By Il Kwang Sung

ISBN-10: 1137557125

ISBN-13: 9781137557124

This booklet explores how smooth Egyptians comprehend the Mamluks and divulges the ways that that old reminiscence is applied for political and ideological reasons. It particularly examines the representations of the Mamluks from historic classes: the Mamluk Sultanate period (1250–1517) and the Mamluks less than the Ottoman period (1517–1811) focusing totally on the years 1760–1811. even supposing the Mamluks have had a good impression at the Egyptian collective reminiscence and sleek suggestion, the topic up to now has rarely been researched heavily, with so much analyses given to stereotypical unfavorable representations of the Mamluks in historic works. notwithstanding, many Egyptian historians and intellectuals offered the Mamluk period definitely, or even symbolized the Sultans as nationwide icons. This publication sheds mild at the heretofore-neglected confident dimensions of the multifaceted representations of the Mamluks and addresses the ways that sleek Egyptians make the most of that collective memory.

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