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Sunday, December 06, 2015

From Bāwīṭ to Marw: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World

From Bāwīṭ to Marw: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World
edited by Andreas Kaplony (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München),
Daniel Potthast (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München),
Cornelia Römer, (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Egypt)

The dry climate of Egypt has preserved about 130,000 Arabic documents, mostly on papyrus and paper, covering the period from the 640s to 1517. Up to now, historical research has mostly relied on literary sources; yet, as in study of the history of the Ancient World and medieval Europe, using original documents will radically challenge what literary sources tell us about the Islamic world.
The renaissance of Arabic papyrology has become obvious by the founding of the International Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP) at the Cairo conference (2002), and by its subsequent conferences in Granada (2004), Alexandria (2006), Vienna (2009), and Tunis (2012). This volume collects papers given at the Vienna conference, including editions of previously unpublished Coptic and Arabic documents, as well as historical and linguistic studies based on documentary evidence from Early Islamic Egypt.
With contributions by: Anne Boud’hors; Florence Calament; Alain Delattre; Werner Diem; Alia Hanafi; Wadād al-Qāḍī; Ayman A. Shahin; Johannes Thomann and Jacques van der Vliet.
Publication Date: 
February 2015
Publication Type: 
Pages, Illustr.: 
Approx. 175 pp., 30 illus.
Preface vii Contributors x Quoted Editions xiii Plates xvii

1 Three Remarkable Arabic Documents from the Heidelberg Papyrus Collection (First-Third/Seventh-Ninth Centuries) 1 Werner Diem

2 Pour une étude des archives coptes de Medinet el-Fayoum (P.Louvre inv.e 10253, e 6893, e 6867 et e 7395) 23 Florence Calament and Anne Boud’hors

3 Death Dates in Umayyad Stipends Registers (Dīwān al-ʿAṭāʾ)? The Testimony of the Papyri and the Literary Sources 59 Wadād al-Qāḍī

4 Remarques sur la taxation au monastère de Baouît au début de l’époque arabe 83 Alain Delattre

5 Schreibübung und Schriftübungszettel zwischen Theorie und Praxis 95 Ayman A. Shahin

6 An Arabic Ephemeris for the Year 931–932ce 115 Johannes Thomann

7 Nekloni (al-Naqlūn) and the Coptic Account Book British Library Or.13885 153 Jacques van der Vliet 8

Two Arabic Documents from Cairo and Copenhagen 168 Alia Hanafi