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Author Shoshan, Boaz, author
Title Damascus life 1480-1500 : a report of a local notary / by Boaz Shoshan
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
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Descript x, 204 pages : maps ; 25 cm
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Series Islamic history and civilization : studies and texts, 0929-2403 ; volume 168
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-199) and index
Ibn Ṭawq, his family, household, and close friends -- Damascus ca. 1480-1500 : a city in crisis -- The shaykh al-Islām : a giant in an embattled world of scholars -- Bourgeois fortunes -- The court : dispute and crime -- The family : marriage, divorce, and the household
"In Damascus Life 1480-1500: A Report of a Local Notary Boaz Shoshan offers a microhistory of the largest Syrian city at the end of the Mamluk period and on the eve of the Ottoman conquest. Mainly based on a partly preserved diary, the earliest available of its kind and written by Ibn Ṭawq, a local notary, it portrays the life of a lower middle class who originated from the countryside and who, through marriage, was able to become a legal clerk and associate with scholars and bureaucrats. His diary does not only provide us with unique information on his family, social circle and the general situation in Damascus, but it also sheds light on subjects of which little is known, such as the functioning of the legal system, marriage and divorce, bourgeois property and the mores of the common people"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Shoshan, Boaz, Damascus life 1480-1500 Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020] 9789004413269 (DLC) 2019037170
Subject Ibn Ṭawq, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, 1430 or 1431-1509 or 1510 Taʻlīq
Ibn Ṭawq, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, 1430 or 1431-1509 or 1510 -- Diaries
Arabs -- Syria -- Damascus -- Diaries
Notaries -- Syria -- Damascus -- Diaries
Damascus (Syria) -- History -- 15th century
Damascus (Syria) -- Social conditions -- 15th century
Damascus (Syria) -- Social life and customs
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