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La tutelle institutionnelle des successions à Jérusalem au xive siècle

Abstract : This article examines the contribution of the judicial and administrative institutions in the settlement of estates during the Mamluk period on the basis of a detailed analysis of the legal documents from the Ḥaram corpus (Jerusalem). The study shows the crucial role of the cadi court of law during all stages from dressing estate inventories until the final settlement. It also shows that the cadi court acts in close cooperation with the Mamluk Bureau of Escheat Estates in specific cases in which Mamluk succession-law attributes part of the succession to Public treasury. The paper examines a case study that illustrates legal procedures as a strategy used by families in order to allow transferring property beyond death and thus circumvent strict inheritance laws. It finally assesses the cadi court’s role in cases with fatherless minor children.
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Christian Müller. La tutelle institutionnelle des successions à Jérusalem au xive siècle. L'Atelier du Centre de recherches historiques, CRH, CNRS-EHESS, 2020, Sous tutelle. Biens sans maître et successions vacantes dans une perspective comparative, XIIIe-XXe siècles, ⟨10.4000/acrh.11277⟩. ⟨halshs-03097852⟩



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