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The Early Islamic Empire at Work

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

Arabic geographical sources give us a quite comprehensive overview of the geographical structure of the regions.
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Regional and Transregional Elites

The elites and their participation in governance, administration and economy are essential for connecting the empire
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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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Katharina Mewes, M.A.
Project Coordinator/ Research Associate
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