Caravanserails d’Iran et Petites Constructions Routières.

Siroux, Maxime.

Book ID: 34141

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Folio. x, 153 p., XII leaves of plates, numerous figures & plans of which one plan is folding, 2 folding maps, contemporary half-calf, spine & edges rubbed, pevious owner’s inscription in pencil on front fly leaf, shelf label at lower spine, otherwise copy clean inside and in very good condition, Mémoires publiés par les membres de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire, Tome 81, Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'archéologie Orientale, Le Caire, first edition, 1949.

Synopsis

Caravansaries could be established by religious foundations on pilgrim routes or by merchants’ guilds, as well as by rulers and notables on normal commercial routes, which were often identical with the pilgrim routes (in only rare instances are original building inscriptions preserved in situ). In addition, especially in the reign of Shah ʿAbbās, when the road system was systematically extended throughout Iran, the court at Isfahan seems to have built many caravansaries along the new roads: those linking Isfahan to Faraḥābād on the Caspian Sea.
This is a detailed study by Siroux covering numerous stations inside Iran.

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