Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World by Pascale GhazalehHeld in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World by Pascale Ghazaleh

Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

EditorPascale Ghazaleh

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

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Waqfs (pious endowments) long held a crucial place in the political, economic, and social life of the Islamic world. Waqfs were major sources of education, health care, and employment; they shaped the city and contributed to the upkeep of religious edifices. They constituted a major resource, and their status was at stake in repeated struggles to impose competing definitions of legitimacy and community. Closer examination of the diverse legal, institutional, and practical aspects of waqfs in different regions and communities is necessary to a deeper understanding of their dynamism and resilience. This volume, which evolved from papers delivered at the 2005 American University in Cairo Annual History Seminar, offers a meticulous set of studies that fills a gap in our knowledge of waqf and its uses.
Pascale Ghazaleh is assistant professor of history at the American University in Cairo. She received her Ph.D. from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
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Title:Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 2 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:The American University in Cairo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9774163931

ISBN - 13:9789774163937

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