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    State documentT-S Misc.5.148 + T-S Ar.30.316 + T-S Ar.42.196

    Writing exercise in a chancery hand, two different hands alternating. Encomium to an official. Join: Marina Rustow.

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    State documentNLI 4°8333.27

    Decree fragment, probably Ghaznavid, containing the order clause and the beginning of the date clause; date cut off. From an 11th-century archive or Geniza of …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J37.12

    Legal document: bill of sale for a slave. See also Perry's annotated edition of T-S18J1.17.

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    State documentBL OR 5553.1 + BL OR 5553.2 + T-S Ar.51.49 + BL OR 5553A.1 + BL OR 5553A.2

    Official memorandum with the signature of an official called al-Ḥasan b. Muḥammad. Belongs together with ENA 2697.8 + ENA 2697.9 + T- S Ar.31.58 + …

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    State documentENA 3728.10 + ENA 3728.9

    Fatimid state report from a lower official to the caliph or other high official(s), including raʾy clause, ḥamdala and ḥasbala. Only the last two lines …

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    State documentT-S 13J26.24

    A Fatimid decree fragment, possibly of an investiture. Recycled by Efrayim b. Shemarya.

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    State documentENA 2747.16

    Field-guide to taxation. Parts of two paragraphs. Written in a large, calligraphic hand. Collesis joint, suggesting it was once a longer rotulus, but also holes …

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    State documentT-S 20.32

    Draft of a petition to the caliph al-Ḥākim al-Hakim, with tarjama and opening formulae. Verso contains a Hebrew legal deed (see separate entry). From Hibat …

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    State documentT-S NS J470 + T-S 12.774

    Recto: Decree from the 1130s. Only the closing boilerplate and a date (without the year) have survived. Reused by the India trader Abū ʿAlī Yeḥezqel …

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    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. Verso: tax receipt in …

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    State documentT-S Ar.35.48

    State document: End of a Fatimid petition or report from the period of al-Ḥākim (996–1021) or earlier.

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    State documentENA 2209.12

    State document: fragment of a decree (sijill manshūr). Reused for piyyutim.

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    State documentT-S Ar.42.51

    State document: On verso, titulature in calligraphic script, including al-khilāfa al-fāṭimiyya, which is rare (maybe hapax) in documentary texts.

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    State documentT-S K2.1

    State decree, fragment of right margin, line 3 mentions "this day"

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    State documentT-S Ar.42.51

    Fiscal account to do with sugarcane and a sugar-house. Some to go as taxes to tax-farmers, some to be planted. Three lines at the top: …

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

    Report to a Fatimid vizier. Khan published T-S K25.221 as the end of petition, but it's impossible to know whether it's a petition or a …

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

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

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    State documentENA 2917.1

    Petition or report, Fatimid, fragment from near the beginning containing end of blessings, the taqbīl clause, and part of the qiṣṣa. Dating: 1100–71.

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    State documentT-S Ar.11.35

    Petition to the Fatimid vizier al-Afḍal, including the raʾy component and endorsements.

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    State documentT-S Ar.42.59

    Tadhkira (memorandum) from a Fatimid official to another Fatimid official. Tax receipt on verso.

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    State documentT-S AS 184.156

    State document, Fatimid period. Petition or report to a vizier (beginning only), possibly under al-ʿAḍid (see line 4, where the blessing uses the verb ʿaḍada; …

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    State documentMoss. VII,10.1

    Official letter in a Fatimid chancery hand, mentioning Abī l-Bayān Mūsā, may God sustain him, and Abū ʿAlāʾ (?).

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    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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    State documentT-S 10J19.13

    State document: Official report (fragment) concerning armed insurrection and civil unrest. For verso, see separate entry.

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    State documentENA 2697.8 + ENA 2697.9 + T-S Ar.31.58 + T-S Ar.30.245

    State document: A set of responses to petitons (?). Join: Marina Rustow. T-S Ar.31.58 is dated 507. Possibly related to BL OR 5553.1 + BL …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.53.73

    Legal deed for real estate, Mamluk period, with lots of archival process. 710s-750s AH

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    State documentENA 4020.65

    Copy of a petition to the caliph al-Ẓāhir (matn only) against acknowledgement of the Iraqi authority in Palestine. Dating: original document ca. 1030, but this …

    ‏ ואלדי קצד אלדאעי בכניסתין וריאסתין ן ‎ 1
    ‏ אלסגל מאסי לאנהו (!) אדא גאז אן תכון ריאסתין גאז אן תכון ‎ …

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    State documentF1908.44S + Mainz MS 2

    Report to an Ayyubid official mentioning al-Malik al-ʿĀdil and a deceased official named Shams al-Dīn. The Mainz shelfmark is how it's listed in FGP, but …

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    State documentT-S 10J17.3

    Petition. Report fragment, probably early Ayyubid period (taqbīl clause + paleography + reused by Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi, whose documents cluster ca. 1190–1210; see description …

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    State documentT-S NS 164.33

    Draft report containing two taqbīl and narratio (inhā’) sections. The first section mentions local residents impeding access with stones. Reused for Targum Onqelos of Numbers …

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    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 …

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    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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    Legal documentT-S 16.22 + T-S 10J5.17

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi, dated 1449 (= 1138 CE). A tax-farmer (ḍāmin), Abū l-Surūr Peraḥya b. ʿUlla (known as …

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    State documentENA 1179.29

    Report or petition to a Fatimid caliph or vizier, opening blessings only. Dating: ca. 1100–71. Cuts off after the taqbīl clause. Addressee may be al-Afḍal …

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    State documentDK 256 (alt: XXI)

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

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

    State decree from the Fatimid chancery, written under al-Ḥākim, al-Ẓāhir or al-Mustanṣir to an official in Egypt regarding a dispute over irrigation canals and access …

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    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 Jumâda II, no year. …

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    State documentT-S 24.21 + T-S Ar.18(2).193 + T-S Ar.30.306 + T-S Ar.30.314 + ENA NS 10.31

    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. …

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    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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    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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    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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