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A Medieval Hiatus

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Arab conquest of Egypt in the seventh century AD ended the final phase of Egyptian antiquity and brought the advent of Islam, which eventually became Egypt's dominant religion. Until recently it ... More


Commercial Forms and Legal Norms in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

in The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The third chapter emphasizes the deliberate and free aspect of Jewish merchants’ choice of commercial vehicles through a close reading of court practice. The chapter reveals the (Rabbanite) Jewish ... More


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