Pious Merchants : Religious Sentiments in Wills and Testaments

Faculty/Professorship: Iranian Studies  
Author(s): Werner, Christoph U.  
Title of the compilation: Religion and society in Qajar Iran Untertitel : proceedings of the conference held on 4 - 6 September 2000 in Bristol
Editors: Gleave, Robert
Conference: Religion and society in Qajar Iran, 4 - 6 September 2000, Bristol
Publisher Information: London : RoutledgeCurzon
Year of publication: 2005
Pages: 211-226
ISBN: 0-415-33814-X
Language(s): English
Merchants in the Qajar period are a social group that it is hard to pin down. They emerge together with the Shiite clergy as the victors of the fundamental transformations in nineteenth-century Iranian society, and their close connection and interaction with the ulamå is represented in the regularly adduced alliance between the bazaar and the clergy. But in fact, the anonymity of the bazaar constitutes a black box that hides, rather than elucidates, the identification of single personalities, whereas leading members of the ulamå in comparison turn out to be easily distinguishable individuals carrying concrete names and faces.
GND Keywords: Iran; Kaufmann; Schiiten; Testament; Religiöses Bewusstsein; Geschichte 1858-1875
Keywords: Iran, Qajar
DDC Classification: 290 Other religions  
RVK Classification: BE 8673   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Conferenceobject
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/58138
Release Date: 2. February 2023