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"أوقاف الجامع الأموي في دمشق" الصحيح الجامع لصريح الجامع

Le waqf de la mosquée des Omeyyades de Damas : le manuscrit ottoman d'un inventaire mamelouk établie en 816/1413.

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Author:

Eychenne, Mathieu, Astrid Meier, Elodie Vigouroux.

ماتيو ايشان, أستريد ميير, أيلودي فيقورو

Publisher:

Institut Francais du Proche-Orient

Publisher City:

Beirut

Year:

2017

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

9782351597378

Weight:

3000 g

Dimensions:

28*22

Reference ID:

h16704

Quantity:

1

Keyword:

Damascus, Umayyad Mosque, Ottomans, Mamluks, Ghuta, Waqf

741 pp. of Arabic and french text, pictorial hardback binding, publisher's original wrappers, tables; colored photographs; figures; facsimile pages from original manuscripts; two folded maps; index, PIFD 292,  copy new and in mint condition.
The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus was both the emblematic monument of the city and a principal driver of its economic life. By the end of the medieval period, it had established a dense network of links with the city and the surrounding agricultural lands. The manuscript which this volume presents was written in 1518, two years after the Ottoman conquest of Bilad al-Sham. It contains a list of the urban and rural properties belonging to the waqf of the Mosque, established in 1413. In addition to the edition and translation of this inventory, the authors propose a new study of the topography and toponymy of the city and the Ghouta, its surrounding oasis, shortly after its occupation by the troops of Timur Lang in 1401. They provide an analysis of Mamluk and Ottoman notarial and juridical practices, and by examining the geographical distribution of the landed properties, they delve into the implications of the symbiotic relationship between Damascus and its rural territories. The manuscript published here renders accessible to a wider audience a major source for the first time.

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