The Mamluks in Egyptian and Syrian Politics and Society

Michael Winter, Amalia Levanoni
BRILL, 2004 - 450 pages
This volume consists of 19 studies by leading historians of the Mamluks. Drawing on primary Arabic sources, the studies discuss central political, military, urban, social, administrative, economic, financial and religious aspects of the Mamluk Empire that was established in 1250 by Mamluks (manumitted military slaves, mostly Turks and Circassians). It was a Sunni orthodox state that had a formidable military, a developed and sophisticated economy, a centralized Arab bureaucracy and prestigious religious and educational institutions. There are special articles about Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Safed and Acre. The last part of the volume describes the Mamluk military class that survived in Egypt (although in a transformed form) under the Ottoman suzerainty after the Empire annexed Egypt and Syria in 1517. With contributions by Reuven Aharoni, Reuven Amitai, Frederic Bauden, Jonathan Berkey, Daniel Crecelius, Joseph Drory, Jane Hathaway, Robert Irwin, Donald Little, Nimrod Luz, Carl Petry, Thomas Philipp, Yossef Rapoport, Andre Raymond, Donald S. Richards, Warren Schultz and Hannah Taragan.

Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire

Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.

Table des matières

CHAPTER Two The Mongol Occupation
CHAPTER THREE Glimpses of Provincial Mamluk Society
CHAPTER Four The Recovery of Mamluk Chancery
A Sign of
CHAPTER Six Gunpowder and Firearms in the Mamluk
CHAPTER SEVEN The Governance of Jerusalem under
CHAPTER NINE Ibn Taymiyya on Divorce Oaths
CHAPTER TEN The Circulation of Dirhams in
CHAPTER Twelve The Estate of alKhuwand Fātima
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Mamluks and their Households in Late
CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Last Mamluk Household
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Urban Residential Houses
CHAPTER SIXTEEN The Wealth of the Egyptian Emirs at
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Problems of Abd alRahmān
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Mamluk revivals and Mamluk
CHAPTER NINETEEN Bedouin and Mamluks

CHAPTER ELEVEN The muhtasibs of Cairo under

Autres éditions - Tout afficher

Expressions et termes fréquents

À propos de l'auteur (2004)

Michael Winter, Ph.D. (1972) in Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, is Professor of Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University. He has published extensively on the history of the Arab countries under the Mamluks and the Ottomans, including Egyptian Society under Ottoman Rule, 1517-1798 (Routledge, 1992).
Amalia Levanoni, Ph.D. (1990) in Middle Eastern History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is Senior Lecturer of Middle Eastern history at Haifa University and Chair-elect of the Department. She has published extensively on the history of the Mamluks, including A Turning Point in the Mamluk History: The Third Reign of al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun (1310-1341) (Brill, 1995).

Informations bibliographiques