Le Waqf Dans L’Espace Islamique Outil de Pouvoir Socio-Politique.

Deguilhem, Randi.

Book ID: 17953

ISBN:      2901315135


8vo. 336 pp of French & English text, 100 pp of Arabic text, [1], numerous figures & tables in text, preface by André Raymond, publisher’s original wrappers, very light wear traces otherwise very good condition, Institut Français de Damas, 1995.


This work proposes a methodology to be used in studying a corpus of Waqf documents. The data employed for this research comes from a primary source, namely two religious law court registers from 19th century Damascus, capital of the Ottoman province of Syria (Sham). Waqf documents help in understanding the processes of socio-economic and political development of a particular area as well as that if individuals and of families.

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