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Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam

Mamluk Egypt, 12501517 (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization)

by Adam Sabra

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World history,
  • World history: c 500 to C 1500,
  • c 500 CE to c 1000 CE,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Egypt,
  • Middle East - General,
  • Poverty,
  • History / Middle East,
  • Poverty--Egypt--History--1250-1517,
  • Poverty--Egypt--History--1250-1517 Poverty--E,
  • Social Science-Poverty

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7715100M
    ISBN 100521034744
    ISBN 109780521034746


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He identifies two basic schools of thought on the subject. The first may be typified by al-Ghazzālī who considered that the poor are inherently more virtuous than the wealthy since their poverty enables them to avoid the distractions of wealth and to concentrate on acquiring knowledge of God.

poverty and charity in the premodern Islamic world is the problem of identifying sources. As one might expect, the sources available to the historian of the Islamic world for the period prior to AD differ from those available to the historian of Europe in the same period, so a different approach to the sources is needed.

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to the present day—have confronted poverty and the poor. Format: EBook, Book, Electronic Books; ISBN:; LOC call number: HVC65 ; Published: Princeton: Princeton University Press, c   Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt Mark R.

Cohen Limited preview - About the author () Michael Bonner is Professor of Medieval Islamic History 3/5(1). The Ethics and Practice of Islamic Medieval Charity. is the first comprehensive book to study poverty in a premodern Jewish community--from the viewpoint of both the poor and those who Author: Yaacov Lev.

Adam Sabra explores Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam book and charity in medieval Islamic society. Thus he sheds light on a world far removed from elite society, hitherto the province of Mamluk studies.

This trend, in conjunction with comparisons between the Islamic world, Europe and China, will. Adam Sabra is the author of Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Histories of the Middle East ( Home My Books/5(3).

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He also considers the role of pious. This book will undoubtedly be required reading for anyone interested in the study of poverty and charity, both in medieval Islam and in the Jewish tradition.

Because its source material is so exceptionally rich, it can be argued that it is also an important contribution to the understanding of non-European premodern charitable Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam book Mark R.

Cohen. Based on these papers, the book provides abundant testimony about how one large and important medieval Jewish community dealt with the constant presence of poverty in its midst.

Building on S. Goitein's Mediterranean Society and inspired also by research on poverty and charity in medieval and early modern Europe, it provides a clear window onto the daily lives of the poor.

Poverty and Charity in the Rise of Islam Michael Bonner. Status-Based Definitions of Need in Early Islamic Zakat and Maintenance Laws Ingrid Mattson. The Foreign Jewish Poor in Medieval Egypt Mark R. Cohen. 4 "Prices Are in God's Hands": The Theory and Practice of Price Control in the Medieval Islamic World Adam Sabra.

Part II. Ironically, the history of poverty and charity in the medieval Islamic world, as often elsewhere in the pre-modern world, remains a story of the wealthy and their efforts on behalf of the impoverished.

Sabra's book cannot avoid. Adam Sabra explores poverty and charity in medieval Islamic society. Thus he sheds light on a world far removed from elite society, hitherto the province of Mamluk studies.

This trend, in conjunction with comparisons between the Islamic world, Europe and China. Mark R. Cohen, Winner of the Goldziher Prize, The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College Runner-Up for the National Jewish Book Award in History, Jewish Book Council "This book will undoubtedly be required reading for anyone interested in the study of poverty and charity, both in medieval Islam and in the Jewish tradition.

In Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt, Mark Cohen has produced a pioneering study of the documents of the Cairo Genizah and what they can tell us about poverty as experienced by its Jewish communitya collection of hundreds of thousands of medieval Jewish manuscript fragments rediscovered in the genizah, or document storeroom of the Ben Ezra /5.

Poverty and Charity in Christendom. POVERTY, UNDERSTOOD in the usual sense of ‘destitution,’ was a permanent feature of the Middle Ages.” With these words, Michel Mollat opens his classic study The Poor in the Middle in good measure to the scholarly leadership of Mollat beginning in the s, the history of the poor has come to occupy an important place in the study of non.

The concept of charity and charitable institutions featured prominently in medieval Islamic societies. In recent years this issue has received increasing attention in the form of case studies like Adam Sabra's Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam: Mamluk Egypt, – ().

Yaacov Lev sets out to cast the net wider: his aim is to provide a survey of this topic between the ninth and the Author: Konrad Hirschler. Islam’s Medieval Underworld An image from The Book of Misers, a ninth century work of satire by Al-Jahiz. Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam: Mamluk Egypt, Cambridge Author: Mike Dash.

Mark R. Cohen (born Ma ) is an American scholar of Jewish history in the Muslim world. Cohen is Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor Emeritus of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.

He is a leading scholar of the history of Jews in the Middle Ages under Islam. His research relies greatly on documents from the Cairo Alma mater: Brandeis University, Princeton University. Based on these papers, the book provides abundant testimony about how one large and important medieval Jewish community dealt with the constant presence of poverty in its midst.

Building on S. Goitein's Mediterranean Society and inspired also by research on poverty and charity in medieval and early modern Europe, it provides a clear window.

Mark R. Cohen, “Poverty and Charity: Jews in the Medieval Islamic World,” in Anne Scott and Cynthia Kosso, eds., Poverty and Prosperity in the Middle Ages. This final chapter tackles the “culture of giving” and the ways Jews and Muslims coped with their less fortunate populations on one of Morocco's most traditional urban agglomerations.

The case study of Meknes is considerably important for it is one of the key inland royal Moroccan cities where the Jewish community was sizeable. Here charity and poverty are applied to the broader Middle Author: Jessica Marglin.

Multi-authored book with chapters covering early Islam to the modern period. Cohen, Mark R. Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ; ISBNhardbound, pp.). work on the subject of charity in medieval Islam is Adam Sabra, Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam: Mamluk Egypt, – (Cambridge, ).

Indeed, the same holds true for the modern period, as is noted in Rainer Liedtke, Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester, c. – (Oxford, ), 1. Most of the memo­ rial volume,File Size: KB.

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Cohen, Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt Article in The Journal of Religion 91(1) January with 30 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Society, vol. 6 (), pp. ; idem, “Poverty and Charity in the Rise of Islam,” in M.

Bonner et al (eds.), Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts, (Albany: State University of New York Press, ), pp. It should be noted that one cannot apply the modern tools developed to measure poverty indicators, such as the.

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Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship. Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt. by Mark R. Cohen. Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World (Book 30) Share your thoughts Complete your review.

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