Jews and the Fāṭimid Caliphate

@article{Rustow2021JewsAT,
  title={Jews and the Fāṭimid Caliphate},
  author={Marina Rustow},
  journal={Al-Masāq},
  year={2021},
  volume={33},
  pages={169 - 187}
}
  • M. Rustow
  • Published 4 May 2021
  • History
  • Al-Masāq
ABSTRACT Why did medieval Islamic polities permit non-Muslims to develop their own institutions of communal governance, and even actively encourage those institutions’ autonomy from the state? The historiography on Jewish communal autonomy is particularly well-developed, so it can help advance inquiries into other religious communities. But that scholarship also tends to take Jewish communal autonomy – as well as Jewish officials’ influence over other Jews – for granted rather than explaining… 

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