By Kondo Nobuaki

After the Mongol interval, Persian was once the reliable written language in Iran, valuable Asia and India. an unlimited volume of records on the subject of management and social existence have been produced and but, in contrast to Ottoman and Arabic records, Persian ancient assets have bought little or no severe cognizance. This e-book is the 1st to exploit Persian records because the resources of social historical past in Early glossy Iran and significant Asia. The individuals learn 4 specified parts of the documents:* the formal features of the resources are at first inspected* the second one half makes a speciality of newly stumbled on resources* the main ample records of the interval - waqf deeds - are separately studiedIn this fashion the reader is ended in observe the significance of Persian records in gaining an figuring out of earlier city and rural societies within the center East.

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Ashirbek Muminov et al. Cahiers d’Asie Centrale 7 (Aix-en-Provence: EDISUD, 1999), 211–232 and his Dokumental’nye pamyatniki Srednei Azii, (Tashkent: Uzbekistan, 1987) can be counted as exceptional ones. 1, ed. 1, ed. 1, ed. 1, ed. 305/22 (date not mentioned, but before 1256/1840) and the waqf deed published in Olga D. B. ,” Pis’mennye Pamyatniki Vostoka, 1973 ˙ 213–235 (facsimile 308–322). The text of the closing formula has been [1979], divided into four sections by the author. This Persian word “dast” must be understood as the translation of its Arabic equivalent “yad,” which means “possession” in a legal context.

7836, vol. 3, 121. On al-Ku¯hista¯nı¯ and his Ja¯mi\ al-Rumu¯z see Semenov et al. ed. Sobranie, 4: 243–44. Possibly al-Kirma¯nı¯’s Jawa¯hir al-fata¯wı¯ is indicated by this abbreviated title. See Carl Brockelmann, Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur, Supplement. J. Brill, 1937), 1: 657. 11 ISOGAI KEN’ICHI 17 al-Kirma¯nı¯’s Jawa¯hir al-fata¯wı¯ appears to have been compiled in the thirteenth century. 18 However, it is not clear whether the lawsuit would actually be carried out at the time when a separate sijill is still attached to a waqf deed.

This chapter intends to start filling this gap with a closer examination of Iranian contracts of sale from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The choice of deeds of sale as a model for private documents lies first in the relative simplicity of form and structure, as well as the plainness of the transactions recorded in them. 3 My objectives are twofold, revolving around the incentives outlined above; the first part aims primarily at offering practical support to those who wish to deal seriously with Persian private documents from the Qajar period through a systematic analysis of outer appearance, structure, and formulas.

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