Some preliminary thoughts on the question of medieval qāḍī court archives

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At the moment, I am enjoying Marina Rustow's recently published tome The Lost Archive. Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue. The author is speaking to a number of points which interest me, but today I will concentrate on her discussion of Hallaq's argument about archiving at qāḍīs' courts. Calling Marina Rustow's book a tome is not unwarranted. On the one hand, with its appendices it amounts to almost 600 pages. And while it is not available in open access to my knowledge, I would ...

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