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AccueilAbstracta IranicaVolume 234. Histoire, Période Musulmane4.2. Histoire du XVe au XIXe siècle4.2.1. Safavides et Qâjârs« At the Backdoor of the Levant: ...

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« At the Backdoor of the Levant: Anglo-Dutch Competition in the Persian Gulf, 1623-1766 », in : Alistair Hamilton et al. eds., Friends and rivals in the East : Studies in Anglo-Dutch Relations in the Levant from the Seventeenth to the Early Nineteenth Century. Leiden, Brill, 2000, pp. 117-134.

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1This paper discusses and assesses Dutch and English trade practices in the Persian Gulf while comparing these to their operations in the Levant trade. The author offers many interesting observations about differences and similarities. One important (and understudied) difference is the need for the Europeans to work through intermediaries, Indians, Jews and Armenians. What emerges most clearly is that the Safavid government was far more interventionist than the Ottomans. While the latter did not go much beyond taxation, the former attempted to establish a silk export monopoly, tried to fix prices, while trying trade privileges to the purchase of a certain amount of silk. When the maritime companies ceased to buy silk on a regular basis, the Safavids banned or restricted the export of bullion and specie.

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Rudi Matthee. Ben Slot, « « At the Backdoor of the Levant: Anglo-Dutch Competition in the Persian Gulf, 1623-1766 », in : Alistair Hamilton et al. eds., Friends and rivals in the East : Studies in Anglo-Dutch Relations in the Levant from the Seventeenth to the Early Nineteenth Century. Leiden, Brill, 2000, pp. 117-134. », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 23 | 2002, document 169, mis en ligne le 08 février 2010, consulté le 05 décembre 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/35432 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/abstractairanica.35432

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