Protectors or praetorians? : the last Mamlūk sultans and Egypt's waning as a great power /

This analysis of state policy under the last two Mamluk rulers enables modern readers to observe a pivotal era in the history of Egypt and southwest Asia. Beset with external threats and internal dissent, the Mamluk Sultanate confronted profound challenges in its waning years. The author depicts how...

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Author / Creator:Petry, Carl F., 1943-
Imprint:Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 280 pages) : maps.
Language:English
Series:SUNY series in medieval Middle East history
SUNY series in medieval Middle East history.
Subject:Qāʼit Bāy, Abū al-Naṣr Sayf al-Dīn Muḥammad, -- -1496.
Qānṣawh al-Ġawrī, -- approximately 1441-1516.
Egypt.
Mameluke polity.
history.
traditional polities.
15.80 history of Africa.
HISTORY.
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Africa.
Civilisation islamique.
Mamelouks.
Egypt -- History -- 1250-1517.
Egypt.
Mameluckenreich
Egypte.
Égypte -- 1250-1517.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11102723
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ISBN:0585045178
9780585045177
0791421392
9780791421390
0791421406
9780791421406
0791421392
9780791421390
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-263) and index.
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Summary:This analysis of state policy under the last two Mamluk rulers enables modern readers to observe a pivotal era in the history of Egypt and southwest Asia. Beset with external threats and internal dissent, the Mamluk Sultanate confronted profound challenges in its waning years. The author depicts how each monarch differed in his response to the bureaucratic and military dilemmas he faced. Al-Ashraf Qaytbay remained a stalwart conservator of traditional soldierly values. He would be revered by later generations as an exemplary officer and pious believer. Qansuh Al-Ghawri, however, exhibited little regard for hallowed traditions, military or religious. Burdened by irremedial bankruptcy and endemic sedition, he initiated the first steps toward innovation since the architects of the Mamluk system founded the regime during the thirteenth century.
The contrasting styles of these two sultans is examined in the context of the foreign and domestic events that shaped their reigns. The strategies that they devised to deal with endemic crisis decisively influenced the nature of bureaucratic procedures in Egypt, influence that is still evident in its government today.
Other form:Print version: Petry, Carl F., 1943- Protectors or praetorians?. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994 0791421392
Standard no.:9780791421390