Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Book of the Islamic Market Inspector by Ronald Paul Buckley

The book is a fully annotated translation of al-Shayzari's Nihayat al-Rutba fi Talab al-Hisba (The Utmost Degree in the Pursuit of Hisba), a manual written in the 12th century AD for the practical use of the Islamic inspector of markets. It is the earliest extant book of its kind to appear in the Islamic East. Dr Buckley's introduction deals with the historical development of the Islamic market inspector, the author of the manual and the text itself. A useful Appendix contains translations of official diplomas of investiture, along with an abbreviated translation of al-Ghazali's treatise of isba. Within the main text, individual chapters deal with such as confectioners, perfumers, money-changers, slave traders and physicians. The book therefore provides a thorough examination of the market inspector and his role, and an unparalleled insight into the inhabitants of a medieval Muslim market.

Buy The Book of the Islamic Market Inspector by Ronald Paul Buckley from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199224340
ISBN-10: 019922434X
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 165mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Book of the Islamic Market Inspector by Ronald Paul Buckley

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Book of the Islamic Market Inspector book by Ronald Paul Buckley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Ronald Paul Buckley

Dr. Buckley is Lecturer in Arabic, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester. He was the 1990-1998 Lecturer in Arabic-English Translation and Interpreting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh