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Ryuichi Sugiyama. Vaqf Endowments to the Emām Reżā Shrine during the Late Safavid Period

Compte-rendu réalisé par Akihiko Yamaguchi
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Ryuichi Sugiyama. « Vaqf Endowments to the Emām Reżā Shrine during the Late Safavid Period ». Annals of the Japan Association for Middle East Studies, 26/1, 2010, p. 99-135 [in Japanese].

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1This paper investigates the role of vaqf endowments in the development of the Emām Reā shrine in Mashhad during the late Safavid period. An examination of several collections of vaqf documents concerning the shrine shows that the majority of donors came from the governing elite, including Safavid rulers, and that many of the endowment properties were farmlands and commercial facilities. These were, significantly, concentrated in the vicinity of Mašhad, this being evidence of the mausoleum’s limited religious influence. The beneficiaries of these endowments included various charitable and scholarly activities. More noteworthy, some vaqfs were intended to support Sayyids; and others, to promote Shiite rituals such as ta‘ziyye. According to Sugiyama, these vaqfs lent Shiite features to the shrine.

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Akihiko Yamaguchi. Sugiyama, Ryuichi, « Ryuichi Sugiyama. Vaqf Endowments to the Emām Reżā Shrine during the Late Safavid Period », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 32-33 | 2013, document 259, mis en ligne le 01 juillet 2016, consulté le 24 mars 2017. URL : http://abstractairanica.revues.org/40686

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