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Studies on the History and Society of the Mamluk Period / Studien zu Geschichte und Gesellschaft der Mamlukenzeit

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Sprache: Deutsch
446 Seiten, mit 17 Abbildungen
ISBN: 978-3-8471-0111-6
V&R unipress, Bonn University Press, 1. Auflage 2013
Once a person starts to study the 250-some years of the Mamluk Era in Egypt and Syria... mehr
Once a person starts to study the 250-some years of the Mamluk Era in Egypt and Syria (1250–1517), one characteristic of that period stands out immediately – the very unusual polarization of its society. A predominantly Arabic population was dominated by a purely Turkish-born elite of manu-mitted military slaves who sought to regenerate themselves continuously through a self-imposed fiat. The only person who could become a Mamluk was a Turk who had been born free outside the Islamic territories as a non-Muslim, then enslaved, brought to Egypt as a slave, converted to Islam, freed, and finally, trained as a warrior. Only those who met these prerequisites were members of the ruling stratum with all the concomitant political, military, and economic advantages. On this historically unique model of a society, Stephan Conermann has published a series of seminal articles. In this edited volume the reader gets an excellent introduction to some of the central issues of the ongoing research on the Mamluk history and society.
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    • Stephan Conermann
    • Prof. Dr. Stephan Conermann lehrt Islamwissenschaft an der Universität Bonn und ist seit 2010 Sprecher der Kollegforschergruppe 1262 »Geschichte und Gesellschaft der Mamlukenzeit«.
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