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  1. 1

    Legal documentMoss. IV,71.1

    Document concerning the manumission of slaves. (Information from CUDL)

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    Legal documentPUL Islamic Manuscripts, Third Series no. 584e.13 (Michaelides 13)

    Deed of acknowledgment (iqrār). In Arabic. Dated: 13 Rabīʿ I 591 AH = 25 February 1195 CE. Made by two brothers, ʿAlī and Nāṣir b. …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 157.314

    Deed of sale for a female slave. Price: 20-some dinars. Very few specifics preserved.

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    Legal documentT-S AS 161.124

    Bill of sale for a female slave. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. No details preserved. (Information in part from CUDL)

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    List or tableT-S AS 200.388

    Small note detailing the value of two mattresses/sofas (martaba) (24 and 9 dinars respectively) and a female slave (18 dinars).

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    Legal documentT-S AS 151.258

    Legal document concerning a sale of a slave, in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. (Information in part from CUDL)

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    Legal documentENA 4020.47

    Verso: Bill of sale for a slave. Incomplete and unsigned. Dated: Monday 26 Ḥeshvan 1403 Seleucid, which is 1091 CE. Seller: Meshullam b. Hiba known …

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    Legal documentT-S 12.93

    Bill of sale for a female slave. Not completed. In the hand of Hillel b. Eli. Dated: Friday, 2 Tammuz 1409 Seleucid, which is 4 …

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    LetterBL OR 10578A.6

    Recto: Small fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions 'ha-Rav Rabbenu Yeḥiel.' Dating: probably 13th century. Alludes to a dispute (waqaʿa fī hādhā kalām). Verso: …

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    LetterT-S AS 147.18

    Note by a man to his friend, saying that he is sending money with an enslaved woman to him to pay two people as well …

    1. קד סיירת לך מע אלגאריה 1/8 𐋪𐋦 
    2. תפציל אלפצה ברסם ופא עווץ אלביאע
    3. ח דראהם וברסם ופא ללכהן מכרם
    4. חק אללחם אלבקרי אלדי וזנה עני 1/8 𐋦
    5. וקטיעאת לך תרכב בהם…

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    Legal documentT-S AS 148.114

    Legal entries in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi (1100–38). Entry at upper right: mentions the 17th of Jumādā, the name of a witness …

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    Legal documentT-S 6J12.9

    Fragment of a legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Concerning the sale of a male slave (ghulām) possibly named Bakhtiyār. One of …

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    Legal documentT-S K25.147

    Trousseau list. In Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (bottom part only). Rudimentary hand. Entries include Dustarī/Tustarī fabric, other garments, and a female slave valued at 30 dinars. The …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 205.43

    Small fragment of a draft of a legal deed concerning the sale of a female slave. The space for her name has been left blank. …

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    Legal documentENA 4011.48

    Recto: Bill of sale of for a Nubian female slave named Mulḥ. In the hand of Hillel b. ʿEli. Unsigned. Location: Fustat. Dated: 7 Kislev …

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    LetterAIU VI.B.87

    Fragment of a letter in Arabic. May describe transactions involving a female slave belonging to a noble woman ("al-sharīfa al-kabīra") who may still be owed …

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,58.1

    Recto: Deed of sale for an enslaved person. Location: Fusṭāṭ. Dated: Thursday, 23 Ḥeshvan 1542 = 31 October 1230 CE, under the authority of Avraham …

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    Legal documentENA 4010.13

    Bill of sale, probably, for a female slave. Fragment (lower right piece). Hand of Hillel b. ʿEli? Buyer: Mevorakh. Seller: Yequtiʾel. Few details preserved. Signed …

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    Legal documentENA NS 66.2

    Probably a bill of sale for a female slave. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. No details preserved.

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    Legal documentT-S NS J445

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Deed of sale for a slave. Mentions 'the noble elder' (al-shaykh al-jalīl) Abū ʿAlī b. al-Sukkarī. …

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    Legal documentFriedberg MSS 9-004/25

    Deed of gift of a female slave (waṣīfa). Fragment, containing the first half of 5 lines. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi (1100–38).

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,69.2

    Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Involves a Nubian female slave named ʿAlam, but it is not a deed of sale (or …

    1. ] מר ור דויד הכהן בר מר ור שלמה הכהן סט
    2. נ]וביה תדעא עלם מן מר ור נתן היקר בר מר ור יוסף
    3. ] אבו אלוחש סבאע אלארגואני יש צו ולמא כאן אלאן כלפתני
    4. ]קן בר…

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    State documentMoss. VIII,479.4

    Verso: Probably a fragmentary state document, mentions al-Majlis and beginning of a date "bi-tārikh". Recto: Regarding selling of a slave girl. (AA)

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. f 56/2

    Legal document in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragmentary, so difficult to figure out the details. Sets out provisions for the care of a minor boy until he comes …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J319 + T-S NS 190.108 + T-S NS 190.114

    Legal document in the form of a letter addressed to the Gaon (Maṣliaḥ?). In Judaeo-Arabic. Signed by Yefet b. Shelomo and Elʿazar b. [...]. The …

    1. בשמך רחמ
    2. אלעביד אלממאליך יקבל [.]ל[
    3. וראש ישיבת גאו[ן
    4. ויעטר כלל עמו ישראל [. . .] וכן יהי רצון [
    5. יהדרה אל אן מוצלהא מר יוסף הלוי בר [
    6. הו ואביה מ הלל …

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    Legal documentHalper 341 + Halper 348

    Recto: bottom of a marriage contract (ketubba). Groom: Yosef b. Shelomo. Bride: Karīmā bt. Nuṣayr known as Elʿazar. The end of her dowry list is …

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    Legal documentT-S G2.137 + T-S AS 91.190

    Fragments of responsum by a Gaon, dealing with children of female slaves.

    1. [ נימול ל]שמונה ו[בן] שפחה וודאי מ[לין אותו]
    2. [ מ]חללין עליו את השבת ואם אינו
    3. נימול לש[מונה אין מחללין עליו את ה]שבת אבל בני השפחות וודאי
    4. מחללין עליו…

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    Legal documentT-S J3.20

    Page from a collection of legal deeds. Contains bill of release from levirate marriage, and a bill of release of a slave

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    Legal documentT-S AS 145.354

    Bill of sale for a female slave, probably. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. (Information in part from CUDL and from Craig Perry.)

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    Legal documentT-S 6J2.4

    Bill of sale for a female slave. Location: Fustat. Dated: 1470 Seleucid, which is 1158/59 CE, under the reshut of Shemuel b. Ḥananya. One of …

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    Legal documentENA 2716.1

    Bifolio from a court notebook. Probably a dowry evaluation (taqwīm): consists almost entirely of a list of valuable items and sums of money (in one …

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    LetterT-S 8J22.18

    Letter from Alexandria to the family of Yeshuʿa b. Sahl in Fusṭāṭ. (Yeshuʿa b. Sahl might actually be the sender.) Mentions: "the wheat.... If you …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J8.16

    Recto: Deed of sale for a Nubian female slave. Her name is missing. Dating: 12th or 13th century. Seller: Hiba/Netanʾel. Buyer: Moshe ha-Talmid. Price: unclear …

    1. ולא[חסו]נה ולמשכונה ולזבונה ולמיהב יתה במתנה לכל מאן [דיצבי . . .
    2. פאקנינא מן הבה מר נתנאל אלבאיע אלמדכור בגמיע מא נסב אל[יה פיה קנין שלם . . . בכלי …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.29.49

    Court records. The first record is in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. It begins on verso and continues onto the right-hand page of recto. …

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    Legal documentT-S 18J1.19

    Deed of sale of a female slave, signed by Avraham b. Shemaya and Ḥalfon ha-Levi b. Menashshe. Dated Av 1430/ August 1119.

    1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .] ואן יסתכדמהא [. . . . . . . . . . .
    2. למקנא ולא] קנואה ולאורות[ה ולאחסו]נא ולזבונא ולשח…

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    Legal documentT-S 18J1.12

    Bill of sale in which a Nubian female slave named 'Salt' is sold for 15 dinars. Dated 24 Tammuz 1395/ July 1084. (Information from Mediterranean …

    1. שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן [שהד]י דחתמות ידנא לתחתא בחד בשבה
    2. דהוה עשרין וארבעה יומי בירח תמ[וז דש]נת אלפא ותלת מאה ותשעין וחמש ש[נין
    3. למניינא דרגיליננא ב…

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    Legal documentT-S 18J1.30

    Deed of sale of a female slave named Sa'ada. Dated Av 1501/ July 1190. (Information from Mediterranean Society, I, pp. 139, 140, 434, and from …

    1. שהדותא דהוה באנפנא אנן שהדיא דחתימין שהדותנא לתחתא סוף שטר זביני דנן פי אל
    2. תאסע עשר מחדש אב יהפך אבלנו לששון ולשמחה שנת אלפא וחמיש מאה וחדא שנין למנ…

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    LetterT-S 12.422

    Poem in Hebrew. 17 lines in praise of a dignitary, then 2 lines of blessing in Judaeo-Arabic, then it ends. "From your grateful slave, Shemuel." …

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    LetterT-S 12.432

    Recto: Letter (upper part). Line 7: "As for the matter of the [..]ar, I asked Abu l-Ḥasan about it, and he said that he talked …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J8.4

    Deed of sale for a Persian (ʿajamiyya) female slave named ʿAbīr ("Perfume"). Written in the hand of Mevorakh b. Natan (active 1150–81). Buyer: the perfumer …

    1. אקנינא אנן חתומי מטה מן אלשיך אבי [אלחסן בן אבי] אלימן הזקן היקר נע'
    2. קנין גמור חמור בכלי הכשר לקנות בו [ ] ברצונו בלי אונס כלל
    3. בביטול כל מודעין ותנא…

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES B 5478

    Legal fragment in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Deed of sale for a female slave named Sahar. One of the parties (seller or buyer) …

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    LetterT-S 8J10.9

    Letter requesting to buy through “Ibrahim, the slave merchant” a female slave for the Nezer (Diadem [an honorifc]). (S. D. Goitein, Mediterranean Society, 1:452; and …

    1. אלי אברהים אלנכאס יוצל אליה
    2. כתאבי חתי ישתרי ללנזר
    3. אלוציפה וכדהא א[דעהא
    4. ענד מן סהל אלי אן תנחדר
    5. גיבהא צחבתך ומהמא כסרת
    6. עליהא מן מונה או כרא
    7. מרכב או ג…

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    Legal documentT-S NS 342.87 + T-S NS 342.118

    Legal notes in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi (1100–38 CE). Outline for the sale of slaves (bayʿ jalb). Seller: Moshe b. Mevasser. Buyer: …

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    LetterT-S AS 149.96

    Letter from Maḥrūz b. Yaʿaqov (active ca. 1131–50), either in Aden or in India, to (his brother-in-law Abū Zikrī) Yehuda ha-Kohen, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. …

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    Legal documentENA 2558.14

    Verso: Legal document (bill of sale?) involving a Nubian female slave and the daughter of R. Yosef and someone's wife. Very faded. Dated: 1 Elul …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J3.16

    Document concerning the sale of a female slave named Saʿāda. Dated: 27 Nisan 1509 Seleucid, which is 5 April 1198 CE. (The main bill of …

    1. שהדותא דהות באנפנא [אנן ה]חתומין למטה כן הוה
    2. למא חצל עקד אלביע ללגא[רי]ה אלמדעוה סעאדה
    3. מן אלשיך אבי אלברכאת מר ור [יפ]ת הזקן היקר סט
    4. בר כגק מר ור מש…

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    Legal documentT-S NS J449

    Bill of sale for a Nubian female slave. Dating: 1204–38 CE. THe seller and the buyer are named Hiba and Mevasser. On verso there is …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J32

    Legal document in which Abu al-Baqa gives to his married son Mukaram the rights to one half of the black female slave named Musk he …

    1. למא כאן יום אלאתנין והו יום אלואחד ועשרין
    2. מן שהר תמוז חצרת אנא ואלמלמד אבו
    3. סעיד שצ ושהדנא עלי אלשיך אבו אלבקא
    4. אלמערוף באבן אלמצן אנה קד אוהב אל.
    5. ולד…

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    Legal documentT-S 16.20

    Legal document. Elʿazar b. Yefet sells to Shelomo b. Ṣedaqa his female slave named Ṭāʾūs ('Peacock') and her 10 year old son, named Mubārak ('The …

    1. שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתימין לתתא פי אלעשר אלאכיר מן
    2. חודש אלול דשנת אלפא וחמש מאה וחמשין ותרין שנין למנין שטרות למנינא
    3. דרגילנא (!) לממני ביה …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J8.5

    Deed of sale for a female slave between Bu al-‘Izz b. al-Shaykh bu ‘Imran al-Sharabi and Bu al-Ḥasan, the teacher, executed in the presence of …

    1. אקני מן אלשיך בו אלעז בן אלשיך בו עמראן אלשראבי נע'
    2. אן כל גראמה אן יגרמהא אלשיך בו אלחסן אלמלמד
    3. מן סבב דהב אלעהדה בתאע אלגאריה אלדי אשתראהא
    4. אלשיך בו…

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