular spectator sports. This is a study of t...he history, development, and change in the games played in Iran.
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              ISBN 9781933823447
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2011
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              Titles & Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration
               

              Titles & Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration (Paperback)

              By Nasiri, Mirza Naqi; Translated by Floor, Dr Willem

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              Contains information on offices, ethnic attitudes and administrative developments in Iran's Safavid government (1495-1720). This work provides the official honorific title for each official, which shows the importance of these titles in the intricate structure of social and polit...ical standing among the power elite.
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              ISBN 9781933823232
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2008
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              Persian Gulf: Bandar Abbas, the Natural Trade Gateway of Southeast Iran
                

              Persian Gulf: Bandar Abbas, the Natural Trade Gateway of Southeast Iran (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Floor, Dr Willem

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              Bandar Abbas, once a small fishing village, became the gateway port for Iran after Shah Abbas defeated the Portuguese in 1622. However, with the fall of the Safavids and the withdrawal of the British East India Company in 1759 the port went into decline; by 1793 Bandar Abbas was ...under the direct control of Oman. In 1869 Iran had to resort to force of arms to take it back from Oman. Yet, this important port is hardly mentioned in the histories of Iran. For the first time in Bandar Abbas: The Natural Trade Gateway of Southeast Iran, Willem Floor, using primary sources, analyses the port's morphology, population, water supply, health, education, and living conditions during the Qajar period. Furthermore, he discusses in detail how Bandar Abbas came under Omani control; how the Qajars assumed direct control; as well as the town's vicissitudes under a parliamentary governed Iran, and the new centralizing Pahlavi state. The book also gives a detailed analysis of the nature of Bandar Abbas's trade and the reasons for its ups and downs; the role of European political and economic activities; central government institutions that were present in Bandar Abbas and the many new institutions that were created in the twentieth century. A similar comprehensive analysis is offered for Minab (a nearby town) with which Bandar Abbas had a symbiotic relationship that changed in the twentieth century. Based on primary sources this study of a major Persian Gulf port offers a comprehensive view of the growing-up pains Iran had to suffer to find its way into a modernizing world. The previous volumes of the series are: The Persian Gulf: A Political and Economic History of 5 Port Cities, 1500-1750; The Rise of the Gulf Arabs, The Politics of Trade on the Persian Littoral, 1747-1792; The Rise and Fall of Bandar-e Lengeh, The Distribution Center for the Arabian Coast, 1750-1930
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              ISBN 9781933823430
              Released NZ 3 Jan 2011
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              Persian Gulf -- Dutch-Omani Relations: A Commercial & Political History 1651-1806
                

              Persian Gulf -- Dutch-Omani Relations: A Commercial & Political History 1651-1806 (Hardback)

              By Floor, Dr Willem

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              Dutch relations with Oman from 1651 to 1806 were substantial and the written accounts provide the most detailed picture of the political and socio-economic situation in that country during this period. The information on Muscat in the 1670s and 1750s is unique and revealing, whil...e the trek of the Dutch shipwreck survivors in 1763 gives us a glimpse, for the fi rst time, into the life and conditions of the people of Oman's interior regions. All this information is brought to life in this book, which will be rewarding both to scholars and to those readers interested in the history, economics, and development of Oman and the people of the Persian Gulf.
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              ISBN 9781933823683
              Released NZ 7 May 2014
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              History of Hospitals in Iran, 5501950
               

              History of Hospitals in Iran, 5501950 (Hardback)

              By Floor, Dr Willem

              Aplace for the sick (bimarestan) had existed in Iran since the mid-sixth century, but such institutions never developed into real hospitals, except for a few instances during the tenth and eleventh centuries. Thereafter, until the twentieth century, their number was small and dec...lining, and merely served as alms houses (dar al-shafa) for sick and poor pilgrims, which was why they were attached to mosques and religious schools (madrasehs). There was no major change in this situation until the mid-1880s. It was then that changes began to occur through the establishment of dispensaries, and later, hospitals. Four main groups were involved: the government of Iran, the government of (British) India and its affiliates, and American and British missionary organizations. Each had their own disparate policy objectives. Although the first Iranian government hospitals preceded the ones established by American and British missionaries, the services they offered were limited. They did not include surgery, which was the comparative advantage of the foreign hospitals. In addition, the latter offered better trained physicians, nurses, modern medical methods of treatment, and the use of medical instruments and devices. As a result, these Western hospitals had an important impact on the training of Iranian physicians and nurses. They also introduced modern methods of medical treatment, surgery techniques and medicines. Furthermore, they made it more acceptable for Iranian patients to seek treatment in a hospital, an institution not traditionally viewed as a place to heal but rather as a place to die. Despite their increasing role in providing medical care, the urban-based hospitals were too few in number, and not geared to address Irans public health issues. In particular, they could not meet the medical needs of the countrys mainly rural population. Nevertheless, the hard work and sacrifice of the staff of these modern hospitals laid the groundwork for Irans much needed and comprehe
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              ISBN 9781949445244
              Released NZ 14 Dec 2020
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              History of Bread in Iran
                

              History of Bread in Iran (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Floor, Dr Willem

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              Given the importance of bread in the Iranian diet, it is surprising that its role in Iranian society has so far been ignored as a subject of study. Since ancient times, bread has been the staple diet of the peoples living in the Iranian plateau. In The History of Bread in Iran, W...illem Floor, one of the foremost scholars of Iranian history, describes the beginnings of agriculture and bread-making, and the various grains and other products that were, and are, used to make bread. He then delves into the making of dough in rural and urban areas, followed by an overview of baking techniques, and the many kinds of bread that were-and continue to be-made in Iran. And, because Man does not live by bread alone, we are offered an overview of the spiritual and social aspects of bread in Iranian society. Finally, the author assesses the dietary importance of bread to the people of Iran and ends by addressing the question of how the State dealt with the bread issue, which often determined the rise and fall of governments.
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              ISBN 9781933823775
              Released NZ 12 Oct 2015
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