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Medieval NubiaA Social and Economic History$
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Giovanni R. Ruffini

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199891634

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.001.0001

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Qasr Ibrim’s Land Sales

Qasr Ibrim’s Land Sales

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(p.22) 1 Qasr Ibrim’s Land Sales
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Medieval Nubia
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Giovanni R. Ruffini

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.003.0001

This chapter summarizes the published and unpublished land sales from medieval Nubia written in the Old Nubian language. It gives a commentary on the legal transactions taking place in the published twelfth-century texts from Gerald Browne’s Old Nubian Texts from Qasr Ibrim III. It also gives a summary of similar transactions found in unpublished texts from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries AD. It then provides an analysis of the different types of land sales from Qasr Ibrim: Type 1, a direct sale of property from one person to another; Type 2, a sale between two parties in which a third party makes payment; and Type 3, a sale of one person’s land to another by a third party.

Keywords:   Old Nubian archives, land sale types, land sale structure

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