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Recognizing the Individual: The Muhtasibs of Early Mamluk Cairo and Fustat


Kristen Stilt


Northwestern University - School of Law

2006

Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review, Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 63-84, 2006
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-20

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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

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Date posted: May 13, 2010 ; Last revised: May 29, 2010

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Stilt, Kristen, Recognizing the Individual: The Muhtasibs of Early Mamluk Cairo and Fustat (2006). Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review, Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 63-84, 2006; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-20. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1607044

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Northwestern University - School of Law ( email )
375 E. Chicago Ave
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Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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