Online from: 1989
Subject Area: Tourism and Hospitality
|Title:||Commerce, empire and faith in Safavid Iran: the |
|Author(s):||Derek Bryce, (Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK), Kevin D. O'Gorman, (Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and School of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK), Ian W.F. Baxter, (Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)|
|Citation:||Derek Bryce, Kevin D. O'Gorman, Ian W.F. Baxter, (2013) "Commerce, empire and faith in Safavid Iran: the |
|Keywords:||Bazaar, Caravanserai, Hospitality services, Iran, Islam, Material culture|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/09596111311301603 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is twofold: to explore how commercial hospitality has contributed to the development of urban areas in relation to commerce, hospitality, religious and imperial patronage in early modern, Safavid Iran (c. seventeenth century). Second, to combine material culture research methods in an analytical framework for future use.
Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected during 27 site visits over three years to 14
Findings – The form and function of
Research limitations/implications – The research is limited by its specific contextual scope but invites further investigation in analogous contexts across this milieu as well as further implementation of the material culture methods it adopts to both historical and contemporary commercial contexts.
Originality/value – The paper explores, for the first time the development of commercial hospitality in early modern Iran and invites further consideration of the development of capitalism outside of Eurocentric teleologies. Furthermore, it presents a new and explicit methodological framework for using material culture as a means of enquiry.
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