Les six filles du vizir Ġibriyāl. Familles et alliances dans le milieu des administrateurs à Damas au XIVe siècle

Abstract : In the Mamluk Sultanate, family ties mostly play a crucial role in the rise and the exercise of power - seen as a collective dynamic - of a financial administrator. This paper deals with the case study of Ġibriyāl, " vizier of Damascus " in the first third of the 14th century. If Ġibriyāl's ascendants' influence and role in his career are unknown, the narrative sources provide useful datas on his offspring - a son and six daughters. Reconstructing his network of marriage alliances contracted with some of the most prestigious families of ulamas and civilian administrators in Cairo and Damascus, this paper seeks to provide a better understanding of the place and role of women in strategies by which individuals tried to consolidate their positions. Through such a case study, the aim of this paper is also to contribute to bring out the limits of the transmission and the sustainability of welth, patrimony and social positions of the civilian elites in the 14th-century Damascus.
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Mathieu Eychenne. Les six filles du vizir Ġibriyāl. Familles et alliances dans le milieu des administrateurs à Damas au XIVe siècle. Annales Islamologiques, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 2013, 47, pp.153-174. ⟨halshs-01064671⟩

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