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Rituals of Islamic MonarchyAccession and Succession in the First Muslim Empire$
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Andrew Marsham

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625123

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625123.001.0001

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Writing and the Bayca in the Marwanid Period

Writing and the Bayca in the Marwanid Period

(p.145) Chapter 8 Writing and the Bayca in the Marwanid Period
Rituals of Islamic Monarchy

Andrew Marsham

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the writing and bāy،a during the Marwanid period. It discusses the development of literate administration in the caliphate. It focuses on the surviving documentary evidence of the Marwanid period which relate directly to the pledge of allegiance to the caliph and his successors. Discussions in this chapter include: the function of writing in the late Marwanid accession and succession; form and function in the kitab; the role of caliphal bureaucracy in the crisis of Marwanid authority; and the Sassanian influence on the Marwanid scribal practice.

Keywords:   writing, bāy،a, Marwanid period, literate administration, caliphate, pledge of allegiance, function of writing, kitab, caliphal bureaucracy, Marwanid scribal practice

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