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
23 Pages Posted: 13 May 2010 Last revised: 29 May 2010
Date Written: 2006
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
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