Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries

Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries

by Geoffrey Khan
ISBN-10:
0197276059
ISBN-13:
9780197276051
Pub. Date:
12/31/1993
Publisher:
Kha

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Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries

This volume of the Khalili Collection catalogues approximately 250 Arabic documents written on papyrus. Each accompanied by a plate, the entries are catalogued according to the type of document, firstly accounts, secondly legal documents, and thirdly, letters. Most of the documents date from the eighth or ninth centuries A.D. A large number of the papyri came from Fustat, the old Arab capital of Egypt. Nearly all published Arabic papyri came from southern Egypt. The Khalili collection contains the first Arabic document that has been discovered to have been written in northern Iraq. The documents are an important primary source for socio-economic history, palaeography, and diplomatics. The text is supported by notes, up-to-date bibliography, and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780197276051
Publisher: Kha
Publication date: 12/31/1993
Series: NKD COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART Series , #6
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 10.04(w) x 13.98(h) x 0.64(d)

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