Mamluk Economics: A Study and Translation of Al-Maqrizi's Ighathah. Adel Allouche.

Mamluk Economics: A Study and Translation of Al-Maqrizi's Ighathah

University of Utah Press. 6 x 9.25", xi, 162 pp., appendix, notes, bibliography, index, cloth, Salt Lake City, 1994. (o.p.; fine). Item #38025
ISBN: 0874804310

Maqrizi (d. 1442 AD) blames the monetary policy of the ruling Circassian Mamlucks for the contemporary impoverishment of Egypt. He sets out a proposal for reform, and buttresses it with examinations of the causes of the problems, the population, and prices. His ideas were not adopted at the time but became an important reference throughout the Middle Ages.

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