Taxes in Egypt in the Ayyubid Period (567H/1171AD-648 H/1205AD)

Fawzi K. Tawahyiah


This study deals with the financial revenues and aims to determine the amount of the state's income that resulted from various taxes. Also, it aims and to clarify the changes that occurred in the system of taxation in the Ayyubid period compared with the previous periods. The article studies the administration of these taxes and the factors that played a role in determining their amount. The study found that the most important source of revenue for the state was the land tax, while the jizya tax was also important. There was also the tax of a tenth of booty, in addition to another kind of taxes called makus.


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