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Характеристики на средновековните ислямски затвори на остров Сицилия (IX – XI век)
Characteristics of the Medieval Islamic Prisons in Sicily (IX – XI Century)

Author(s): Desislava Vladimirova
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Archaeology, Education, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, History of Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Local History / Microhistory, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, 13th to 14th Centuries, History of Islam, Canon Law / Church Law, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Philosophy of Law, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Mediterranean; Medieval Sicily; Islamic prisons; punishment; penal institutions

Summary/Abstract: The medieval prisons are part of the Islamic governing system as in the Near East as in the Magreb. The sources about their organization and working methods are rare and straggling. Whatever, medieval Islamic prisons deserve an attention because they are connected with the general institutional environment in the Islamic lands. This article surveys the Islamic prisons in Sicily in the period 9th-11th century. It begins with a review of the emergence of the first Islamic prisons. This information serves as both forming initial impressions and a basis of the subsequent analysis. An important contribution of the article is the collected information from different by language, type and time historical sources. Their careful readings, coupled with a compare analysis, allow us to draw conclusions about the characteristics and location of the medieval Sicilian prisons. Comparison with the prisons in the other Islamic lands over the same historical period shows us common features. This makes it possible to conclude that the penal institutions on the island follow and work on a well-established model.

  • Issue Year: 27/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 151-163
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian