Coptic conversion to Islam under the Ba rī mamlūks, 692–755/1293–1354

@article{Little1976CopticCT,
  title={Coptic conversion to Islam under the Ba rī mamlūks, 692–755/1293–1354},
  author={Donald P. Little},
  journal={Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London},
  year={1976},
  volume={39},
  pages={552-569}
}
  • Donald P. Little
  • Published 1976
  • Philosophy
  • Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London
  • The generalization that it was during the Mamlūk period that the Copts were reduced to a small minority in Egypt is a familiar one which has been frequently repeated since Gaston Wiet broached it some 50 years ago. Using this generalization as a point of departure, I intend to review the evidence in the Arabic sources which touches upon the actual process of conversion which occurred during the period 692–755/1293–1354, attempting to discover, if possible, the extent of conversion during those… CONTINUE READING
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