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The Finances of the Caliphate: Abbasid Fiscal Practice in Islamic Late Antiquity

Month: May 2024

The Caliphal Finances team at the SMM 2024

The Caliphal Finances team participates in the upcoming SMM conference in Edinburgh

The eighth conference of the Society of the Medieval Medieval Mediterranean will take place in Edinburgh from June, 24 to June, 27.

The theme of the conference will be “Being Human: Rhythms, Actions, Inter-actions in the Medieval Méditerranean”. To know more about it, please visit their website: SMM 2024

Theresa Grabmaier (LMU Munich) and Georgi Obatnin (University of Edinburgh) have organized a panel entitled “Fiscal Flows and Social Bonds: Exploring the Taxation of Medieval Islamic Egypt.” This panel will be chaired by our PI, Marie Legendre, and two members of our team will present alongside Theresa. See below for the abstract and program details of the panel. Please join us on Tuesday, June 25th, at 9 AM!



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