Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

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1. Medieval Period 

The  Jews of Islam were subject to a number of imposts, collected both by representatives of the local Jewish community and by Muslim officials. During the period of its institutional ascendancy, the leadership of the Jewish community of Babylonia also imposed taxes upon the Jewish communities in the Diaspora, the funds collected…

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Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, “Taxation”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 15 October 2019
First published online: 2010

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