Making the Private Public: A Delivery of Palestinian oil in third/ninth-century Egypt

Authors

  • Petra Marieke Sijpesteijn Leiden University

Keywords:

Egypt, Palestine, Oil, Documents, Papyri, Order of Delivery, Alms, Islamic Law

Abstract

A short document written on papyrus records an order for the delivery of Palestinian oil in third/ninth-century CE Egypt. It reveals interesting information concerning transregional trade relations, commercial infrastructures and the logistics of product distribution, as well as document-validation practices and the legal status and authority of documents, especially those of a semi-public nature. The text will be compared to similar orders of payment and delivery, and read for evidence of local patterns of patronage and systems of care in mediaeval Egypt.

Section
Articles
Published
Jun 6, 2014

How to Cite

Sijpesteijn, P. M. (2014). Making the Private Public: A Delivery of Palestinian oil in third/ninth-century Egypt. Studia Orientalia Electronica, 2, 74–91. Retrieved from https://journal.fi/store/article/view/41377