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Published: 27 March 2020

304 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474459235

Bookseller Code (06)

The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt

From the 7th to the 12th Century

Yaacov Lev

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture

  • Comprehensively examines 4 judicial institutions common to all medieval Muslim states (the cadi, the court of complaint, the police and the market supervisor)
  • Provides a broad discussion of the scope of non-Muslim self-rule/judicial autonomy in medieval Islam
  • Illuminates the complex relations between the state and its subjects, and the state and non-Muslim communities through a discussion of the court of the complaint
  • Highlights the potential and limitations of non-literary sources for medieval social Middle Eastern history through an extensive use of documents and inscriptions