This place-name was mentioned by Ibn Duqmaq (1893, p. 8), who indicated its location and revenues. It is also cited in the State of the Provinces (‘Abd al-Latif, 1810, p. 689) in A.H. 777/A.D. 1375. It seems to have disappeared.
These two documents situate it in the province of al-Bahnasa on the left bank of the Nile, near AQFAHS. Perhaps it is the same as the one placed by al-MAQRIZI (1853, Vol. 2, p. 505) at the boundary of the district of Manharah. It was a place of evil reputation, he wrote, because the monks refused to give any food to passing travelers; indeed, the name Dayr al-Ju‘ means Monastery of Hunger.
- ‘Abd al-Latif. Relation de l’Egypte de ‘Abd al-Latif, trans. and ed. A. 1810. I. S. de Sacy. Paris, L’Etat des provinces is translated in an appendix.
- Ibn Duqmaq. Kitab al-Intisar, ed. C. Vollers. Cairo, 1893.
MAURICE MARTIN, S.J.