Georgi Obatnin

Project Title: The Monetization of Taxation in Abbasid Egypt: A Documentary Investigation

HEI: The University of Edinburgh

School: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Supervisors: Dr Marie Legendre and Dr Andreas Görke, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, The University of Edinburgh.

About Georgi’s Research

Georgi Obatnin
Georgi Obatnin

My project aims to investigate the monetization of taxation in Egypt that became apparent around the beginning of the 9th century. By leveraging a large multilingual documentary corpus, this research will provide a new perspective on a crucial period of Egyptian history. I will look to determine when, how and why authorities of one of the longest-lasting medieval empires, the Abbasids, shifted away from assessing taxes in kind as well as the immediate economic and social consequences of that decision.