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SOME STUDIES OF MUSLIM SCHOLARS ON ISLAMIC ECONOMIC HISTORY

Ismail Yurdakok

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BOOKS

Abdullah Mahmud, Ibn Jamaa’s Tankih al-Munazara fi tashihi al-Mukhabara. Ibn


Jamaa‘ (1241-1333 A.D./ 639-733 A.H.) was the chief justice of Egypt and a great
scholar in Islamic sciences of his period. Mahmud Abdullah wrote a master thesis
in Panjab University on Ibn Jamaa’s this book that Ibn Jamaa‘ had written this
study in the year of 1304 A.D. after demand of Egypt’s ruler Malik al-Nasir. This
study is about agricultural cooperation (partnership) in Islamic law

Abu al-Nasr Jamil M., A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period, Cambridge
1987

Afdalu al-Rahman, Economic Doctrines of Islam, Lahore 1985

Abdul Halim, History of Lodi Sultans of Dacca and Agra, 1961

Ahmad Khan Muinuddin, History of Fara‘idi Movement in Bengal (1818-1906), Karachi


1965

Ahmad S. Maqbul, Akhbar al-Sin wa’l-Hind in Arabic ClassicalAccounts of India,


Calcutta 1989

Bhacker M. Reda, Trade and Empire in Muscat and Zanzibar: The Roots of British
Domination, New York-London: Routledge, 1992

Chejne Anwar G., Muslim Spain, Its History and Culture, Minnesota 1974

Cosgel Metin. Metin Cosgel’s web site has got detailed useful list of recent
publications related to the economic history of the Ottoman Empire. And Converting
Units used in Ottoman Tax Registers (Tahrir Defterleri) can be found in this web
site.

Faroqhi S., Towns and Townsmen of Ottoman Anatolia: Trade, Crafts and Food
Production in an Urban Setting 1520-1650, Cambridge 1984. Faroqhi’s articles:
“Anatolian Townsmen as Pilgrims to Mecca”, Rencontres de l’ecole du Louvre ,
Süleyman le Magnifique et son temps, Paris 1992, pp, 309-26; Faroqhi S.- Erder
L., “The Development of the Anatolian Urban Network During the Sixteenth
Century”, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, Leiden,
XXIII/3 (1980), pp, 265-303; Faroqhi S.- Erder L., “Population Rise and Fall in
Anatolia 1550-1620”, Middle Eastern Studies, London, XV (1979), pp, 322-45.
Her entries in Encyclopaedia of Islam’s second edition are also important.

Fehmi Ali Muhammad, Muslim Naval Organization in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo
1980

Ghazzal Zouhair. He is the faculty member of Loyola University of Chicago and


gives course social and economic history of early and medieval Islam. Contents of
his web site are very vast for Islamic economics history. Ghazzal gave a lecture
as From Political Economy to Textual Analysis: Greater Syria in Contemporary
Ottoman Historiography, in July 16, 2008, in the Cultural Heritage Museum of
(Istanbul) Bogazici University. Professor Ghazzal’s studies: Political Economy of
Damascus in the Nineteenth Century (in French, 1993); The Grammars of
Adjudication: The Economics of Judicial Decisin Making in Fin-de-siécle Ottoman
Beirut and Damascus (Ifpo Beirut, 2007)

Habib Irfan, The Agrarian System of Mughal India, Bombay 1963

Ibrahim Mahmood, Merchant Capital and Islam

Ihsanoglu Ekmeleddin (editor), History of the Ottoman State,


Society&Civilization, IRCICA, 2001-2002 Istanbul

Islahi Abdulazim, Economic Thought of Ibn al-Qayyim (1292-1350 A.D.), Jeddah


1984.
Abdulazim Islahi’s articles: “Shah Wali Allah’s Concept of Al-Irtifaqat: Stages of
Socio-Economic Development”, Journal of Objective Studies, II/1, Aligarh 1990, pp,
46-63; “Market Mechanism in Islam: A Historical Perspective”, Journal of Islamic
Economics , I/1, Petaling Jaya 1995, pp, 2-3l

Imaduddin S. M., The Economic History of Muslim Spain (711-1031), Dacca 1963; his
the other books: Some Aspects of the Socio-Economic and Cultural History of
Muslim Spain (711-1492), Leiden 1965; Muslim Spain, Leiden 1981

Maamiry A.H., Omani-Portuguese History, Lancers Publishers, 1982

Moosvi Shireen, The Economy of Mughal Empire, Bombay 1987

Rabie Hassanein , The Financial System of Egypt A.H. 564-741/ 1169-1341 A.D., New
York: 1972

Sabra A., Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam: Mamluk Islam (1250-1517),
Cambridge 2000

Sadir Saad, Arab and Islamic Silver, London 1981

Sahillioglu Halil, Studies on Ottoman Economic and Social History. IRCICA.


Istanbul 1999, pp, IV+221

Sezgin Fuat (editor), Text and Studies in the Historical Geography and Topography
of Palestine, I-II , Frankfurt 1993, Islamic Geography Series 73th and 74th
volumes

Siddiqi N.A., Land Revenue Administration under the Mughals (1700-1750), Bombay
1970

Suharto Ugi, Kitab al-Amwal Abu Ubayd’s Concept of Public Finance, Istac
Publications Kuala Lumpur 2005. It depends on Suharto’s Phd on Abu Ubayd’s (d. 838
A.D./ 224 A.H. a famous judge, jurist and scholar) study that as an early
discourse on Islamic public finance. Ugi Suharto’s article: “A. Ben Shemesh’s
Introductions in Taxation in Islam: Comments on His Sources and Interpretation
(1998) Good studies were prepared on Abu Ubayd’s Kitab al-Amwal: Nur Muhammad
Ghifari translated it into English as The Book of Finance, Islamabad 1991/1411
and into Urdu language Abdurrahman Tahir Sureti, Kitab al-Amwal, I-II, Islamabad
1968, 1986; Cemaleddin Saylik into Turkish Kitab al-Amwal, Istanbul 1981; Cengiz
Kallek’s article: “Economic Views of Abu Ubayd”, International Islamic University
of Malaysia Journal of Economics and Management, VI/1, Kuala Lumpur 1998, pp, 1-21
Thabit A. J. Abdullah (2001) Merchants, Mamluks and Murder: The Political Economy
of Commerce in Eighteeth Century Basra (Suny Press, 2001)

ARTICLES, PAPERS, ENTRIES, THESIS

Abbas Ihsan, “Some Aspects of Social Life in Andalusia During the Time of the Al-
Moravides in the Light of the Nawazil of Ibn Rushd”, Zeitschrift der Deutschen
Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft, Leipzip/Wiesbaden , V, (1983), pp, 154-62

Abdul Bari, Economic Aspects of the Muslim State during Caliph Hisham (724-743
A.D./ 105-125 A.H)”, Islamic Culture Haydarabad, XLVI/4 (1972), pp, 297-305

Abu Chakra Faruq, “Trade and Trade Routes of the Quraysh”, Asian Trade Routes,
Irthlingborough 1991, pp, 38-42

Ahmad Ziyauddin, “Ushur and Maks in Early Islam”, Islamic Studies Karachi, XXVII/1
(1988), pp, 1-11

Ahsan Muhammad Manazir, “A Note on Hunting in the Early ‘Abbasid Period: Some
Evidence on Expenditure and Prices”, Jesho, XIX (1976), pp, 101-105

Alatas Sharifah Munirah (2007) The Nature of Ottoman-Acheh Relations in the 16th
and 17th Centuries: Commercial, Religious and Military Connections Al-Shajarah
Vol, 12, No, 1, 2007 (Istac’s journal)

Ataur-Rahim M. “Fisheries of Arabian Sub-continent: A Bibliographic Study, 1809-


1983” Working Paper in University of Durham

Aziz Farooq (2002), “Evolution of Islamic Economic Thought in the Sun-Continent”,


Phd thesis, Hamdard University, Karachi (full text in: www. eprints.hec.gov.pk)

Batayneh Muhammad D. (2007) State Finance During The Periof Muawiya” Al-Shajarah
Vol, 12, No, 2, 2007, pp, 127-141

Beg Tania (2001), “History of the Arts and Crafts of Kashmir” Phd thesis,
University of Karachi, (full text in: www.eprints.hec.gov.pk)

Chapra M. Umar, “Socioeconomic and Political Dynamics in Ibn Khaldun’s Thought”,


American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Vol., 16, Winter 1999, Number 4

Fili Najib Abdul Wahhab (1989),


“A Critical Edition of Kitab al-Amwal by Abu Jafar Ahmad b. Nasr al-Dawudi” Phd
thesis, University of Exeter

Ghazali Aidit, “Economic Thought of Ibn Hazm”, Readings in Islamic Economic


Thought (eds. Abulhasan M. Sadeq- Aidit Ghazali), Kuala Lumpur 1992, pp, 66-73

Ghifari, Noor Mohammad, “Social Security System in Islam” Phd thesis, University
of Punjab, Lahore (www.eprints.hec.gov.pk)

Gulam Mustafa Shah-D. M. Pathan, “History of Karachi from a Village of Sind to its
Metropolis: Heads of Administration (1852-1981)” Sind Quarterly, IX/4 (1981), pp,
12-14

Ibrahim Mohmood, “Social and Economic Conditions in pre-Islamic Mecca”,


International Journal of Middle East Studies, London, XIV (1982), pp, 343-58
Inalcik Halil, “Bursa(city) and the Commerce of the Levant”, Journal of the
Economic and Social History of the Orient, Leiden, III/2 (1960), pp, 131-47

Inalcik Halil, “Capital Formation in the Ottoman Empire” The Journal of Economic
History, XXI, New York, 1969, pp, 97-140

Inalcik Halil, “The Rise of the Turcoman Maritime Principalities in Anatolia,


Byzantium and Crusades”, Byzantinische Forschungen, 9, Amsterdam 1985, pp, 192-208

Inalcik Halil, “The Appointment Procedure of a Guild Warden (Ketkhuda)”, WZKM,


issue, 76 (1986), pp, 135-42

İpşirli Mehmet, “A Preliminary Study of Public Waqfs of Hama and Homs in the XVI.
Century”, Studies on Turkish-Arab Relations, Istanbul 1986, I, pp, 119-47

İşbilir Ömer, “Foundation (Waqf) Establishment Process in Midilli Island under the
Rule of the Ottoman Empire”, II. National Aegean Islands Symposium (ed. İ. Bostan-
S.H. Başaran), Istanbul 2004, pp, 54-61

Jwaideh A., “Aspects of Land Tenure and Social Change in Lower Iraq During Late
Ottoman Times”, Land Tenure and Social Transformation in the Middle East (ed.
Tarif Khalid) Beirut 1984, pp, 333-56

Kallek Cengiz , “Qudama ibn Ja‘far on Certain Aspects of Political Economy”,


al-Shajarah, III/1, (Istac’s Journal), Kuala Lumpur, pp, 1-33

Khadim Husam, “Ibn Majid his Role in the Discovery of a Sea-route to India and
Evidence of Scientific Thinking in his Writings”, al-Wasiqa, 14, Bahrain 1989, pp,
218-35

Labib Subhi, “Egyptian Commercial Policy in the Middle Ages”, Studies in the
Economic History of the Middle East (ed. M.A. Cook), London 1970, pp, 63-77

Nur Elmi Mahmood (1999), “Riba Versus Profit-Sharing Theoretical Foundations and
Policy Implications in Islamic Perspective” Phd thesis, International Islamic
University, Islamabad (full text: www.eprint.hec.gov.pk)

Malami Hussaini Usman, “Importance of Muhammad Bello’s ‘Tanbih al-Sahib ala Ahkam
al Makasib’ to Our Contemporary Economic System”, Hamdard Islamicus, Karachi,
XVII/4 (1994), pp, 35-40

Malkani H.C., “Karachi on the Eve of the British Conquest of Sind”, Sind
Quarterly, VI/3, pp, 42-45, Karachi 1978

Meera A.K.M.- Ahsan S. N., “al-Kharaj and Related Issues: A Comparative Study of
Early Islamic Scholarly Thoughts and Their Reception by Western Economists”,
Readings in Islamic Economic Thought (eds. A. M. Sadeq- A. Ghazali), Kuala Lumpur
1992, pp, 203-21

Nadvi M. Rashid Akhtar, “Industry and Commerce under the ‘Abbasids”, JPHS,
I/2(1953), pp, 118-26; I/3 (1953), pp, 254-62

Nadvi Syed Sulayman, “The Arab Navigation”, al-Ilm, VIII, Westville 1988

Sherwani H.K., “Town Planning and Architecture of Haidarabad under the


Qutbshahis”, Indian Culture, L (1976), pp, 61-80

Thabit Abdullah, “Overview of Basra’s Commercial Links and Their Decline in the
Eighteenth Century” (paper presented to the Tubman seminar: a good survey of 40
pages), www.yorku.ca/nhp/seminars/seminars/abdullah.rtf

M.A THESIS STUDIES ON OTTOMAN ECONOMICS HISTORY IN (ISTANBUL) BOGAZICI


UNIVERSITY

Gülenaz Nursel (1990) An Analytical Study of Istanbul’s Historic Commercial


Centers

Yavuz Selim Karakışla (1990) Exile Days of Abdulhamid II in Selonica (1909-1912)


and Confiscation of His Wealth

Karaömerlioğlu Asım (1992) Merchants and the State in Turkey -from Empire to
Republic

Şeyhun Ahmet (1992) Centralization Process of Cash Waqfs in the Ottoman Empire
and their Legal Framework

Karaduman Göknur (1995) Kayseri (province) in the End of the Sixteenth-century


in the Light of Court Records, 988-1002/1580-92 A.D.

Köksal Yonca (1995) Economic and Social Life in Late Seventeenth-century


Istanbul: the Istanbul Court Records of 1107-1108 (1696-1697 A.D.)

Ata Bahri (1997) The Transfer of Telegraph Technology to the Ottoman Empire in
the XIXth century

Gönülsüz Şule (1998) Economy and Society in Bursa (province) (1867-1927)

Argıt Betül İpşirli (2001) Clothing Habits and Regulations in the Ottoman Empire
(1703-1839)
Koyuncu Miyase (2001) The Institution of Gedik (license; trade monopoly; kind of
leasehold; privilege) in Ottoman Istanbul, 1750-1850

Turla Nalan (2001) Ottoman Craft Guilds and Silk-weaving Industry in Istanbul

Çetinkaya Yusuf Doğan (2002) Economic Boycott as a Political Weapon: the 1908
Boycott in the Ottoman Empire

Uçan Lale (2002) Ottoman Kırklareli (province) and Its Hinterland in the 19th
Century

Aykan Yavuz (2003) Making Justice: State, Tax Farmers and Peasants in the 18th
Century: Ahkam Registers of Istanbul

İnce Mustafa (2003) The Istanbul Textile Guilds in the First half of the
Nineteenth Century

Ünüvar Kerem (2004) Economic and Moral Organization of the Ottoman Society in
the Tanzimat Period: Sadık Rıfat Paşa’s Ahlak Risalesi (Paper of Sadik Rifat
Pasha on Ethics)

THE OTHER STUDIES:

Assal’s phd dissertation in Cambridge (1967-68): “Asceticism in Early Islam, with


an edition of part of the Kitab al-Zuhd wa al-Raqaiq of Ibn al-Mubarak”

Mansur Muhammad’s doctorate dissertation “Morocco in the Reign of Mawlay


Sulayman”, Wisbech 1990. Mawlay Sulayman’s term (1792-1822) has got original
economic applications, internal and external aspects of his economic policy; and
positive and negative decisions on the economy of Morocco, should be followed