The Early Islamic Empire at Work

Understanding the political and economic workings of the early Islamic Empire (660-940 C.E.)

Regional Economies

Each region in the empire had its own economic structures contributing to the wealth of the province and the empire as a whole

Geographical Structures

Arabic geographical sources give us a quite comprehensive overview of the geographical structure of the regions.

Administrative Structures

The empire did not extend its power, its political and judicial structure to all regions in the same way, at the same time

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Advanced Grant no.: 340362
Principal Investigator: Stefan Heidemann
Host Institution: Universität Hamburg

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Heidemann
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