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This chapter contains eight business letters in Arabic text, its translation and comments which were posted from al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm outpost on the Red Sea shore. The business letters include news from the son in Qinā to the family on the coast (in al-Quṣayr), announcement of a delivery of wheat from Naṣr b. ʿAlī to the šayḫ Ṭāʾiʿ b. Faḍl al-Qināwī in al-Quṣayr, greetings and recommendation of the bearer of the letter, demand of Bint Nūḥ for inactivity of the receiver, clumsy letter from Ḥasan to the ship owner (an-nāḫūda) Abū ʿUṯmān, letter in a peculiar signature from Naǧīb to ʿĪsà b. Ḥusayn al-Qināwī, answer from Ṯābit b. Ǧawhar to his son Abū Ǧ/Ḥ/ḪM in the port of al-Quṣayr, and instructions related to the transport of a thousand irdabb wheat and blame over the receiver for the shipwreck report. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm outpost; business letters; Red Sea shore



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