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This work is a description and edition of medieval Arabic legal and administrative documents written in Arabic script that are found in the Cambridge Genizah collections. The majority of these documents (desciptions of 159 are contained in the volume) were produced in Fustat (old Cairo) in the Fatimid period (10th-12th centuries AD), and most were written by Muslim notaries or officials, although a large number of them concern Jews. The documents constitute a unique source for the social and political history of medieval Egypt, especially with regard to the relations between Jews and Muslims. They also offer a penetrating insight into the practice of law in medieval Islam and the administrative structure of government offices. Nearly all the documents in the volume have not been studied before. They comprise important primary source material for a number of disciplines, including Middle Eastern history, Jewish history, Arabic philology, and Islamic law.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7.75" Height: 11.25" Weight: 3.54 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2006
ISBN 1905739044 ISBN13 9781905739042
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More About Geoffrey Khan
Geoffrey Khan is Professor of Semitic Philology at The University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He is also the author of "Selected Arabic Papyri "and "Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries,"
Geoffrey Khan has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Cambridge Cambridge University Cambridge University Libr.