From al-Andalus to Khurasan : documents from the medieval Muslim world / edited by Petra M. Sijpesteijn [and others].

As in many areas of pre-modern history, the study of medieval Islamic history has been critically hindered by the lack of available evidence. Unlike many parallel fields, however, the shortage of contemporary documentary evidence for medieval Islam has less to do with the survival of documents and a...

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Corporate Authors: International Society for Arabic Papyrology., Escuela de Estudios Arabes de Granada.
Other Authors: Sijpesteijn, Petra.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Arabic
Coptic
French
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series:Islamic history and civilization ; v. 66.
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Summary:As in many areas of pre-modern history, the study of medieval Islamic history has been critically hindered by the lack of available evidence. Unlike many parallel fields, however, the shortage of contemporary documentary evidence for medieval Islam has less to do with the survival of documents and archives as with their accessibility. A rich documentary legacy survives, but, because of its inaccessibility and unfamiliarity to all but the most specialised scholars in the field, it has remained sadly underutilised. This volume contributes to the redressing of that problem. It collects papers given at the conference "Documents and the History of the Early Islamic Mediterranean World," including editions of unpublished documents and historical studies, which make use of documentary evidence from al-Andalus, Sicily, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria and Khurasan
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxviii, 252 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789047411734
9047411730
1281917052
9781281917058
ISSN:0929-2403 ;
Language:One paper in French; includes texts and some translations of Arabic and Coptic documents.