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  1. 201

    Unknown typeHalper 245

    Document in Arabic script. Wide space between the lines. Miniature طs above certain words (=ihmāl). May simply be pen trials. On verso there are seliḥot.

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  2. 202

    Unknown typeHalper 285

    Arabic text, undeciphered. Line four includes the phrase من الامور وحكم الله(؟). Sharing a fragment with Hebrew poetry (arhāṭ) by (or dedicated to?) Abū Saʿd …

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  3. 203

    LetterHalper 422

    Letter fragment in Arabic script. Very deferential. Twice mentions "the late Mujāhid." Needs further examination.

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  4. 204

    State documentHalper 465

    Verso (original use): Bottom of a petition to a vizier (ḥaḍrat al-wizāra). In Arabic script, with ḥamdala and ḥasbala at end. Layout: landscape mode, eastern-style. …

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  5. 205

    Legal documentHalper 472

    Legal document in Arabic script. The last four lines are preserved as well as the witness statements. Needs examination. Later reused for a complicated set …

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  6. 206

    State documentHalper 474

    Petition, Fatimid(?). In Arabic script. Last 9 lines. With hamdala and hasbala at end. Needs further examination.

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  7. 207

    LetterHalper 484

    Letter in Arabic script. Maybe addressed to [...] al-Ḥakīm. The writer twice says "wa-ḥaqq al-Tawrā" ("by the Torah!").

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  8. 208

    List or tableHalper 484

    Business accounts in Arabic script.

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  9. 209

    Legal documentDK 398

    Order of payment (or bill?) in Arabic script. Abū l-Khayr al-ʿAṭṭār is to pay 80 dirhams out of the price of the drugs/perfume. The scribe …

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  10. 210

    State documentAIU II.B.312

    A fragmentary line of a widely spaced Arabic text (probably a decree) visible in the left margin; the document was recycled to copy a biblical …

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  11. 211

    State documentAIU IX.A.3

    Likely a decree to a lower official, to judge by the sloppy hand. The section toward the end contains inshallāh, then kutiba, with the date …

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  12. 212

    Legal documentAIU XII.144

    Bottom left corner fragment of a legal contract, late. Deed of sale. Three signatures in the form of cartouches at the bottom. Second fragment of …

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  13. 213

    State documentENA 3695.6 + T-S Ar.38.120

    State document, a chancery hand; probably Fatimid. Starts with a Basmala and above it are words of blessings upon the Caliph li Maulānā Ṣalla Allahu …

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  14. 214

    State documentDK 246.2

    Petition or official correspondence, in Arabic script. Mentions the passing away of someone's mother and someone sending the brother of their servant Abū Muḥammad to …

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  15. 215

    State documentBodl. MS heb. f 108/24

    Memorandum or other internal state communication. In Arabic script, with wide line spacing, fragmented baselines, and frequent diacritics. Four lines preserved, the fourth an interlinear …

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  16. 216

    State documentT-S K25.32

    Petition concerning someone named Simeon (سمیون), most likely a Christian. 6 short lines and 3 long lines are preserved. May mention Yemen in l. 5. …

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  17. 217

    Paraliterary textMoss. IXa,2.38

    Medical recipes, in Arabic script, for the treatment of liver diseases and stroke.

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  18. 218

    State documentT-S 10J19.17

    Recto: A few words from a decree: al-mamlūk muqaddam al-juyūsh.

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  19. 219

    State documentT-S NS J40

    Original use: State report. In Arabic script. Nearly four lines are preserved, wide space between the lines. Refers to the arrival of a mighty decree …

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  20. 220

    State documentENA 2481.17 + ENA 2481.18

    Decree, fragment, reused for Hebrew piyyut/poetry. The preserved text reads 'and on his brother' - wa ʿalā akhīhi.

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  21. 221

    State documentENA 2959.1

    Fragment of a petition, two wide lines. The first line reads 'wa-ʿabd mawlānā,' then '[...] al-shāmil.'

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  22. 222

    Legal documentENA 3492.15

    Fragment of a legal document. The terms sāiʾba (endowment/waqf property more generally ) and mūwāqafa (safeguarding waqf/endowment properties) are suggestive that the document could be …

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  23. 223

    State documentENA 3511.1

    State document, fragment, in a chancery hand, mentions the dīwān al-amwāl. The duality of the noun "aʿdāʾhuma" (line 3) suggests that it is addressed to …

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  24. 224

    State documentENA 3754.2

    Mamluk or early Ottoman petition.

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  25. 225

    List or tableENA 3901.8

    Recto: trial of the pen. Verso: arithmetic calculations.

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  26. 226

    Unknown typeENA 3926.10

    Blank recto and verso, perforations for binding.

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  27. 227

    LetterENA 3926.5

    Part of a letter in Arabic script, probably regarding a commercial account. Mentions "al-dīwān". Needs examination.

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  28. 228

    Paraliterary textENA 3950.8

    Magical spell formularies. Includes a spell apparently intended to arouse and agitate (tahyīj and izʿāj) a female target (fulāna bt. fulāna) for a male (fulān …

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  29. 229

    State documentENA 3957.1

    Fiscal accounting document, probably. Large and well preserved. Needs examination. Alt description: Fragment, recto, and verso both contain what look like pen trials (some repetitions, …

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  30. 230

    State documentENA 979.1

    Decree fragment: one line on verso. wa-ri'āyan li-kum[ ]. Cut, reused, and bound in a Hebrew script literary text: 15 lines plus notes on recto, …

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  31. 231

    State documentENA 979.2

    Decree fragment: one line on recto. 'adal(a) followed by tooth+loop (fragmentary word). Cut, reused, and bound in a Hebrew script literary text: 12 lines on …

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  32. 232

    Literary textENA NS 51.27

    Fragment, text on prognostications. Each prediction starts with a new point (al-bāb). Contains some Hebrew script interspersed. Verso conatins a note saying that this paper …

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  33. 233

    State documentENA NS 64.9

    Fragment, 4 lines of a state document in a chancery hand regarding issues pertaining to agriculture "an qad zaraʿ fī l-kufr l-madhkūr thalatha meʾya". Needs …

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  34. 234

    Legal documentENA NS 68.9

    Fragment of a will. Mentions 20 silvers. Last two lines mention that the testator is in sound health "la ʿilla wa-lā suqm wa-lā ḥāl yalzimuhu …

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  35. 235

    State documentAIU XII.145

    Left half of a single line in huge Arabic script from a chancery document, possibly a decree. A suggestive reading of the fragmented line is …

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  36. 236

    Literary textBL Or. 5557K.5

    Approximately 13 verses of poetry from the poem of the renowned Arabic poet al-Mutanabbī (d. 354/955) "حاشا الرقيب فخانته ضمائره * وغيض الدمع فأنهلت بوادره".

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  37. 237

    State documentBL Or. 5557R.105

    Fiscal register, dated 3 Dhū l-Ḥijja of an unmentioned year, mentions several sums of money (Compare AIU IV.C.453, T-S NS 243.75a, T-S NS 198.61, ENA …

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  38. 238

    Literary textBL Or. 5565G.32 + BL Or. 5565G.33 + BL Or. 5565G.34

    Literary text, compilation of poetry (dīwān). A portion from the long didactic poem (originally of around 90 verses) stretching through five pages from the dīwān …

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  39. 239

    State documentENA 3714.5

    State document, probably a fiscal order. Mentions rāhin/dāʾin in the first line, slaves (ghilmān), and property (ʿamāʾr). Some of the names mentioned are Abū Jawhar, …

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  40. 240

    State documentAIU IV.C.259

    Decree. Only part of one line is preserved, mentioning the caliph al-Ḥāfiẓ, "...wa-waliyyihi ʿAbd al-Majīd Abī l-Maymūn al-Imām..."

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  41. 241

    State documentAIU IV.C.302

    Decree, probably a public copy with gigantic line spacing. Mentions the signature/ʿalāma (khaṭṭ, khuṭūṭ) of two just witnesses (al-shuhūd al-ʿadlayn) and overseers (al-mushārifīn). Also mentions …

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  42. 242

    State documentAIU XII.69

    Possibly an official document in Arabic script, but the hand is crude. Could also be an IOU with a layout reminiscent of state documents. Concerns …

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  43. 243

    List or tableBL OR 5566B.11

    Verso: Four (?) interesting accounts in Arabic script, one mentioning "wāṣil al-ḍamān". Dated: Jumādā II 513 AH, which is September 1119 CE. (Information from Goitein's …

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  44. 244

    State documentENA 2762.8

    State accounts (makhzūma) in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals. Two names, Bū l-ʿAlā (..) and ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, can be read in the third line. Written …

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  45. 245

    State documentCUL Or.1080 J85

    Fiscal document (account? in table form) with very wide line spacing, in a chancery/fiscal hand. Appears to list at least 12 towns in the upper …

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  46. 246

    State documentBL Or. 5557K.25

    State document, possibly a decree fragment, two lines, with wide spacing. The second line reads as "was kutiba li-sitt khalawn min Shawwāl ʿaẓẓama-llāhu". Reused widely …

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  47. 247

    Literary textBL Or. 5557K.33

    Nine verses of poetry from the poem of Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī (d.1057), who despite his controversial religious views is deemed one of the best classical …

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  48. 248

    Literary textT-S C2.209 + T-S F13.1 + ENA 4045.2 + JRL SERIES B 5446 + T-S 13.20 + ENA 3751.5

    Secondary use: Efrayim b. Shemarya (11th c) uses and reworks passages from the Sheʾiltot of Aḥay of Shabḥa (8th c) for a sermon. Written on …

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  49. 249

    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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  50. 250

    Paraliterary textENA 3982.14

    A leaf of the astronomical tables devised for the years 900-1500 CE. Only two dates come into question for the year 631/1234 (Ayyubid period). Date …

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