The Black Death in Egypt and England: A Comparative Study

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Italic page numbers refer to figures and tables.
Abu-Lughod, Janet, 139n70
Agrarian capitalism, rise of, 20–21, 22, 65
Agrarian estates in Egypt: Mamluk's role in, 32–33; scattering of, 27, 29, 32, 41–42, 55, 69–70, 141n18
Agrarian estates in England: concentration of, 55; landholders' profits from, 55, 57–59
Agrarian output in Egypt: in 1517, 82–83, 82; in 1596–1597, 86, 86; decline in, 131, 132; lack of diversification in, 15, 146n38; and land rents, 76, 76, 77, 77; pre-plague figures for, 67; and value of dinar jayshi, 69, 71, 72, 73
Agrarian output in England: decline in, 62, 63, 132; diversification of, 52–53, 63, 65, 154n46; and economic depression, 65; Egypt's agricultural output compared with, 80, 80, 90, 90, 132
Agrarian output in Europe, diversification of, 15
Ajnad al-Halqa (auxiliary body of soldiers), 140n12, 141n18
Alexandria Canal, 39, 44
Amirs: and authority over land, 32–33; and civilian bureaucrats, 28, 33; and coats of arms, 26, 140n10; and irrigation system, 37, 38, 41–42, 43; as landholders, 27, 48, 141n18; and Mamluk's revenue, 32; and political factions, 25–26, 69–70; and rural areas, 32; and tax farming, 48; and 1315 land survey, 67
Angkor, 116
Anthrax, 5, 7
Al-ʿAsadi, 44
Ashtor, Eliyah, 43, 103, 138n64
Aswan Dam, 127
Atabara River, 53, 127
Australian rabbits, 6
Autarchy, 64, 112, 155–156n57
Average product of labor, 62, 118, 119
Ayyubid period, 12, 36, 67
Baladi irrigation networks, 36–37, 41, 44, 128, 131
Balkans, 115
Barter system: in Egypt, 47, 146n38; in England, 146n38

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