"Ordre de paiement d'époque arabe pour l'impôt de capitation", Roger Rémondon, "Aegyptus", XXXII, nr 2 : [recenzja]
JOURNAL OF PAPYROLOGY
W . T i l l , Die koptischen Eheverträge (Festschrift Josef Brick, 1948).
The author gives the translation of four new Coptic
marriagecontracts and of one betrothal-document. The form of
marriagecontracts is Byzantine and the contents are "ecclesiastical";
secular provisions are also included.
R o g e r R é m o n d o n , Ordre de paiement d'époque arabe pour
Îimpôt de capitation (Aegyptus X X X I I , nr 2, p. 257 — 265).
The published papyrus P. Fouad No. 131 is a payment-order
(εντάγιον) for the diagraphon, adressed by Muhammad Ibu
Abu-1Quasim to someone named Damianos. The papyrus is edited with
a most brilliant commentary.
L i o n e l С a s s ο η, The Administration of Byzantine and Early
Arab Palestine (Aegyptus X X X I I fasc. 1  p. 54 — 60).
The author considers first what light the Colt documents throw
on the civil administration of Palestine during the Byzantine period.
An important clue is provided by the official title of Nessana,
namely κώμη ορίου πόλεως Έλούσης. Since Eluse is at least twenty
miles distant from Nessana, this indicates that the province of
Palestina Tertia was divided into sizeable municipalities, each of
which embraced a number of villages surrounding a metropolis.
In addition to being a metropolis Eluse may have been
throughout, the whole of the Byzantine period the capital of the province.
Then the author turns to the military administration during the
Byzantine period. This is especially illuminated by a fragmentary
but very important account of the sixth century. The document
is divided into two parts. The beginning of the first along with
the heading has been lost. The second is complete save for the
heading of which only one word (έπιχλασμός) is legible. The author
gives a translation and rearrangement in columnar form of the
entries. The account reflects not the civil but the military
organisation of the area. In some inscriptions from Beersheba we have
unquestioned evidence of levies made upon the soldiers of southern
Palestine. These records list tax amounts assessed upon local
garrisons for the support of the higher military officials. The author
supposes that the second section of one account records also some
sort of "extraordinary levy" on a garrison, perhaps, as in the
Beersheba inscription, for the support of the officers.