Recommended Reading

  • Chardin, John. Travels in Persia (London: Argonaut Press, 1927; reprinted: NY: Dover, 1988).
  • Ferrier, Ronald, Ed. and Trans. A Journey to Persia: Jean Chardin's Portrait of a Seventeenth Century Empire (London: I.B. Tauris Publishers, 1996).
  • Lombard, Denys and Jean Aubin, Ed. Asian Merchants and Businessmen in the Indian Ocean and the China Sea. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000).
  • McCabe, Ina Baghdiantz. The Shah's Silk for European Silver: The Eurasian Trade of the Julfa Armenians in Safavid Iran and India (1530-1750) (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999).
  • Sanson, Nicholas. The Present State of Persia With a Faithful Account of the Manners, Religion and Government of that People (London: Printed for M. Gillison, 1695).
  • Tavernier, Jean Baptiste. Six Voyages de Jean Baptiste Tavernier (London: Printed by William Godbid for Robert Littlebury, 1677).