Legal document: Yevr.-Arab. I 1700

Legal document Yevr.-Arab. I 1700



Court notebook from the year 1467 Seleucid = 1156 CE. 29 folios, ~66 documents. Also contains non-legal items. See individual PGPIDS for individual documents. "The largest preserved fragment of a record book is contained in the Firkovitch collection in Leningrad. It consists of twenty-eight consecutive folios comprising sixty-six items, all but one (the last) written by the judge Mevorakh b. Nathan during the months of April through August, 1156. The official character of such a record book emerges from the fact that the signatures are originals throughout, and not copies. On the other hand we find in this particular specimen also a medical prescription, indicating that the border line between public and private papers was not too sharply drawn at that time" (Goitein, Med Soc II, p. 343).