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Matthee, Rudolph P.

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Works: 40 works in 159 publications in 4 languages and 3,521 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Sources  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Rudolph P Matthee
Iran and the surrounding world : interactions in culture and cultural politics by Nikki R Keddie( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays examine Iran's place in the world--its relations and cultural interactions with its immediate neighbors and with empires and superpowers from the beginning of the Safavid period in 1501 to the present day. The book provides important historical background on recent political and social developments in Iran and on its contemporary foreign relations. The topics explored include Iranian influence abroad on political organization, religion, literature, art, and diplomacy, as well as Iran's absorption of foreign influences in these areas. A special focus is the prevailing political culture of Iran throughout its early modern and contemporary periods. The authors combine approaches from history, political science, anthropology, international relations, and culturalstudies. Some essays address Iran's interactions with various Arab and Turkic ethnicities in the region stretching from India to Egypt. Others examine its relations with the West during the Qajar and Pahlavi eras, women's issues, culture inside Iran during the Islamic Republic, and the Shi`ite theocracy of Iran as compared with other Muslim states
Persia in crisis : Safavid decline and the fall of Isfahan by Rudolph P Matthee( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decline and fall of Safavid Iran is traditionally seen as the natural outcome of the unrelieved political stagnation and moral degeneration which characterised late Safavid Iran. 'Persia in Crisis' challenges this view. In this ground-breaking new book, Rudi Matthee revisits traditional sources and introduces new ones to take a fresh look at Safavid Iran in the century preceding the fall of Isfahan in 1722, which brought down the dynasty and ushered in a long period of turbulence in Iranian history. Inherently vulnerable because of the country's physical environment, its tribal makeup and a small economic base, the Safavid state was fatally weakened over the course of the seventeenth century. Matthee views Safavid Iran as a network of precarious alliances subject to perpetual negotiation and the society they ruled as an uneasy balance between conflicting forces. In the later seventeenth century this delicate balance shifted from cohesion to fragmentation. An increasingly detached, palace-bound shah; a weakening link between the capital and the outlying provinces; the regime's neglect of the military and its shortsighted monetary policies combined to exacerbate rather than redress existing problems, leaving the country with a ruler too feeble to hold factionalism and corruption in check and a military unable to defend its borders against outside attack by Ottomans and Afghans. The scene was set for the Crisis of 1722. This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of Iranian history and the period that led to two hundred years of decline and eclipse for Iran."--Publisher's description
The pursuit of pleasure : drugs and stimulants in Iranian history, 1500-1900 by Rudolph P Matthee( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphael du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a "kick," got them into a good mood. By tracing their historical trajectory and the role they played in early modern Iranian society (1500-1900), Rudi Matthee takes a major step in extending contemporary debates on the role of drugs and stimulants in shaping the modern West." "The Pursuit of Pleasure examines both the intoxicants known since ancient times - wine and opiates - and the stimulants introduced later - tobacco, coffee, and tea - from multiple angles. It brings together production, commerce, and consumption to reveal the forces behind the spread and popularity of these consumables, showing how Iranians adapted them to their own needs and tastes and integrated them into their everyday lives." "Matthee further employs psychoactive substances as a portal for a set of broader issues in Iranian history - most notably, the tension between religious and secular leadership. Faced with reality, Iran's Shi'i ulama turned a blind eye to drug use as long as it stayed indoors and did not threaten the social order. Much of this flexibility remains visible underneath the uncompromising exterior of the current Islamic Republic."--Jacket
The monetary history of Iran : from the Safavids to the Qajars by Rudi Matthee( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed study of Iran's monetary history, from the advent of the Safavid dynasty in 1501 to the end of Qajar rule in 1925, covers the of use of ready money and its circulation, the changing conditions of the country's mints, and the role of the state in managing money
The politics of trade in Safavid Iran : silk for silver, 1600-1730 by Rudolph P Matthee( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rudolph P. Matthee's book offers a sophisticated, revisionist interpretation of the economy of Safavid Iran. Using a wide range of archival and written sources in languages ranging from Persian to Dutch and Russian, the author considers the economic, social and political networks established between Iran, its neighbors, and the world at large, through the prism of the late Safavid silk trade. In so doing, the author demonstrates how silk, the only commodity which spanned Iran's entire economic activity, was integral to various aspects of late Safavid society, including its approach to commerce, export routes, and, crucially, to the political and economic problems which confounded the Safavid state in the early 1700s."--Jacket
Iran and beyond : essays in Middle Eastern history in honor of Nikki R. Keddie( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portugal, the Persian Gulf and Safavid Persia( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russians in Iran : diplomacy and power in the Qajar era and beyond by Rudolph P Matthee( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russians in Iran seeks to challenge the traditional narrative regarding Russian involvement Iran and to show that whilst Russia's historical involvement in Iran is longstanding it is nonetheless much misunderstood. Russia's influence in Iran between 1800 and the middle of the twentieth century is not simply a story of inexorable intrusion and domination: rather, it is a complex and interactive process of mostly indirect control and constructive engagement. Drawing on fresh archival material, the contributors provide a window into the power and influence wielded in Iran not just by the Russian government through it traditional representatives but by Russian nationals operating in Iran in a variety of capacities, including individuals, bankers, and entrepreneurs. Russians in Iran reveals the multifaceted role that Russians have played in Iranian history and provides an original and important contribution to the history and international relations of Iran, Russia and the Middle East. --
A chronicle of the Carmelites in Persia : the Safavids and the Papal Mission of the 17th and 18th centuries by H Chick( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1604 Pope Clement VIII despatched a delegation of Discalced Carmelites to Persia to exhort Shah Abbas I to join an alliance with him. Thus began almost two hundred years of Carmelite activity in the region. During their time there, the Order not only bore witness to the great Safavid dynasty and its demise: they also amassed a huge written record. Herbert Chick's two impressive volumes present an important collection of these writings. The records provide an unparalleled source of detailed information on the politics, diplomatic rituals, foreign policy concerns and matters of court ceremony
The Spanish monarchy and Safavid Persia in the early modern period : politics, war and religion( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and trade in late Safavid Iran : commercial crisis and government reaction under Shah Solayman (1666-1694) by Rudolph P Matthee( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the late revolutions in Persia : an eyewitness account of the fall of the Safavid dynasty by Tadeusz Jan Krusiński( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Īrānshināsī dar Urūpā va Zhāpun( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Persian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persia in crisis by Rudolph P Matthee( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decline and fall of Safavid Iran is traditionally seen as the natural outcome of the unrelieved political stagnation and moral degeneration which characterised late Safavid Iran. Persia in Crisis challenges this view. In this groundbreaking new book, Rudi Matthee revisits traditional sources and introduces new ones to take a fresh look at Safavid Iran in the century preceding the fall of Isfahan in 1722, which brought down the dynasty and ushered in a long period of turbulence in Iranian history. Inherently vulnerable because of the country's physical environment, its tribal makeup and a small economic base, the Safavid state was fatally weakened over the course of the seventeenth century. Matthee views Safavid Iran as a network of precarious alliances subject to perpetual negotiation. The society they ruled was an uneasy balance between conflicting forces. In the later seventeenth century this delicate balance shifted from cohesion to fragmentation. An increasingly detached, palace-bound shah; a weakening link between the capital and the outlying provinces; the regime's neglect of the military and its shortsighted monetary policies combined to exacerbate rather than redress existing problems, leaving the country with a ruler too feeble to hold factionalism and corruption in check and a military unable to defend its borders against outside attack by Ottomans and Afghans. The scene was set for the Crisis of 1722. This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of Iranian history and the period that led to two hundred years of decline and eclipse for Iran."--Publisher's description
Yilang xue zai Ou Zhou he dong Ya( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historiography and representation in Safavid and Afsharid Iran( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iranian studies in Europe and Japan( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the late revolutions of Persia by Judas Tadeusz Krusiński( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of the powerful Safavid Dynasty (1501-1722) to invading Afghan tribesmen in 1722 marked a crucial turning point in the country's history. Father Krusinski, Procurator-General of the Jesuit Mission and intermediary between the Papacy and the Safavid court, resided in Isfahan and was thus an eyewitness to the siege of the city. His account of the conditions and events preceding and during the siege and the subsequent demise of the Safavids is unique. It also offers key insights into the workings of the late Safavid state and government as well as the functions of the royal harem. This set includes the translation of the Clodius edition undertaken at the behest of the Ottoman Grand Vizier Damat Ibrahim. Together, these scarce volumes provide a unique source of information on late Safavid Persia. With an introduction by leading contemporary scholar, Rudi Matthee, the set will be welcomed by academics, collectors and libraries
200 Jahre USA : 2 Jahrhunderte Verbundenheit mit Schleswig-Holstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Iran and the surrounding world : interactions in culture and cultural politics
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Persia in crisis : Safavid decline and the fall of IsfahanThe pursuit of pleasure : drugs and stimulants in Iranian history, 1500-1900The politics of trade in Safavid Iran : silk for silver, 1600-1730Iran and beyond : essays in Middle Eastern history in honor of Nikki R. Keddie
Alternative Names
Matthee, R.

Matthee, R. 1953-

Matthee, Rudi.

Matthee Rudi 1953-....

Matthee, Rudolph P.

Matthee, Ruud 1953-

Languages
English (131)

Persian (2)

German (2)

Chinese (1)