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    State documentENA 3954.1

    Petition or formal letter from ʿAbdallāh b. Bū Bakr to ʿIzz al-Dīn the amīr shikār (master of the hunt). In Arabic script. Dating: Mamluk-era. Only …

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    List or tableBL OR 10578N.1

    List of payments, 16th century.

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    1. אלרייס יוס[ף] [ס]עד טויל יעיש גבאן

    טו לב ח

    1. שמסל [סע]יד קמאט יוסף סכנד[רי]

    יב ה ח

    1. מעאפה לוי ....סדיד נסים חזן

    ד י טו

    1. מוסי נק.. נצ…

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    Legal documentAIU XII.147

    Bottom right corner of a 14th C legal contract, probably a contract, dated 27th Muḥarram 723 AH.

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    State documentPUL Islamic Manuscripts, Third Series no. 584e.11 (Michaelides 11)

    Official letter of the Mamlūk period. [Described on the paper wrapper as: "une lettre de l'epoque des mamelucks caucasiens (?)" ; on a separate small …

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    LetterNLI 577.8/14

    Letter from a certain Yūnus, en route from Damascus to Cairo, to the amīr Sinbāy, in Cairo (Ṣalība street). In Arabic script. Dating: Mamluk-era. The …

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    1. سم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    2. سلام الله تعالى ورحمته وبركاته وازكى تحياته على خدمة الامير سنباى

    3. سلم الله تعالى والسلام على خدمة سيدي برهان وعلى ا…

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    Legal documentT-S 13J21.25

    Legal query draft regarding a man who willed his executor to buy landed property worth 500 dinars, the proceeds of which were to be divided …

    1. פי אנסאן וצא ענד ופאתה [[באן]] למן גע[לה
    2. וצי באן יאכד מן גמלה מאלה כמס מ[איה
    3. דינאר ישתרא בהא אמלאך ויסתגל תמנה[א
    4. יקסם באלסויה אלנצף אלאול יפרק עלי ע…

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    Legal documentT-S NS 264.27 + T-S AS 145.360 + T-S NS 224.181 + T-S 12.537

    Marriage contract. Location: Fustat. Dated: Sunday, 20 Sivan 1609 Seleucid, which is 1298 CE. The bride agrees to live wherever (in Egypt) her husband chooses, …

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    Legal documentBL Or. 12369.46

    Legal document, Mamlūk era, deed of sale, in a very faint and worn-off Arabic script. The document is dated to the last ten days (ʿushr …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 149.52

    Recto: Accounts in Judaeo-Arabic with Greek/Coptic numerals. Mentions items including an herb or hashish (ḥashīsha), a chest, indigo, silk, a ḥawwāla, something from al-Muʿaẓẓamī, the …

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    State documentENA 3939.3

    Top of a decree(?) fragment with a basmala and few honorifics: al-amr al-karīm al-ʿālī al-mawlawī. Probably Mamlūkī.

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.81

    Legal document: an agreement concerning a levirate marriage, second half of the 15th century.

    1. שהדנא נחן אלואצעין כטוטנא
    2. עלי אלשיך מהדב אבן אלמרחום
    3. רצי ע"ס ידיע אלכאהנה ועלי
    4. שקרה זוגת אלשיך פרגאללה אבן
    5. אלמרחום אלמעלם יעקוב אלמערוף
    6. באבן שמס אן …

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    State documentENA 3935.17

    Recto: Fragment, 11 lines in a chancery(?) hand, difficult to read. Needs examination. Perforated binding. Verso: Mamlukī names in pretty naskhī script on verso. Including …

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    State documentPUL Islamic Manuscripts, Third Series no. 584e.20 (Michaelides 20b)

    Petition, possibly Mamluk.

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    State documentPUL Garrett Additional 20.17

    Receipt for tax dated 701 (1302)

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    State documentENA 3949.5

    Small fragment of a state document with a large ʿalāma at upper left. Mentions the name ʿAbd al-Karīm b. al-Ḥājj Muḥammad b. al-Ḥājj [...]. Dating: …

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    State documentMoss. VIII,339.1

    Fiscal account, possibly Mamlūk-era. Mentions the names of several amīrs, including Ṣuʿlūk b. Majsūr. Al-Maqrīzī mentions an amīr Shihāb al-Dīn Ṣuʿlūk Atābika (Sulūk: I, 556); …

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    State documentENA NS 8.10

    Recto: Petition in Arabic script. Draft. Dating: Probably Mamluk-era. The sender asks to be excused from having to go up to the dike. Reused for …

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    LetterT-S 16.216

    Letter from David Kohen to the Nagid R. Natan Sholal, the penultimate Nagid of Egypt. Dating: end of the 15th century.

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    1. הוא אדונינו כג[ק]
    2. מר ורב אור עינינו מ
    3. נתן הכהן הנגיד... רועה....
    4. המן מרדכי הזמן ישמרו צורו ויהיה בעזרו ויר[ום
    5. הודו וירבה הדרו וינשא מעלתו ויי…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 66/117

    Fragment of a court record. Location: New Cairo. Dating: during the period of the Nagid David I Maimonides (ca. 1237–1300); less likely David II but …

    1. שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן ש[הדי דחתימין למטה]
    2. כן הוה פי אלעשר אלאול מחדש
    3. ליצירה בעיר אלקאהרה הסמ[וכה לפסטאט דעל נהר נילוס מותבה]
    4. רשותיה דאדונינו נגידנו…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J27.11 + T-S 6J8.2

    Legal document. Partnership agreement. Dating: Mamluk period (1250–1517), per Goitein. This document preserves a partnership agreement between two teachers, Raḍī b. ‘Abd al-‘Azīz b. Raḍī …

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    1. . . כירה חצל עקד שרך בין אלמעלם רצי בן אלמרחום עבד אל
    2. עזיז בן רצי ובין אלמעלם ישועה דכאן פי צנעה אלגבן וגיר
    3. דלך והוא אן רצי יכון פי אלקאעה ודכאן פ…

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    1. his partner, a partnership was contracted between the teacher Raḍī b. the late ‘Abd al-
    2. ‘Azīz b. Raḍī and between the teacher Yeshu‘a Dukhān, fo…

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    State documentPUL Garrett Additional 20.20

    Receipt for tax, possibly Mamluk

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    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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    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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    State documentPUL Garrett Additional 20.2

    Receipt for payment of a tax farmer (dāmin, line 2) in Fustat. The month of Ramadan al-Muʿaẓẓam of the year 701. Alama: al-ḥamdu lillāh sallama …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.38.131 + T-S Ar.42.212

    Legal document from a qāḍī court. Dated: 15 Dhū l-Ḥijja 870 AH (Sunday 29 July 1466 CE). The raʾīs al-yahūd, Yūsuf b. Khalīfa, and his …

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    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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    State documentT-S AS 150.3

    State document, Mamluk period, 1442. Draft of a petition from the Jewish community of Fustat to the Mamluk government concerning the malpractices of ‘Abd al-Latif …

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    1. אלממאליך גמאעה אליהוד רע[ייה
    2. אלמקאם אלשריף ואלאסלאם אל[כרים
    3. יקבלו אלארץ וינהו אנהם [פי] בל[א
    4. עטים מן יום תולא [[עליהם]] עבד לטיף
    5. אלמתטבב רייס …

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    (1)Your slaves, the Jewish community, the su[bjects] of your noble highness and of [gracious] Islam 

    (3-5) kiss the earth and report that they…

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