The FOI project aims to examine the extent, character, competency, and ambition of the Egyptian State from the time of the Islamic conquest as well as the steps – military, administrative, and religious – by which it extended its reach, and what this tells us about the origins and evolution of Muslim ideas of rulership, religion and power.
State formation, the postal system, protocols, safe conducts/work permits.
By K. Younes & J. Bruning. Version 8.5.2012.
Overviews of the entire fiscal system, studies, published documents (+ translations), related medieval sources.
By J. Bruning. Version 26.4.2012.
By M.A.L. Legendre & K. Younes.
By G. Schenke. Version 2.12.2010.
Agriculture, landholding, administrative practices related to agriculture and landholding, related medieval sources.