Abstract Dr. Peter Verkinderen
Peter Verkinderen (Universität Hamburg)
Abstract: Taxing the Province – Taxation in Early Islamic Fārs
Most of the research on early Islamic taxation is based on Egyptian papyri or on legal works on taxation written with special attention to Iraq. The taxation system in other provinces is not as well known.
This paper will look into the way the early Islamic state taxed the province of Fārs. As with all things concerning Fārs, al-Iṣṭakhrī’s geographical work is our main descriptive source of knowledge on the workings of the taxation system in Fārs, but tantalizing details can be found in chronicles and other sources. In this paper, I will try to bring together these pieces of the puzzle into an (albeit very patchy) picture.