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  1. 1451

    LetterENA 3958.6

    Letter from Manṣūr(?) b. [...] possibly to a younger relative Yūsuf (وينهي ان المملوك مشتاق الى خدمة ولده يوسف). In Arabic script. Looks like a …

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  2. 1452

    LetterENA 3958.3

    Family letter in Arabic script, from a distant man to his children and wife. Dating: Probably Mamluk era, or possibly early Ottoman era, based on …

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  3. 1453

    Legal documentENA 3965.11

    Deed of lease for an apartment (ṭabaqa). In Arabic script. Dated: 25 Ṣafar 919 AH = 2 May 1513 CE. Lessee: Manṣūr b. Najīb (b.) …

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  4. 1454

    State documentENA 3939.6

    Recto: Report fragment, 7 lines. The sender mentions a group of people who came before him and pledged their allegiance (...ʿindī mudhʿinīn muslimīn ilayya qāʾimīn …

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  5. 1455

    State documentDK 284.1

    Rotulus. 4 Arabic-script fragments were pasted together to form a long rotulus for a Hebrew literary text on verso. Text 1 is a decree (wide …

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  6. 1456

    State documentBL OR 12312.10 + BL OR 12312.11

    State decree. Three fragmentary lines from the end of a chancery decree, probably addressed to a provincial official, mentions majlis al-naẓar (refer al-Qalqashandī, Ṣubḥ al-Āʿshā …

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  7. 1457

    Legal documentENA 3631.8

    Legal document, 12 lines, in Arabic script, dated 4th Muḥarram al-Ḥarām of an undecipherable year [8..?]. Concerning [...] b. al-Muʿallim Ṣadaqa the Samaritan Jew, a …

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  8. 1458

    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J117

    Bill of sale dated December 481/1088 (original document), in which Khulayf b. ʿUbayd b. ʿAlī sells a house to Hārūn b. Khulayf b. Hārūn, the …

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    1. دفعة في ربيع/جمادى الاول سبع دنانير    دفعة في رجب ثلث دنانير
    2.                                        …

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  9. 1459

    Credit instrument or private receiptMoss. VIII,479.8

    Order of payment, in late Arabic script with a seal. ʿĀzar (=Ezra) al-Yahūdī al-Ṣayrafī is to pay the bearer (Nāṣif) 20 and half silvers. Contains …

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  10. 1460

    Credit instrument or private receiptENA NS 33.30

    Rental document, in Arabic script, possibly a receipt of transportation of unspecified goods, dated to the month of Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1259/April 1843. The name of …

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  11. 1461

    State documentENA 3951.7

    Tax receipt, Ayyubid. Dated: 7 Muḥarram 607 AH = 1 July 1210 CE. The payment is made (min jihat) by a government employee (al-mustakhdam); the …

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  12. 1462

    State documentT-S Ar.34.197

    Tax receipt, Fatimid, in the hand of Mikhaʾil b. ʿAbd al-Masiḥ, from the caliphate of al-Ḥakim.

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  13. 1463

    State documentT-S Ar.42.51

    Recto: An account related to the production of cane sugar. The warrantors (ḍumanāʾ) of a sugarcane plantation have received 56 ⅙ ḍarības of sugarcane (1,348,080 …

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  14. 1464

    State documentENA 3926.9

    Fiscal register (possibly equivalent to what al-Makhzūmī and Ibn Mammātī call a rūznāmaj). Contains multiple entries, each with a date and a sum. Each entry …

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  15. 1465

    LetterENA NS 71.23

    Letter, probably a correspondence between two officials, in Arabic script, with the "inhāʾ" formula and tarjama. The sender reports (yunhī) on a man who owes …

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  16. 1466

    State documentENA 3844.14

    State document, possibly a decree. Suggests orders conferred upon an authority: hayʾat (?) l-muṭālaʿa wa-l-āʿmāl bihā. There is Arabic script in another not-so-elegant hand and …

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  17. 1467

    State documentT-S Ar.22.140 + T-S K25.221

    Report to a Fatimid vizier. Dating: fifth/eleventh century. Khan published T-S K25.221 as the end of petition. Marina Rustow later found the join to the …

    Lower fragment

    1. ولمولانا الوزير الأجل صفى أمير المؤمنين وخالصته ادام الله علاه وكبت اعداه 

    2. الراى العالي في ذلك ان شا الله

    3. والحمد لله وصلواته على…

    1. To my master, the mighty vizier, the sincere and intimate friend of the commander of the faithful, may God cause his exaltation to endure and crush…

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  18. 1468

    State documentT-S Misc.8.67 + Halper 465

    Two fragments from the middle and bottom of a petition to a vizier. Dating: likely 1051–62 CE, as Daniel b. ʿAzarya seems to be Gaʾon …

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    1. . . . ها فيها في كف القوم الذين قد ذكر رجالهم عما يعتمدون وقصرهم [
    2. عنه والامر بالشد من الـداوودي وتقوية يده ومنته وتنفيذ كلمته
    3. لـيستثمر بذلك ح…

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  19. 1469

    LetterENA NS 2.37

    Letter, fragmentary, from Eli Ha-Kohen b. Ezekiel, Jerusalem, to Eli Ha-Ḥaver b. Amram in Fustat written in his own hand. Eli Ha-Kohen expresses his anxiety …

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    1. [אטאל אללה בקא מולאי החבר המ]עולה ואדאם עזה ותאידה
    2. [ קד עלם] אללה שוגל קלבי בך ובמא
    3. [ ]י ממא טלבת למא קד
    4. [ ]לו אסמיתה בשי זאדת
    5. [ ]א עליה וכאן קד…

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  20. 1470

    State documentT-S Ar.34.197

    Petition, draft, from an ex-government servant asking for work, from the period of the Fatimid caliph al-Ḥākim (996–1021) or possibly earlier. Recto, from later reuse: …

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    1.   عـ[ـبدها ]

    2. [بسم الله ا]لرحمن الرحيم

    3. [عبدها ومملوكها ينهـ]ـي الى جلالها حرس الله عزها وضاعف سعدتها

    4. [وكبت حسادها وضعفها] وينهي انه من ج…

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  21. 1471

    LetterMoss. IV,40.3

    Recto: Legal query for a qāḍī in Arabic script regarding a man "known for ḥujaj" (unpaid promissory notes?), and there are several testimonies against him, …

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    1.    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم     
    2. ما يقول مولاي القاضي الفقيه المخلص النبيه جمال العلـ[ـما
    3. وفقه الله لما يرضيه في رجل معترف في حجج معاملـ[ـة
    4. وعلي…

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  22. 1472

    State documentAIU XII.92

    State document. Dated: 26 Ramaḍān 524 AH = 2 September 1130 CE. A makhzūma (a type of official account) concerning the construction of a new …

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  23. 1473

    Legal documentT-S Ar.53.73

    Deed of sale in Arabic script. Dated: 22 Rabīʿ II 717 AH = 4 July 1317 CE. Buyer: Isḥāq b. Manṣūr b. Abū Sahl the …

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  24. 1474

    State documentENA NS 71.12

    Tax receipt, Fatimid, from the archive of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahab with a registration mark "al-ḥamdu lil-lāh ʿalā niʿamih" dated 25 dhū l-ḥijja 403. On …

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  25. 1475

    State documentMoss. VII,10.1

    Verso (original use): Fragment from a Fatimid decree of investiture for Abū l-Bayān Mūsā and another person, appointed rightfully (بما يقتضيه العدل ويوجبه الحق) to …

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  26. 1476

    Legal documentENA 3982.55

    A 13th/19th-century Ottoman era debt acknowledgment document with a seal. Muḥammad Ḥusain acknowledges (aqarra wa ashada) in his sound mind that he owes 900 Kuruş …

    1. لما كان في يوم الخميس المبارك في ٢٦ محرم سنه ٦٠[١٢]

    2. اقر واشهد على نفسه وهو في حال 

    3. خيرته المعلم محمد حسين الى المعلم

    4.  حييم النصري انه يكون مل…

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  27. 1477

    State documentAIU XII.3

    Receipt for the capitation tax of Musāfir b. Yūsuf in New Cairo for the year 502, beginning 'tadhkira bism.' At the top, registration marks related …

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  28. 1478

    List or tableENA 3943.13

    Mercantile memorandum or bill of lading (tadhkira) in Arabic script. Listing items that were shipped with a certain captain (al-rayyis... al-Ḥayfī) for Abū Ṭāhir b. …

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  29. 1479

    LetterENA 3961.9

    Beginning of a petition -tarjama, basmala, formulae, on the right side 4 lines diagonally- from a Jewish woman (al-mamlūka [...] Abū l-Majd Ibn al-Ḥaver). In …

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  30. 1480

    State documentENA 3953.1

    Receipt for the capitation tax of Mubārak b. Ibrāhīm Ibn Sabrā, in Fustat. After the basmala, the trigger phrase is "tadhkira bism" (memorandum/receipt in the …

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  31. 1481

    State documentNLI 577.1/59

    Upper left fragment: Official correspondence in Arabic script. The document is probably written for a recent convert to Islam from Samṭā (on the Nile delta). …

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  32. 1482

    Legal documentAIU XI.258

    A draft version of the same legal query to a jurist (istiftāʾ) as in T-S Ar.41.105 (edited by Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents, …

    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    2. ما يقول الشيخ الامام العالم العامل الزاهد الورع الامين عماد الدين

    3. اقضا قضاة المسلمين مفتي دولة امير المؤمنين وفقه الله ل…

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  33. 1483

    State documentT-S H5.115

    State document in Arabic script. Three lines and the last word of a fourth are preserved. Mentions titles of the judge Abū Isḥaq (al-qāḍī al-rashīd …

    ... new, and trustworthy regarding people and property, a name is required

    that gathers together all these epithets so that he may be distinguished w…

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  34. 1484

    Legal documentT-S Misc.6.113

    Iqrār, though in some ways resembles a state document with fiscal content. In Arabic script. 16 full and 4 half lines on paper. Fiscal hand, …

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  35. 1485

    List or tableHalper 472

    List of Ibn Yiju's deposits and expenditures after arriving in the Egyptian capital.

    III, 42 List A, in the margins:

    1. ולי ענדה //ודיעה// אלפצה ואללולו ואלדהב אל מסאג ואל נחאס אלדי פלצתהא מן אלצנאעה
    2. וג מכאחל בלואר ופישתין דהב אל וזן כ …

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  36. 1486

    State documentENA 1177.76

    State document, fragment of a longer text, dismembered at the collesis. What has remained is wa-mā tawfīqī illā bi-l-lāh. Possibly Ayyubid (tawfīqī billāh was an …

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  37. 1487

    State documentENA 3700.1

    Petition or report to the Fatimid chief qāḍī and chief dāʿī (القاضي الاجل المكين سيد الوزرا وتاج الاصفيـ[ـا قاضي القضـ]ـاة وداعي الدعاة علم المجد عمدة …

    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم توكلت على الله

    2. كتب مملوك سيدنا القاضي الاجل المكين سيد الوزرا وتاج الاصفياء

    3. قاضي القضـ]ـاة وداعي الدعاة علم المجد عمدة ا…

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  38. 1488

    State documentENA 3935.5

    Capitation tax receipt, Fatimid. For Abū Naṣr b. Yūsuf (someone with this name also appears in T-S 10J30.15). One registration mark: al-ḥamdu lil-lāh ḥamd al-shākirīn. …

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  39. 1489

    State documentBodl. MS heb. b 18/23

    Petition to the Fatimid ruler Sitt al-Mulk. Dating (Rustow): 411–14/1021–24. In which an official of a congregational mosque, perhaps the chief khaṭīb, complains about delayed …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. لمولاتنا السيدة الكريمة خلد الله ملـ[ـكها وحرس عـ]ـزها وادام عـ[ـلاها]
    3. وكبت اعداها في اصطناع المعروف وفعل الخير 
    4. عواىد …

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  40. 1490

    State documentENA 3945.5

    Receipt for the capitation tax (jizya) in Fustat for Mawhūb b. Ghālib, a Christian. Dated: 537 AH = 1142/43 CE (previous PGP descriptions gave the …

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  41. 1491

    LetterT-S 12.470

    Letter in Arabic to a certain Amīr [...] al-Dawla wa-[...]hā, perhaps reporting on business setbacks and the imposition of a new tax. The sender begins …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

    2. عدل مولاي الامير الجليل رشيد(؟) الدولة وموصيها (؟) اطال الله بقاه وادام 

    3. تاييده وتمهيده  وقدرته ورفعته وسلطانه وس…

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  42. 1492

    State documentT-S Ar.39.391

    Petition to the Fatimid vizier Al-ʿAbbās requesting an allowance in grain to be paid to the petitioner in yearly installments. Dating: 548–49/1153–54. (Information from CUDL.) …

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    1. الافضلى السيفى الناصرى ا[لــ]ـكافل لقضاة المسلميـ[ـن الهادى]

    2. لدعاة المومنين عضد الله به الدين وامتع بطول بـ[ـقائه امير المومنين] 

    3. وادام ق…

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    1. al-’Afḍal, sword of Islam, the defender, the protector of the judges of the Muslims [and the guide]

    2. of the dā‘īs of the believers, may God…

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  43. 1493

    State documentT-S NS 321.47

    Fatimid-era petition. From Muʿammar [...] al-Tūnisī. In Arabic script. He is in trouble on account of the capitation tax and says he does not have …

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  44. 1494

    State documentT-S Ar.35.48

    Tax receipt from the archive of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb, in the hand of Mikhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ

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  45. 1495

    State documentBodl. MS heb. f 56/4–5

    Chancery or fiscal document, presumably Mamluk period. There are two lines preserved, consisting of a date (22nd Rajab is visible) and the ḥamdala. The text …

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  46. 1496

    State documentT-S Ar.30.273

    Fatimid petition to al-Āmir bi-Aḥkām Allāh from a Jewish merchant, Mūsā b. Ṣadaqa, who was detained unlawfully after his return from India and Yemen with …

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    1. العبد المملوك

    2. موسى بن صدقة التاجر اليهودي

    3. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    4. صلوات الله وبركاته ونوامى زكواته وافضل سلامه وتحياته على مولانا

    5. وسيد…

    Recto

    1. The servant and slave

    2. Mūsā ibn Ṣadaqa, the Jewish merchant.

    3. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.

    4. The benedictions of God…

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  47. 1497

    LetterT-S NS 288.179

    Recto: A private petition/letter in Arabic script from ʿAbdallāh b. Ṣāʿid to the son of al-Shaykh al-Thiqa, in Minyat Ziftā Jawād. Most of the addressee's …

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  48. 1498

    State documentENA 3944.10

    Verso: Tax receipt from the archive of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb, with holes at the margin. Registration mark - al-ḥamdu lil-lāh ʿalā niʿamih, praise be …

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  49. 1499

    Legal documentENA 3905.2

    Legal document(s) in Arabic script. Dating: Probably late Mamluk or Ottoman. Narration of commercial trade accounts. The word 'qabaḍ' appears in prolific numbers associated usually …

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  50. 1500

    Paraliterary textENA 3982.36

    Template fragment of a divination/magical charm starting with a few words of prayers followed by a spell: "fulān b. fulān". Then: 'blind his heart and …

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