Paraliterary text: T-S Ar.30.229

Paraliterary text T-S Ar.30.229

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Dense jottings in Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic. All of these appear to be a mixture of religiously and erotically inflected panegyric, addressing "the king of the world, the caliph of creation, Righteous son of Perfect," etc., but presumably not the actual caliph, as the references to wine and union would seem out of line. Then again, ʿĀdil b. Kāmil could be a reference to al-ʿĀdil II (regent 1232–38, reigned 1238–40). There are also some (nonsense?) strings of similar-sounding words.