Geoffrey Khan

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pp. 129–144


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16 pages

4. Other Correspondence and Accounts

Chapter of: Arabic Documents from Medieval Nubia(pp. 129–144)
Letters 28–40 are not sent to the eparch or his office, but rather constitute miscellaneous pieces of correspondence. Most of these are within the Muslim community. Item 41 of the corpus is a poem, which was apparently written by a travelling merchant. Documents 42 and 43 are accounts of merchants. The content and structure of the documents are described.


Geoffrey Khan

Regius Professor of Hebrew at University of Cambridge

Geoffrey Khan (PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 1984) is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge. His research publications focus on three main fields: Biblical Hebrew language (especially medieval traditions), Neo-Aramaic dialectology, and medieval Arabic documents. He is the general editor of The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (Brill, 2013) and is the senior editor of Journal of Semitic Studies. His recent publications include The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew, Cambridge: University of Cambridge & Open Book Publishers, 2020, Performance of Sacred Semitic Texts (editor, with co-editor Hindy Najman), Dead Sea Discoveries 29, Brill. 2022, and Language Contact in Sanandaj (co-authored with Masoud Mohammadirad), Berlin, de Gruyter, 2024.