Literary text: T-S Ar.38.90

Literary text T-S Ar.38.90


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Recto: poetry or rhymed prose probably by Nāṣir al-Adīb al-ʿIbrī (active ca. 1300). The content of recto is difficult to figure out but mentions economic crisis (shidda, ghalāʾ) in Egypt, people running away to Anṭākiya, and also a vignette about people who prosper during difficult times, this section mentions purchasing slaves in دنقلا (Dongola, Sudan). Verso: Long poem of praise for God ending “I am Nāṣir and as long as I vanquish my enemies [I’ll keep praising you]." ASE