Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Indian Merchants and Eurasian Trade, 1600–1750

Indian Merchants and Eurasian Trade, 1600–1750


Part of Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization

  • Date Published: August 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521525978

£ 34.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • In this remarkable 1994 work of comparative economic history, Stephen Dale studies the activities and economic significance of the Indian mercantile communities which traded in Iran, Central Asia and Russia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The author uses Russian sources, hitherto largely ignored, to show that these merchants represented part of the hegemonic trade diaspora of the Indian world economy, thus challenging the conventional interpretation of world economic history that European merchants overwhelmed their Asian counterparts in the early modern era. The book not only demonstrates the vitality of Indian mercantile capitalism, but also offers a unique insight into the social characteristics of an Indian expatriate trading community in the Volga-Caspian port of Astrakhan.

    • Offers a new interpretation of world economic history in the early modern era
    • A comparative analysis which studies the economies of India, Central Asia, Iran and Russia
    • Based on a remarkable, but hitherto largely ignored, collection of Russian documents which are best extant sources for research
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521525978
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.303kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    l. An Indian world economy
    2. India, Iran and Turan in 1600
    3. The Indian diaspora in Iran and Turan
    4. Indo-Russian commerce in the early modern era
    5. The Indian diaspora in the Volga basin
    6. Imperial collapse, mercantilism and the Mughul diaspora.

  • Author

    Stephen Frederic Dale, Ohio State University

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.