Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam : Mamluk Egypt, 1250-1517 (Hardcover)

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By focusing on Mamluk Cairo, Adam Sabra explores the attitude of medieval Muslims to poverty and the experience of being poor in an Islamic society. He also considers the role of pious endowments (waqfs) in sustaining the poor. In this way the book affords fascinating insights into a world far removed from elite society, hitherto the focus of Mamluk studies. This trend, in conjunction with comparisons offered between the Islamic world, Europe and China, will entice a broad range of scholars from within the field and beyond.


Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521772914
SKU 202015232
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521772915
Release Date 5/29/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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