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The Administration of Justice in Medieval EgyptFrom the 7th to the 12th Century$
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Yaacov Lev

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474459235

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459235.001.0001

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The Cadi’s Jurisdiction: Evolution and Consolidation

The Cadi’s Jurisdiction: Evolution and Consolidation

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(p.37) 1 The Cadi’s Jurisdiction: Evolution and Consolidation
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The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt
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Yaacov Lev

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459235.003.0002

The chapter discusses the nature of the cadi’s jurisdiction and cadi’s position within the state administrative structure. Between 705 and 810 cadis acquired responsibility for supervision/administration of various trust funds. While the cadis’ involvement with the management/supervision of waqfs begun during the 730s, the cadis never achieved full control over the waqf institution.

Keywords:   Kadijustiz, Orphans, Waqf, Testimonies, Witnesses

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