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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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Ismāʿīlī Rulers and the Judicial System

Ismāʿīlī Rulers and the Judicial System

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The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt

Yaacov Lev

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter treats the Fatimid period (10th-12th century) as a whole, and relies on documents pertaining to the appointment of supreme cadis in the Fatimid state of late tenth and early eleventh century. It argues that in the Fatimid administrative-political vision the supreme cadi was perceived as administrator fully integrated within the state administrative fabric. The chapter also presents an integrative discussion of legal issues and their administrative ramifications.

Keywords:   Qadi al-Nuʻman, Nuʻman family, Fatimid law, Majalis al-hikma, Supreme cadi, Supreme propagandist, Badr al-Jamali, Al-Afdal

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