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1. State formation

1.1. Some medieval but important literary sources

  • Al-Kindī (d. 350/961), Kitāb al-wulāt wa kitāb al-quḍāt, ed. R. Guest, The Governors and Judges of Egypt, Leiden 1912.
  • Ibn ‘Abd al-Ḥakam (d. 257/871), Futūḥ miṣr wa-akhbaruhā, ed. Ch. Torrey, the History of the Conquests of Egypt, Leiden 1920.
  • Ibn al-Kindī (d. ca. 360/970), Faḍā’il Miṣr, eds. I. A. al-‘Adawī and ‘A. M. ‘Umar, Cairo 1971.
  • Ibn Yūnus (d. 347/958), Tārīkh Ibn Yūnus al-Miṣrī, ed. ‘A Fatḥī, 2 vols, Beirut 2000.
  • Ibn Zulāq (d. 387/997), Faḍā’il miṣr wa-aḫbāruhā, ed. ‘A.M. ‘Umar, Cairo 2000.

 

1.2. Secondary sources

  • Athamina K., “Arab settlement during the Umayyad caliphate”, JSAI 8, (1986), 185-207.

  • ‘Umar A. M., Ta’rīḫ al-luġa al-‘arabiyya fī Maṣr, Cairo, 1970.

  • Bell H. I., “The administration of Egypt under the Umayyad Khalifs”, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 28, (1928), 278-286.

  • Butler A. J., The Arab conquest of Egypt and the last thirty years of the Roman dominion, Oxford, 1978.

  • Carrié J-M., “Séparation ou cumul Pouvoir civil et autorité militaire dans les provinces d’Egypte de Gallien à la conquête arabe”, Les gouverneurs de Province dans l’Antiquité tardive, Antiquité tardive 6, Turnhout, 1998, 105-121.

  • Christides V., “Nubia and Egypt from the Arab invasion of Egypt until the end of the Umayyads”, In Ch. Bonnet ed., Études Nubiennes, Actes du VIIe Congrès International d’Études Nubiennes 3–8, (1992), 341–56.

  • Donner, F., The early Islamic conquests, Princeton, 1981.

  • Donner, F., “The formation of the Islamic state”, Journal of the American oriental society 106, (1986), 283-296.

  • Foss C., “Egypt under Mu‘āwiya: Part I: Flavius Papas and upper Egypt”, Bulletin of SOAS 72, (2009), 1-24.

  •  Foss C., “Egypt under Mu‘āwiya: Part II: Middle Egypt, Fusṭāṭ and Alexandria”, Bulletin of SOAS 72, (2009), 259-278.

  • Grohmann A., “Der Beamtenstab der arabischen Finanzerwaltung in Ägypten in früh Islamischer Zeit”, Studien zur Papyrologie und antiken Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Friedrich Oertel zum achtzigsten Geburtstag gewidmet, Bonn, 1924, 120-134.

  • Kaegi W., “Egypt on the eve of the Muslim conquest”, in C.F. Petry ed., The Cambridge History of Egypt. I Islamic Egypt, 640-1517, Cambridge,1998, 34-61.

  • Kennedy H., “Central government and provincial élites in the early ‘Abbasid Caliphate,” BSOAS 44, (1981), 26-38.

  • Kennedy H., “Egypt as a province in the Islamic Caliphate”, in C. F. Petry ed., the Cambridge history of Egypt. I Islamic Egypt, 640-1517, Cambridge, 1998, 62-85.

  • Lane-Poole S., History of Egypt in the middle ages, London, 1925.

  • Lev, Y., “Regime, Army and Society in Medieval Egypt, 9th-12th Centuries”, in Y. Lev ed., War and Society in the Eastern Mediterranean, 7th-15th Centuries, Leiden, 1997, 115-52.

  • Liebeschuetz W., “The Pagarch: City and Imperial Administration in Byzantine Egypt”,  JJP 18, 1974, pp.163-168.

  • Mazza R., “Ricerche sul pagarca nell'Egitto tardoantico e bizantino”, Aegyptus 75, 1995, 169-242.

  • Morimoto K., The Fiscal Administration of Egypt in the Early Islamic Period, Dohosha, 1981.

  • Morimoto K., “The Dīwāns as Registers of the Arab Stipendiaries in Early Islamic Egypt”, in R. Curiel and R. Gyselen eds., Itinéraires d’Orient hommages à Claude Cahen, Res Orientalis 6, 1994, 353-66.

  • Mouton J. M., “L’Islamisation de l’Égypte au moyen âge,” in B. Heyberger ed., Chrétiens du monde arabe, Paris, 2003, 110-23.

  • Mukhtar ‘A., “On the survival of the Byzantine administration in Egypt during the first century of the Arab rule”, Acta orientalia academiae scientiarum Hungaricae, Tomus XXVII 3, 1973, 309-319.

  • Schaten S., “Reiseformalitäten im frühislamischen Ägypten”, Bulletin de la Société d’Archéologie Copte 37, 1998, 91-100.

  • Sijpesteijn P., “New rule over old structures: Egypt after the Muslim conquest”, in H. Crawford ed., Regime change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, London, 2007, 183-202.

  • Sijpesteijn, P., “The Arab conquest of Egypt and the beginning of Muslim rule”, in R. S. Bagnall ed., Egypt and the Byzantine world 300-700, Cambridge, 2007, 437-457.

 

1.3. Documentary sources

  • Abbott N., The Kurrah papyri from Aphrodito in the oriental institute, Chicago, 1938.

  • Abbott N., "A new papyrus and a review of the administration of ‘Ubayd Allāh b. al-Ḥabḥab", in G. Makdisi ed., Arabic and Islamic Studies in Honor of Hamilton A.R. Gibb, Leiden, 1965, 21-35.
  • Abū Ṣafiyya J., Bardiyyāt Qurra b. šarīk al-‘Absī, dirāsa wa taḥqīq, Riyad, 2004.

  • al-Qāḍī W., “Early Islamic State Letters. The Question of Authenticity”, in A. Cameron and L.I. Conrad eds., The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East. 1 Problems in the Literary Source Material, Princeton, 1999, 81-106.

  • al-Qāḍī W., “An Umayyad papyrus in al-Kindi’s kitāb al-quḍāt”, Der Islam 84, (2008), 200-245.

  • Balog P., Umayyad ‘Abbāsīd and Tūlūnīd glass weights and vessel stamps, New York, 1976.

  • Bell H.I., “Two Official Letters of the Arab Period”, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 12, (1926), 265-81.

  • Bell H.I., “Two Official Letters of the Arab period”,  Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 12, (1926), 265–81.

  • Bell H.I., “The Arabic Bilingual Entagion”, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 89,  (1945), 531–42.

  • Diem W., "Der Gouverneur an den Pagarchen. Ein verkannter arabischer Papyrus vom Jahre 65 der Higra”, Der Islam 60, (1983), 104-111.

  • Diem W., “Einige frühe Amtliche Urkunden aus der Sammlung Papyrus Erzherzog Rianer”, Le Muséon 97,  (1984), 109–58.

  • Eldada L., “Glass Weights and Vessel Stamps”, in J. Bacharach ed., Fustat Finds, Cairo, 2002, 112–66.

  • Fahmy A., Ṣanğ al-sikka fī fağr al-Islam, Cairo, 1957.

  • Grohmann A., “The value of Arabic papyri for the study of the history of medieval Egypt”, Proceedings of the Egyptian Society of Historical Studies 1, (1951), 41-56.

  • Grohmann A., From the world of Arabic papyri, Cairo, 1952.

  • Grohmann A., Studien zur historischen Geographie und Verwaltung des frühmittelalterlichen Ägypten. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften, 77, Vienna, 1959.

  • Hinds M. and Sakkout H., “A letter from the governor of Egypt to the king of Nubia and Muqurra concerning Egyptian-Nubian relations in 141/758”, Studia Arabica et Islamica, Beirut, 1981, 209-229.

  • Hoyland R., “New documentary texts and early Islamic state”, Bulletin of the school of African and oriental studies 9, (2006), 395-416.

  • George Miles, “Early Islamic weights and measures in Muntaza palace, Alexandria” JARCE, 3 (1964), 105-113.

  • Morton A. H., A catalogue of early Islamic glass stamps in the British museum, London, 1986.

  • Rabie H., The Financial System of Egypt A.H. 564-741/A.D. 1169-1341, Oxford, 1972.

  • Raghib Y., “Lettres arabes (I)”, Annales Islamologiques 14, (1978), 15-35.

  • Raghib Y., “Lettres nouvelles de Qurra b. šarīk”,  Journal of Near Eastern Studies 40, (1981), 173-87.

  • Sijpesteijn P., Shaping a Muslim state: papyri related to an eighth-century Egyptian official, In press, Oxford university press.

  • Sijpesteijn P.M., “Multilingual Archives and Documents in Post-Conquest Egypt”, in Papaconstantinou A. ed., Multilingualism in Egypt, 2010, 105-124.

  • Papaconstantinou A., “administrating the early Islamic Empire: Insights from the papyri”, in Haldon J. Money, powers and politics in early Islamic Syria.

  • Bell H. I., Greek Papyri in British Museum IV, London, 1910.

  • Gascou J., “De Byzance à l’Islam: Les impôts en Egypte après la conquête, à propos de  K. Morimoto, The fiscal administration of Egypt in the Early Islamic Period”, JESHO 26, Leyden, (1983), 97-109.

  • Mukhtar ‘A., “On the survival of the Byzantine administration in Egypt during the first century of the Arab rule”, Acta Orientalis 27, (1973), 309-19.

2. Barīd (Postal system)

2.1. Some medieval but important literary sources

  • al-Anṣarī, Tafrīğ al-kurūb fī tadbīr al-ḥurūb, ed./tr. G.T. Scanlon, Cairo 1961.

  • al-Jahšiyārī (d. 331/942), Kitāb al-wuzarā’ wa-l-kuttāb, eds. M. al-Saqqā et al, Cairo 1937-8.
  • al-Mas'ūdī (d. 345/956), Murūğ al-ahab wa ma‘ādin al-ğawhr, Beirut 1965.
  • al-Qalqašāndī (d. 821/1418), Subḥ al-a‘šā fī ṣanā‘at al-inšā, Cairo 1913-22.
  • al-Ṣūlī (d. 335/947), Adab al-kuttāb, eds. M. B. al-Aṭarī and 'A. M. al-Alūsī Sukrī, Cairo 1341/1923.
  • al-Ṭabarī (d. 311/923), Ta’rīal-rusul wa-l-mulūk, eds. M. J. de Goeje et al, Leiden 1879–1901.
  • al-'Umarī (d. 749/1349), al-Ta'rīf bi-l-muṣṭalaḥ al-šarīf, Cairo 1894.
  • Ibn al-Ṭiqṭaqā, Fakhrī fī al-ādāb al-ṣulṭāniyya wa al-duwal al-islāmiyya, Paris 1895.

 

2.2. Secondary sources

  • Sprenger A.,  Die Post- und Reiserouten des Orients, Leipzig, 1864.

  • Bligh-Abramski I., “Evolution versus Revolution: Umayyad Elements in the 'Abbasid Regime 133/750–320/932”, Der Islam 65, (1988), 226–43.

  • Bravmann  M., “The state archives in the early Islamic era”, Arabica 15, (1969), 87-89.

  • Carrié J.-M., “Cursus Publicus,” in G. Bowersock, O. Grabar, and P. Brown eds., Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Post-Classical World, Princeton, 1999.

  • Darādkeh Ṣ., “al-Barīd wa ṭuruq al-muwāṣalāt fī bilād al-šām fī al-‘aṣr al-‘abbāsī”, proceedings of the fifth international conference- Arabic section, Amman, 1991, 191-207.

  • Dvornik F., The origins of intelligence services, New jersey, 1974.

  • Elad A., “Aspects of the Transition from the Umayyad to the Abbasid Caliphate”, Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam 19, (1995), 89–132.

  • Goitein S. D., “The commercial mail service in medieval Islam”, Journal of the American oriental society 84,  (1964), 118-123.

  • Heck P.L., The construction of knowledge in Islamic civilization: Qudāma b. Ja‘far and his kitāb al-arāğ wa ṣinā‘at al-kitāba, Leiden, 2002.

  • Sa'dawī N., Niẓam al-barīd fī ’l-dawla al-islāmiyya, Cairo, 1953.

  • Silverstein A., “A new source on the early history of the Barīd”, al-Abḥāth 50-1, (2002-3), 121-134.

  • Silverstein A., “On some aspects of the Abbasid Barīd”,  in J. E. Montgomery ed., Abbasid studies: occasional papers of the school of the Abbasid studies, Leuven, 2004, 23-32.

  • Silverstein A., Postal system in the pre-modern Islamic world, Cambridge, 2007.

  • Silverstein A., “Etymologies and Origins: A Note of Caution”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 28/1, (2001), 92–4.

  • Sourdel D., “Barīd,” EI2, I, 1045.

 

2.3. Documentary sources

  • Raghib Y., "Lettres de service au maître de poste d'Ashmun", Archéologie Islamique 3, (1992), 5-16.

  • Silverstein A., “Documentary evidence for the history of the Barīd”, In P. M. Sijpesteijn and L. Sundelin eds., Arabic Papyrology and the History of Early Islamic Egypt, Leiden, 2004, 153–62.

3. Protocols

  • Delattre A., “la réutilization des protocols aux époques byzantine et arab”, in Frösén J. et al. eds., Proceedings of the 24th international congress of papyrology, Helsinki, 2007, 215-220.

  • Grohmann A., CPR III =[Corpus Papyrorum Raineri, Pt. 1, Allgemeine Einführung in die arabischen Papyri; Pt. 2, Protokolle], Vienna, 1924.

  • Grohmann A., Arabic Papyri in the Egyptian Library I, Cairo, 1934.

  • Grohmann A., From the world of Arabic papyri, Cairo, 1952.

  • Grohmann A., Einführung und Chrestomathie zur arabischen Papyruskunde. I: Einführung, Prag, 1954.

4. Safe conducts/work permits

  • Frantz-Murphy G., CPR XXI =[Arabic Agricultural Leases and Tax Receipts from Egypt, 148-427 A.H./ 765-1035 A.D.], Vienna, 2001.

  • Frantz-Murphy G., “Identity and security in the Mediterranean world ca. AD 640 – ca. 1517,” in G. Traianos ed., proceedings of the 25th international congress of Papyrology, Ann Arbor, 2010, 253-264.

  • Raghib Y., "Sauf-conduits d'Égypte Omeyyade et Abbasside,” Annales Islamologiques 31, (1997), 143-168.

  • Schaten S., “Reiseformalitäten im frühislamischen Ägypten”, BSAC 37 (1998), 91-100

  • Wansbrough J. E., “The Safe-Conduct in Muslim Chancery Practice”, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 34, (1971), 20-35.

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