Pouvoir et territoire : l'administration islamique en Moyenne-Égypte pré-ṭūlūnide (642-868)

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Pouvoir et territoire : l'administration islamique en Moyenne-Égypte pré-ṭūlūnide (642-868)

Title: Pouvoir et territoire : l'administration islamique en Moyenne-Égypte pré-ṭūlūnide (642-868)
Author: Legendre, Marie
Publisher: Leiden Institute for Area Studies, School of Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2013-12-12
Keywords: Rural history
Late Antiquity
Early islamic Egypt
Formation of the early islamic state
Transformation of the elites
Abstract: The study of the integration of areas peripheral to the main urban centres of the conquered lands to the Islamic sphere of authority in the 7th century poses great issues to historians because of the scarcity of sources available. The Egyptian countryside however beneficiates from a large body of documentary evidence composed of papyri in Greek, Coptic and Arabic in addition to archaeological data and local historiography. This study offers to explore the history of Middle-Egypt, precisely the region of Antinoe/Anṣinā and Hermopolis/Ašmūn/Ašmūnayn as it became part of the empire of the Medinan (642-659), Umayyad (659-750) and Abbasid caliphs (750-868). The very detailed documentation available for the region allows to investigate the immediate measures that were taken locally after the conquest to insure and installation of the conquerors and their sustenance. It also shows how cooperation with the local au thorities was working from the very first years of Islamic dominance. One of the examples of that is given by the office of the duke of the Thebaid in Antinoe, revealing over time how such position contributed to the formation of the Islamic administrative hierarchy during the Umayyad period. However, the city of Anṣinā progressively fades away from the available documentation from the 8th century on as Ašmūn/Ašmūnayn becomes the main administrative centre of the area indicating a shift in the administrative system completed by the 9th century
Description: Promotor: P.M. Sijpesteijn, Co-promotores: S. Denoix, J.-P. van Staëvel
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Legendre, M., 2013, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Sponsor: European Research council, LUCIS, LIAS
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/22864

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