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Published: 15 February 2007

180 Pages | b/w illustrations


ISBN: 9780199219483

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A Medieval Administrative and Fiscal Treatise from the Yemen

The Rasulid Mulakhkhas al-Fitan of al-Hasan B. Ali al-Husayni

G. Rex Smith

Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement

  • The book contains the edited Arabic text and an annotated translation of an early fifteenth century treatise which deals both with the duties of civil servants at the time and with lists of commercial taxes which had to be paid to the state. It is thus a very important contribution to medieval Middle Eastern economic history.