Measuring medieval islamic economyWestern Social Science


This section lists variables such as collateral, living expenses, rent, real estate, wages, taxation, and expenditures in datasets according to regional and chronological order. The main source for cost of living expenses for Syria is Eliyahu Ashtor’s Histoire des prix et des salaires dans l’Orient medieval, (Paris, S.E.V.P.E.N, 1968), with additional sources and additional regions covered. Syria has a less comprehensive chronological coverage.