State document: T-S Ar.39.80

State document T-S Ar.39.80

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In PGP since 2019


Original document: Petition from a woman (al-mamlūka), probably in Tinnīs (المقيمة بمدينة تنيس حماها الله تعالى) to a dignitary with the title al-Juyūshī. The addressee might be Badr al-Jamālī (d. 1094; the first in Egypt to hold the title Amir al-Juyūsh). But Khan has argued that the taqbīl clause is not found in petitions before the period of al-Āmir (1101–30 CE), so the addressee may be a later vizier (all of them from Badr through Saladin technically held the title Amīr al-Juyūsh as well). None of the content of the petition is preserved. The space between the lines seems to have been filled in with a legal document or draft in Arabic script, in smaller handwriting. The text on verso may be related but is quite faded.