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Ḳūmis
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, the Arabic transcription of the Latin comes , a title which in al-Andalus denoted the person responsible to the state for the muʿāhidūn [q.v] or Scriptuaries, or at least, for the Christian Mozarabs [q.v.]. According to A. Fattal, “les représentants religieux des d̲immīs sont autorisés par le pouvoir, moyennant waṣiyya , a exercer leur autorité. Il semble bien que les Arabes de la conquête respectèrent tant l’organisation administrative que judiciaire, que religieuse des populations soumises”. Certain capitulation documents ( ʿahd , ṣulḥ ) [q.v.] expressly affirm this: “They …

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Chalmeta, P., “Ḳūmis”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4510>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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