Recognizing the Individual: The Muhtasibs of Early Mamluk Cairo and Fustat
Harvard University, Law School, Students ; Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review, Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 63-84, 2006
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-20
This Article studies the biographies of several key muhtasibs in Mamluk Cairo and Fustat to understand the types of individuals who held the position and how the individual background, education, status among the populace, relationship to the ruling elite, and the means of obtaining the position of each contributed to how the particular muhtasib functioned in office.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: Islamic law, muhtasib
JEL Classification: K19, K39
Date posted: May 13, 2010 ; Last revised: May 29, 2010
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