This paper studies the pious endowments of the Khanate of Khiva through a sample of 74 waqf acts for the benefice of the Baba Mushkil-Gushad Mosque in Urgench, now preserved in the Museum of Samarqand. Although developing on the overall economic data available in these documents, the analysis also focuses on the donors’ social motives—notably their search for a personal integration into the community (qawm).

The Redaction
CER: I-3.4.C-310