This thesis seeks to study the development of the law of endowment of agricultural lands in Mamluk Egypt, by contextualizing historically the fatwas related to these endowments. I argue that, in light of the prevailing economic and social circumstances, legal development during this era occurred as a response to the political, social and economic interests of the religious scholars and of the ruling elite, and as a result of the interaction between the interests of the former and power of the latter.
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MA in Arabic Studies
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(2019).Land, Power and Interests: Reshaping the Law of Endowments of Agricultural Lands in Mamluk Egypt [Master's Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Hussein, Dalia. Land, Power and Interests: Reshaping the Law of Endowments of Agricultural Lands in Mamluk Egypt. 2019. American University in Cairo, Master's Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.