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‘Great Men’, Churchmen, and the Others: Forms of Authority in the Villages of the Umayyad Period

Arietta Papaconstantinou

in Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This article argues that in the early period after the Arab conquest, the primary communal self-ascription of the rural Christian population was to their village communities, and that authority was ... More


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