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From Bawit to Marw. Documents from the Medieval Muslim World


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Contents Preface vii Contributors x Quoted Editions xiii Plates xvii 1 Three Remarkable Arabic Documents from the Heidelberg Papyrus Collection (First-Third/Seventh-Ninth Centuries) 1 Werner Diem 2 Pour une etude des archives coptes de Medinet el-Fayoum (P.Louvre inv.e 10253, e 6893, e 6867 et e 7395) 23 Florence Calament and Anne Boud'hors 3 Death Dates in Umayyad Stipends Registers (Diwan al-'Ata')? The Testimony of the Papyri and the Literary Sources 59 Wadad al-Qadi 4 Remarques sur la taxation au monastere de Baouit au debut de l'epoque arabe 83 Alain Delattre 5 Schreibubung und Schriftubungszettel zwischen Theorie und Praxis 95 Ayman A. Shahin 6 An Arabic Ephemeris for the Year 931-932ce 115 Johannes Thomann 7 Nekloni (al-Naqlun) and the Coptic Account Book British Library Or.13885 153 Jacques van der Vliet 8 Two Arabic Documents from Cairo and Copenhagen 168 Alia Hanafi Index

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Andreas Kaplony, Ph.D. (1994), Habilitation (2001), is professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen. He has published widely on Arabic-Islamic history, including Funfundzwanzig arabische Geschaftsdokumente vom Rotmeer-Hafen al-Qusayr al-Qadim (2014). Daniel Potthast, Ph.D. (2011) teaches and does research at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen. His main interest lies in the history of Muslim-Christian contacts in the Middle Ages. He has published Christen und Muslime im Andalus: Andalusische Christen und ihre Literatur nach religionspolemischen Texten des zehnten bis zwoelften Jahrhunderts (2013). Cornelia Roemer , Ph.D. (1979), Habilitation (1994), is a long-term lecturer of the German Academic Exchange Service at Ain Shams University and a freelance collaborator of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo. The main areas of her research are Greek literary and documentary papyrology as well as the archaeology and history of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Her most recent book is Commentaria et Lexica in Papyris Reperta, vol. 2,1 (2013).


"More than a book on astronomy, calligraphy, herbs, on the economy of the monasteries, or the administation of the Umayyad era - all this valuable information discovered in papyri found, lost and re-discovered, unearthed, decodified, studied and treasured at various museums of the world, this volume is testimony of the toilsome on-going process of researching the fascinating field of papyrology and the need to perceive it withing the wider field of the history of culture." Stavros Nikolaidis

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