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Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

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Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

Amina Elbendary

During the fifteenth century, the Mamluk sultanate that had ruled Egypt and Syria since 1249–50 faced a series of sustained economic and political challenges to its rule, from the effects of recurrent plagues to changes in international trade routes. Both these challenges and the policies and behaviors of rulers and subjects in response to them left profound impressions on Mamluk state and society, precipitating a degree of social mobility and resulting in new forms of cultural ... Read more


 

 

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