Tag: 19th cent.

A manumitted slave-woman deeds land to her freed women slaves

A manumitted slave-woman deeds land to her freed women slaves

Origin: Egypt – 1282 H. /1866                 Source: National Archives of Egypt Description: Women as beneficiaries and as establishers of waqf: this was common practice from major buildings like madrasas, mausoleums and mosques, smaller waifs to benefit communities and small waqfs to benefit family and poor. In this document, a manumitted slave-woman deeds land to three of her freed women slaves…

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