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By Li Guo

This ebook is the 1st complete examine of the Arabic files exposed in Quseir, higher Egypt, throughout the Eighties. the loads of paper fragments make clear actions and operations of a relations transport company at the crimson Sea shore within the 13th century. half One is an introductory essay on ancient and cultural context of those files. the 3 chapters care for, respectively, the "Sheikh’s house," the place the files have been chanced on, the crimson Sea trade as mirrored within the alternate actions round the apartment, and points of pop culture as printed during the texts. half contains a serious variation of eighty-four Arabic texts, nearly all of that have by no means been released prior to, with translation and observation.

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Similar cases can be found in RN 1066a*, where “two qi†'as of flour” are discussed. Sometimes both flour and rice (aruzz) are quoted with the same measure of qi†'a. 7 The distinction is made clear in RN 1003a*: “I have dispatched to you,” the author of the note advises, “ten qi†'as of flour and ten irdabbs of wheat. . ” Although more research is needed to establish what exactly the word qi†'a means as a unit of measure,8 one does get the impression that it may refer to some sort of container that was used for the more delicate flour, as opposed to the sacks or bags in which rough wheat was packed.

The fourth group consists of the persons that were recipients of official, and semi official, petitions, and whose relationship to Shaykh Abù Mufarrij and Shaykh Ibràhìm is not all that clear. ” The petitioner, Abù 'Alì Munajjà, complains about the shortage of “funds” (al-nafaqa), apparently for an expedition or mission, and that his people (ahl) suffered. He urges his “master” (al-mawlà), that is, the holder of the “seat,” named Abù Zakarìyà, to come to the rescue. ” The anonymous sender stylishly introduces himself as “the loving servant, the one who salutes your Majestic Youth” (al-mamlùk mawadd masrùr li-shabàbika).

In either case, exposing or concealing, the performance this woman put on is nothing short of a spectacular in the scheme of things. the “ sheikh’s house” 9 There are also indications that women in the family participated in long-distance business travels as well. RN 991a*, for example, contains a prayer for the well-being and safe return of a group of men and women, apparently travelling with a trade caravan or a pilgrimage mission, or perhaps both. ” Although it is unclear whose “niece” that might be, she was certainly one of the daughters, or sisters, in the family.

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