La production agricole de Damas et de la Ghūṭa au XIVe siècle. Diversité, taxation et prix des cultures maraîchères d'après al-Jazarī (m. 739/1338)

Abstract : The study of the economic history of Bilād al-Shām during the Mamluk period is hampered by a lack of detailed sources. This makes the Syrian historian al-Jazarī's description of the agricultural production of the Damascus and the Ghūtạ plain in the 14th century CE and the organization of tax collections there all the more interesting. The present paper attempts to examine the variety of agricultural production in the greater Damascus area and to analyze the role of agriculture in its economic system. It does so also by focusing on the close connections between the city of Damascus and its hinterland at the end of the Middle Ages.
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Mathieu Eychenne. La production agricole de Damas et de la Ghūṭa au XIVe siècle. Diversité, taxation et prix des cultures maraîchères d'après al-Jazarī (m. 739/1338). Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, 2013, 56 (4-5), pp.569-630. ⟨halshs-00914065⟩

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