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

Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review, Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 63-84, 2006

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-20

23 Pages Posted: 13 May 2010 Last revised: 29 May 2010

Kristen Stilt

Harvard University, Law School, Students ; Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Islamic law, muhtasib

JEL Classification: K19, K39

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1607044

Kristen Stilt (Contact Author)

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Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

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