This is a fully annotated translation of a 12th-century manual written for the practical use of the Islamic inspector of markets. Filled with lively detail, the manual covers confectioners, perfumers, money-changers, slave traders, physicians, and veterinarians, outlining their professions, ruses and tricks of the trade. It is rich in description and anecdote and shows great concern for ordinary people aside from the sultans, wazirs and other government officials who are usually the focus of early Islamic writing.
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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
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11019922434X