The Mamluk Sultanate from the Perspective of Regional and World History
Economic, Social and Cultural Development in an Era of Increasing International Interaction and Competition
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The Mamluk Sultanate represents an extremely interesting case study to examine social, economic and cultural developments in the transition into the rapidly changing modern world. On the one hand, it is the heir of a political and military tradition that goes back hundreds of years, and brought this to a high pitch that enabled astounding victories over serious external threats. On the other hand, as time went on, it was increasingly confronted with “modern” problems that would necessitate fundamental changes in its structure and content. The Mamluk period was one of great religious and social change, and in many ways the modern demographic map was established at this time. This volume shows that the situation of the Mamluk Sultanate was far from that of decadence, and until the end it was a vibrant society (although not without tensions and increasing problems) that did its best to adapt and compete in a rapidly changing world.
- Reuven Amitai (Hg.)
- Prof Dr Reuven Amitai teaches Medieval Middle Eastern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
- Stephan Conermann (Hg.)
- Prof. Dr. Stephan Conermann , geb. 1964, Studium der Geschichte, der Slawistik und der Orientalischen Philologie an der Universität Kiel sowie in Poznan/Posen und Moskau, Promotion 1996 und Habilitation 2001 in Kiel, seit 2003 Professor für Islamwissenschaft an der Universität Bonn; Sprecher des Bonner Zentrums für transkulturelle Narratologie (BZTN) (seit 2009) und der der DFG-Kollegforschergruppe (FOR 1262) »Geschichte und Gesellschaft der Mamlukenzeit (1250-1517)« (seit 2010).