Journal of history of Iran)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 University of Lorestan

2 Department of History Lorestan University


The topic of the current research is, what effect did the Samanid, Ghaznavid, and Buyids symmetrical governments have on the trade of the territories under their control. The method of collecting information is the documentary-library method and the method of writing is explanatory. The results are as following: With the formation of governments such as the Samanids, Ghaznavids and Al-Buyeh from the end of the third century of Hijri and the relative stabilization of the political situation, therefore the ground for the growth of the economic position of the cities including markets, industries and especially trade was provided. The huge volume of Samanid silver coins found in Europe (which was for the import of slaves and other trade items from east of Europe) indicates the departure of a large amount of liquidity from the Samanid territory shows unfavorable balance of trade. This is while the Ghaznavid period witnessed increasing of liquidity because arrival of huge amounts of gold and silver reserves, which was very effective in facilitating trade and mint. In the west of Al-Buyeh,, the textile industry was strengthened, which led to an increase in their trade. Finally, a similar pattern can be observed from these three governments, measures such as minting high-quality coins, maintaining the quality of muskets, establishing security on the roads by suppressing bandits, creating guide signs in the deserts, building caravanserais, bridges over rivers, Rabat and Wells along the roads have been done by the government increased and improved internal and external trade.


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