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The Pursuit of Pleasure:
Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900
Rudi Matthee

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Note on Transliteration xi
Preface xiii
Abbreviations xviii
Introduction 1

Part I: Safavid Period
Chapter 1: General Overview: Iran between 1500 and 1900 17
Chapter 2: Wine in Safavid Iran I: Between Excess and Abstention 37
Chapter 3: Wine in Safavid Iran II: Ambivalence and Prohibition 69
Chapter 4: Opium in Safavid Iran: The Assimilated Drug 97
Chapter 5: Tobacco in Safavid Iran: Pleasure and Proscription 117
Chapter 6: Coffee in Safavid Iran: Commerce and Consumption 144

Part II: Qajar Period
Chapter 7: Wine in Qajar Iran: From Flouting the Religious Law to Flaunting Unbelie 177
Chapter 8: Opium and Tobacco in Qajar Iran: From Pleasureto Crash Crop and Emblem of the Nation 207
Chapter 9: From Coffee to Tea: Shifting Patterns of Consumption in Qajar Iran 237
Chapter 10: Drinking Tea in the Qahvah-khanah: The Politics of Consumption in Qajar Iran 267

Conclusion 293
Bibliography 305
Index 335

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