Letter: Yevr. III B 904

Letter Yevr. III B 904


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Letter from Yosef and Nissim b. Berakhya (Qayrawan) to Yosef b. Yaʿaqov b. ʿAwkal (Fustat), ca. 1020, on the death of the Nagid, Avraham b. ʿAṭā. According to the sender’s words, the Maghreb is in a state of decline. The situation is difficult in Gabès as well as in the western parts around Sijilmāssa. A famine and a drought are mentioned. Refers to financial matters, some involving the academies, others involving the people of Gabès who had sent 100 dinars to Fustat some years ago but the money was lost track of. (Information from Gil, Kingdom, Vol. 2, p. 435.)