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Monday, August 01, 2005

WILLEM FLOOR: A Qajar Specialist

WILLEM FLOOR studied development economics, nonwesternsociology, as well as Persian, Arabic, and Islamologyfrom 1963-1967 at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands).He received his doctoral degree from the Universityof Leiden in 1971. Since 1983, Dr. Floor has been employedby the World Bank as an energy specialist. Throughout thistime, he has published extensively on the socio-economichistory of Iran. His most recent books include Safavid GovernmentInstitutions (2001), The Traditional Crafts of Qajar Iran(2002), Agriculture in Qajar Iran (2003), and Public Health in Qajar Iran (2004).
He also wrote the History of Theater in Iran. Mage

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