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

Category: Past events

The Caliphal Finances Team Invites Scholars to Discuss Their Research and Taxation

To share our ongoing work on the project, test hypotheses, learn more about the work of researchers on taxation and the history of the period we are studying, and compare our findings with other areas or periods, we regularly invite colleagues to join us for a few days of discussion and collaboration. Over the past years (2022-2023), we have had the great pleasure of welcoming the following scholars:

Highlights of 2023: Key Moments with the Caliphal Finances Team

In March 2023, part of our team traveled to Egypt to participate in the Ninth international Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP) Conference, held at Fayyum University from March 6 to March 9. Our PI Marie Legendre, who was part of the Board of Directors (and is now President of ISAP) and Dalia Hussein presented a joint paper entitled “The taxation and ownership of land in the Abbasid countryside: simple questions?” in the panel devoted to Taxes chaired by Yossi Rapoport. To see the complete programme: Click Here

Highlights of 2022: Key Moments with the Caliphal Finances Team

In 2022, the Caliphal Finances team participated in several notable events.Our journey began at the XXXth International Congress of Papyrology, held in Paris from July 25 to 30. Our Principal Investigator (PI), Marie Legendre, presented her research, “Le paiement des impôts à l’époque abbasside: L’exemple de la capitation,” on Friday, July 29, in the Arabic Papyrology session. The overall program was incredibly engaging, and we attended numerous sessions focused on taxation. For more details, you can view the program [here].

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