'Letter of the sultan of Cairo to the emperor of the Romans'
Al-Malik al-Ashraf Abū l-Naṣr Barsbāy Date: Between 1422 and 1437 (possibly May 1437) Original Language: Arabic
Description The text of this letter has only been preserved in a Greek translation, which might, however, originate from the sultan’s court itself; it is probable that the Melkite patriarchate of Alexandria was involved in its drafting (cf. Korobeinikov, 'Diplomatic correspondence’, pp. 66-67). The letter is sent in the name of a sultan named
Apounaser Pourēsp (ll. 12), who has convincingly been identified …