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Published: 31 January 2021

292 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789622256

Bookseller Code (09)

Iran and a French Empire of Trade, 1700-1808

The Other Persian Letters

Junko Takeda

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

  • One of the first studies to explore early modern French relations with Persia to highlight connections between Eurasian geopolitics and Atlantic revolutions
  • A colourful collection of microhistories that engages with global processes of trade, war and empire-building in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolutions
  • A study that sheds light on the activities of individuals who are often left out of histories of statecraft and diplomacy: French men and women in Persia operating on the fringes of empire
  • A book that transforms the way historians think about Asia's, and specifically Persia's, role in the French Enlightenment and Revolution
  • An exciting new perspective on economic history and the history of political thought