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  1. 1501

    State documentT-S 12.821 + ENA 3682.5

    Recto: State document. Report to al-Ẓāhir about a tax farmer, beginning only. Dating: 1021–36 CE. (Cited in Khan, BSOAS 53 (1990) 25; Arabic Legal and …

    1. [بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم]

    2. [صلوات الله بركاته ونوامي زكواته وافصل سلامه وتحياته على مولانا وسيدنا] 

    3. الامام الظاهر لاعزاز دين الله [امير المومنين …

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  2. 1502

    State documentHalper 354

    Testimony in Arabic script probably meant to accompany an investiture petition from the gaʾon Shelomo b. Yehuda to the newly appointed caliph al-Mustanṣir billāh, listing …

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    1. [ بعد ما التمسوا]جميعا وفرادا
    2. [ ان يشهدوا هذه الشهاده قال كل]منهم من كتب شهادته بخطه
    3. [ فى اخر هذا الكتاب ان ا]لذى عرفوه وعقلوه ويشهدوا
    4. [ به فى…
    1. (Having been requested,) we, all together and each separately, 

    2. (to deliver this testimony,) namely all those writing their witness and signing 

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  3. 1503

    State documentENA NS 39.10

    Recto: Two lines in Arabic script, probably a petition to a Fatimid vizier "mawlāy al-wazīr al-ajall ṣafiyy amīr al-muʾminīn wa-khāliṣatuh." In Judaeo-Arabic, between the lines …

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  4. 1504

    State documentBodl. MS Heb. d 66/13

    State document, probably a letter of official correspondence, in Arabic script. Sent by an official with the title ʿĀzim al-Dawla. An order from al-Ḥaḍra al-Majīdiyya …

    1. ومملوكه الامير عازم الدولة
    2. ومملوكه الامير عازم الدولة اعزها الله
    3. ومملوكه سعيد بن لا…
    4. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    5. لست نسأل في مودة الشيخ السيد اطال الله ب…

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    1. al-Amīr ʿĀzim al-Dawla and his slave Saʿīd b……

    2. In the name of God the most merciful

    3. I do not doubt the love of al-Shaykh al-Sayyid, may G…

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  5. 1505

    State documentENA 4020.65

    Petition from Shelomo b. Yehuda to the caliph al-Ẓāhir (matn only) defending his position against Yūsuf al-Sijilmasi, the Iraqi leader in Palestine. Dating: original document …

    1. ואלדי קצד אלדאעי בכניסתין וריאסתין ן
    2. אלסגל מאסי לאנהו אדא גאז אן תכון ריאסתין גאז אן תכון
    3. תלאתה ואכתר מן /דלך/ וודא דלך אלא מא לא (נ)האיה לה מן אלפת…

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    1. And as far as the argument in favor of the two synagogues and the two authorities is concerned, (it has already been refuted by) Ibn

    2. Sijilm…

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  6. 1506

    State documentBL OR 5557B.17

    Contract of lease for an irrigation channel on the jazīra of Fustat (the Nile island later known as Rawḍa). Dated: 18 (or maybe 28?) Shawwāl …

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  7. 1507

    State documentBodl. MS heb. b 18/21 + T-S Ar.30.278

    Eight rough drafts of a petition to the Fatimid Caliph al-Mustanṣir from the followers of Shelomo b. Yehuda, probably the end of 1041 (according to …

    1. קד כאנו אלעביד אסתגארו אללה
    2. סבחאנה ובאלחצרה אלטאהרה
    3. פי אן תתצדק עליהם באלתצרף פי
    4. אדיאנהם חסב [[אכתיארהם]] מא
    5. יתסע להם ואן לא ימכן בעצהם
    6. א [2]
    7. قد كان…

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  8. 1508

    State documentENA 3842.1

    Letter in Arabic script addressed to al-Mawqif al-Ashraf and ʿIzz al-Dawla. Maybe Fatimid official correspondence. Mentions the amīrs Shujāʿ al-Dawla, Majd al-Dawla, and the city …

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    1. كتابي . اسيره(؟) الى الموقف الاشرف والى حضرة مولاي القائد

    2. الاجل عز الدولة وحسامها ادام الله تمكينه ولما وصل ا[بن/بو؟]

    3. نسا؟ الى طرابلس امت…

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  9. 1509

    State documentAIU XII.102

    Bifolio from a register containing multiple entries recording fiscal payments, including name of the taxpayer and amount paid. Registration marks visible. Could be identified as …

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  10. 1510

    LetterT-S Ar.54.23

    Recto: Letter from a certain Yūsuf who is ill. In Judaeo-Arabic, with erratic handwriting and spelling, difficult to read. He explains why he couldn't come. …

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  11. 1511

    LetterT-S Ar.54.23

    Verso: Letter of appeal for charity addressed to al-Rayyis Yūsuf. In Arabic script, calligraphic with large letters. Asking him to bestow two garments (thawbayn) on …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. يخدم المجلس العالي المولوي
    3. المخدومي الاجلي المحترمي
    4. الريسي ريس العلامة يوسف
    5. ادام الله سعادته وينهي
    6. المملوك رجل سعلوك وف…

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  12. 1512

    LetterENA 3913.10

    Letter in Arabic script. Dating: Ottoman-era, perhaps 18th or 19th century. Seems to have been abandoned halfway through. There are a few words in Hebrew …

    1. زكى السلام التام والتحيات والاكرام تهدي(؟) ذاكر(؟) ويخص(؟) الى

    2. حضرة الجناب المكرم السيد محمود عابدين اعزه الله

    3. ودام بقاه امين

    4. اما بعد نعرفكم …

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  13. 1513

    LetterENA 3925.5

    Verso: Letter in Arabic script, in a book hand. Opens with two verses of poetry, then probably a taqbīl ([... al-a]rḍ), then greetings for the …

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  14. 1514

    List or tableT-S Misc.8.67 + Halper 465

    Secondary use: Two fragments from a list of male persons, mostly craftsmen or foreigners (Goitein surmises that they are people for whom the capitation tax …

    Right column:

    1. ..] בן יוסף טואף ס
    2. ..]. בן סלימאן דמשקי

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    1. יוסף בן אבראהים צבאג
    2. יחזקאל בן אסחק
    3. יוסף בן עמראן [[...]]
    4. צח יעקב בן מוסי חלבי …

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  15. 1515

    State documentT-S Ar.11.35

    Recto: Petition in Arabic script from "the son of one of the doctors" to two addressees. The petitioner mentions his desire to open a shop …

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  16. 1516

    State documentT-S Ar.11.35

    Verso: Petition or report to the Fatimid vizier al-Afḍal (r. 1096–1121) regarding a government appointee reporting for duty or fulfilling an order. Including a raʾy …

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  17. 1517

    LetterENA NS 47.21

    Business letter from Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Ṭulayṭulī to Abū al-Najm Hilāl b. Yosef ha-Qara. In Arabic script. For other Qaraites from Toledo, see T-S 13J9.4 (PGPID …

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  18. 1518

    State documentDK 256 (alt: XXI)

    State document: report to a high bureaucrat (with taqbīl clauses), written under the Fatimid caliph al-Āmir, 509/1115; in the Hebrew on verso, the date is …

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  19. 1519

    LetterAIU XII.117

    Recto: Letter/petition, or letter in the style of a brief petition, from "your student Bū l-Majd" to a high-ranking physician. In Arabic script. Dating: Probably …

    1. الحكيمي

    2. بو المجد تلميذه

    3. المملوك يجدد الخدمة الكريمة المولوية المالكية

    4. الحكيمية ويسأل اجابة حضوره فان

    5. المملوك حصل له الم في رجله وباب العمار…

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  20. 1520

    State documentCUL Add.3336

    Bottom part of a decree of a Fatimid Amīr titled Surūr al-Malikī to a provincial governor or fiscal official, dated 2 Jumāda II, no year. …

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    1. ذخر الملك كوكب الدولة وسديدها  ابو منصور بختيار الجيوشي ادام الله تا[يـ]ـيد[ـه]

    2. مكاتبتك بإزالة الاعتراض عن قنده الذي في المعصرة

    3. بجوجر وان…

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  21. 1521

    State documentCUL Or.1080 J7

    Petition to the caliph al-Mustansir concerning the schism of 1038–42 between Shelomo b. Yehuda, the gaʾon of Palestine, and a pretender to the gaonate, Natan …

    Verso, upside-down relative to Hebrew text

    1. بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم العبيد ينهوا الى الموقف الشريف  زاد الله شرف حالهم وذلك ان لما

    2. جرى على ريسهم …

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  22. 1522

    LetterENA 3754.11

    Petition. Dating: Late 16th or early 17th century, as it involves the well-known rabbi and judge Ḥayyim Kapūsī (1540–1631). The petitioner makes accusations against a …

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    1. يقبل الارض بين يدي الموافق العالية اعلاها الله تعالى

    2. وينهي ان ثم رجل يهودي يسمى سعد بن العيصي كان ملتزم بمقاطعة الجوالي سابقاً فانكر عليه

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  23. 1523

    Legal documentENA 3904.2

    Marriage contract between a Rabbanite man Khalfā b. Saʿūd, son of Farajallah b. Nafīs and a divorced Rabbanite woman Fāṭima. The marriage was commemorated upon …

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  24. 1524

    State documentT-S Ar.18(2).193 + T-S Ar.30.306 + T-S Ar.30.314

    State document in Arabic script, an internal memorandum or report containing multiple hands. Containing (on the last fragment) the signature of the vizier Ḥusayn b. …

    T-S Ar.18(2).193 + T-S 30.306

    1. لـ[مو]لانا صلوات الله عليه وعلى ابائه الطاهرين الرأى العالي في خروج 

    2. [التوقـ]ـيع المعظم فيما راه الحضرة من مسرقة هذ…

    1. … if God wills.

    2. My sufficiency is God. How excellent a keeper is he!

    3. The slave of our lord and master the 'imām al-Mustanṣir bi-Allāh, commande…

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  25. 1525

    State documentT-S Ar.39.395

    State accounts relating to the tax farm of the lands of Dayqūf, in the province of al-Bahnasā, administered by Basṭiyya b. Marqūra and the property …

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  26. 1526

    State documentAIU VII.E.166

    Recto: Informal note in difficult Arabic script, scrawled basmala on top, possibly a memorandum to do with land tenure? Needs further examination. Verso: Informal note …

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  27. 1527

    State documentBL OR 5552.2–2a

    State document, Fatimid period. Dated: 4 Rajab 523H, which is 23 June 1129 CE. Reporting that two trustworthy witnesses from Alexandria had given testimony, and …

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  28. 1528

    State documentT-S NS 234.50

    Order or report in multiple hands to do with 131 dīnārs paid to the treasury (bayt al-māl). Person mentioned is Saʿd al-Mulk Ilyās, possibly a …

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  29. 1529

    State documentENA 684.2

    Decree to a lower official commanding him to retrieve bricks and everything belonging to the government from a certain location (a ruined mosque?); and from …

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