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Auteur(s) : Nābulusī, ʿUt̲mān ibn Ibrāhīm al- (1100?-1235)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The villages of the Fayyum [Texte imprimé] : a thirteenth-century register of rural, Islamic Egypt / edited and translated by Yossef Rapoport and Ido Shahar

Traduction de : Iẓhār Ṣanʻat al-Ḥayy al-Qayyūm fī Tartīb Bilād al-Fayyūm

Publication : Turnhout : Brepols, [2018]

Description matérielle : viii, 260 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm

Collection : The Medieval Countryside ; volume 18

Lien à la collection : The medieval countryside 


Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-251) and indexes
Introduction in English; main text in Arabic and English.
Richly annotated and with a detailed introduction, this volume offers the first academic edition and translation of a first-hand account of the Egyptian countryside, offering a key insight into the rural economy of medieval Islam. Medieval Islamic society was overwhelmingly a society of peasants, and the achievements of Islamic civilization depended, first and foremost, on agricultural production. Yet the history of the medieval Islamic countryside has been neglected or marginalized. Basic questions such as the social and religious identities of village communities, or the relationship of the peasant to the state, are either ignored or discussed from a normative point of view. This volume addresses this lacuna in our understanding of medieval Islam by presenting a first-hand account of the Egyptian countryside. Dating from the middle of the thirteenth century, Abu-Uthman al-Nabulusi's Villages of the Fayyum is as close as we get to the tax registers of any rural province. Not unlike the Domesday Book of medieval England, al-Nabulusi's work provides a wealth of detail for each village which far surpasses any other source for the rural economy of medieval Islam. It is a unique, comprehensive snap-shot of one rural society at one, significant, point in its history, and an insight into the way of life of the majority of the population in the medieval Islamic world. Richly annotated and with a detailed introduction, this volume offers the first academic edition of this work and the first translation into a European language


Autre(s) auteur(s) : Rapoport, Yossef (1968-....). Éditeur scientifique  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur
Shahar, Ido (1969-....). Éditeur scientifique  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur


Sujet(s) : Villages -- Égypte -- Fayoum (Égypte ; gouvernorat) -- 13e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Fayoum (Égypte ; gouvernorat) -- Conditions rurales -- 13e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Genre ou forme : Registres

Indice(s) Dewey : 962.02 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9782503542775. - ISBN 2503542778. - ISBN 9782503559964 (erroné). - ISBN 2503559964 (erroné)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45453019 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



Table des matières : Machine generated contents note: pt. I Introduction ; Editors' Preface ; ch. 1 Author and Work ; ch. 2 Decoding the Villages of the Fayyum ; On the Arabic Edition ; Glossary of Measures, Weights, and Monetary Units ; Map of the Villages of the Fayyum ; pt. II Edition and Translation of the Villages of the Fayyum ; The First Chapter. A general description of the Fayyum ; The Second Chapter. Account of the Fayyum's climate (mizaj) ; The Third Chapter. A description of the Fayyum's air and water ; The Fourth Chapter. Explaining the continuous flow of its water even when it is not inundated [by the Nile], and without having any river drawn into it or a canal reaching it ; The Fifth Chapter. Account of the [Fayyum's] inhabitants and their division into Bedouin and non-tribal people

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