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    Legal documentT-S 13J3.12

    Settlement of a complicated dispute in Fustat recording that Abu al-Ḥasan b. Numayla had rented from Abu al-Ma'ali Shemuel b. Yehuda a house in Alexandria …

    ‏ למא כאן יום אלאתנין אלתאסע מחדש כסליו שנת אלפא וארבע מאה ושבעין ושבע שנין לשטרות ‎ 1
    ‏ בפסטאט מצרים דעל נילוס נהרא מותבה רשותיה דהדרת יק…

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    LetterT-S 10J16.14

    Letter from Manṣūr (probably Manṣūr b. Sālim) in Alexandria to his brother in Fustat mentioning that his son Moshe started to speak and has since …

    ‏ מן ענד מנצור רביבה ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J138

    Contract between Abu al-Ḥasan and Abu al-Ma'ali regarding tax-farming in the town of Bush and its environs. Dated Elul 1460/ August-September 1149. (Information from Mediterranean …

    ‏ בוש וגמיע[ ‎ 1
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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/38

    Letter preceded by a Hebrew poem consisting of three verses, from Shemuel b. Moshe to Abū al-Ḥajjāj Yūsuf Yehosef (Manbij), the tax-farmer of the local …

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    LetterENA NS 52.13

    Letter from Yosef ha-Levi to Yosef Bagilyer. In Hebrew. Dating: First half of the 16th century. Concerning tax farming. Mentions two rich and famous figures …

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    LetterL-G Misc. 51

    Letter from the judge Avraham b. [Mevorakh] ha-Kohen, the head of the Jewish community in al-Maḥalla, to the Nagid/Raʾīs al-Yahūd Mevorakh b. Seʿadya. In Hebrew …

    ‏ ב.מד . .מנא ברוך ייי . . . .יעהם ל. . .ל ישועתינו .לה הדה נפשנו בה . .לה ובן למ. . רגל. . ‎ 1
    ‏ ארבעה .ה. . . . . . . פי. בר שלום אלע.ו…

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    LetterT-S 10J18.13

    Letter in which a tax-farmer named Yehuda, who received one and a half dinars a month, is mentioned. Dated to the 12th century.

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    ‏ וצל כתאב חצרה מולאי אלשיך אלאגל אטאל [ אללה ‎ 2
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    Legal documentT-S AS 149.13

    Legal document/note testifying that a certain Baqā' b. al-Surūr the [indigo] merchant will operate the tax farm (ḍamān) of Tamīm, the ḍāmin of al-Burqāniyya (location …

    ‏ שהדנא עלי אלשיך בקא בן אבו אלסרור תא[גר אלניל ‎ 1
    ‏ אן ענדה לתמים צאמן אלברקאניה ארבעה אלדר ‎ 2
    ‏ פי כל שהר טאלמא הוא צאמן וטאלמא …

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    List or tableT-S Ar.40.161

    Recto: Arabic script document containing several sections. The lower part may be a tax receipt for a sum received from Zuhayr b. [...] from the …

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    LetterENA NS 75.20

    Left fragment: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. There is an address: to [...] al-Dawla Moshe ha-Zaqen ha-Sar the tax farmer (ḍāmin), in Damīra. But it is not …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 117.175

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    Legal documentENA NS 75.20

    Right fragment: Small fragment of a ketubba written in the Palestinian style. In the hand of the ḥaver Shemuel b. Moshe, the same scribe as …

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    State documentT-S Ar.39.26

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Yūḥannā b. Mīkhāʾīl on behalf of his father Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, …

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    State documentT-S AS 183.172

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S AS 183.66

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.142.2

    Fol. 2: receipt for the amount of 2 and a quarter (dirhams?) relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl …

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    State documentT-S AS 178.233

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S Ar.34.18

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S Ar.39.205

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S Ar.34.90

    Verso: Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office …

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    State documentT-S AS 184.45

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S Misc.22.14

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S Ar.34.89

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S AS 177.591

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S AS 176.257

    Recto: Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office …

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    State documentT-S AS 177.330

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S Ar.34.38

    Recto: receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.13

    Recto: receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.142.1

    Fol. 1: receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the …

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    State documentT-S AS 181.226

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    State documentT-S AS 181.225

    Receipt relating to the tax farm of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wahb written by Mīkhāʾīl b. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ, the cashier, and registered by the Office of …

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    LetterT-S 13J14.14

    Complaint of a damin (tax farmer) in al-Minya about competitors, submitted to the Nagid Mevorakh around 1096. The writer claimed to receive one of his …

    ‏ בשמך רחמנא ‎ 1
    ‏ אללה תעלא(!) ישמע מן אלעבד מא ידעי לחצרה אדנינו ‎ 2
    ‏ כגק …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 66/17

    Sub-leasing agreement of a tax farm of silk production for the town of Bush and its surroundings, which was worth 3.5 dinars. Dated Tammuz 1458/ …


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    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתתא סוף שטרא דנן כן ‎ 1
    ‏ הוה בחדש תמוז דשנת אלפא וארבע מאה וחמשין ותמניא ש…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 66/8

    Sub-leasing agreement written in Damietta in 1106 in which the farmer of the dues from dyeing and selling silk in the district of Damietta sub-leases …


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    ‏ שהדותא דהוה באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתימ[י]ן חתמות ידנא ל[תחת ‎ 1
    ‏ שטרא דא כן הוה חצר אלינא מסאפר בר עלי סט צאמן אלחריר וא…

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    LetterT-S 18J2.6

    Letter from Simḥa Kohen, probably in Alexandria, to Abū l-Manṣūr. Dating: ca. 1205 CE. The writer complains about the extortions of a tax farmer who …


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    ‏ ואמרתם לחי ואתה שלום וביתך שלום ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S Ar.39.386

    Letter of appeal from a man, unknown location, to Musallam (or Musallama) Abū ʿAlī, the wakīl of Shams al-Dīn Ildakīz al-Birṭāsī, in Minyat Bāsik in …

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    State documentPrinceton, Islamic Manuscripts, Garrett Additional 20.20

    Receipt for tax, possibly Mamluk

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    State documentT-S NS J103 + T-S 10J17.6

    Recto: Decree, fragment, to two local officials stating that a certain Abū l-Faraj b. Bū l-Waḥsh should be exempted from paying taxes (or from standing …

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    State documentT-S Ar.40.153

    Tax farming lease from the administration of al-Mustanṣir, dated 479 "kharājiyya" (1086/7 CE). Mūsā b. ʿĪsā takes upon himself a monthly payment of 8 dinars …

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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. I 1700.14

    Legal document. Partnership agreement. Abū al-Makārim b. Bishr and Abū al-Ḥasan b. Saʿīd partner in tax collection in three towns in Upper Egypt, paying an …

    ‏ יכתב עקד שרכה בין אלשיך בו אלמכארם בן ‎ 1
    ‏ בשר ואבו אלחסן בן סעיד פי אלבלאד אלדי ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    State documentPrinceton, Islamic Manuscripts, Garrett Additional 20.2 (photo 19 in PUDL)

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

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    LetterT-S 13J20.2

    Letter from a tax farmer in the Fayyum, who was cheated of his share by his partners, was unable to pay his debts, and was …

    ‏ עבדהא ‎ 1
    ‏ צדקה בן תאמאר ‎ 2
    ‏ בשמך רחמנה(!) ‎ 3
    ‏ אלמסתגאר באללה …

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    LetterT-S Misc.8.18

    Public letter in the hand of Avraham Maimonides (d. 1237 CE). The cantors of Fustat are instructed to read it aloud in the synagogue on …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J3.6

    Legal document. Dated: First decade of Elul 1458 Seleucid, which is July/August 1147 CE. In which Abū l-Riḍā Yaʿaqov b. Yosef, "the noble and generous," …

    ‏ "נדיב ושוע" אחד מקבל מידם של חוכרי מסים, שפשטו את הרגל את חכירת אלמחלה ‎
    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי …

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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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    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 documentT-S Ar.40.37

    Decree (manshūr) issued by the caliph al-Hafiz on 21 Rajab 528/1133 to stop two cases of malpractice which were adversely affecting the Delta province of …

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    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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