Manners and Customs at the Mamluk Court

@article{Stowasser1984MannersAC,
  title={Manners and Customs at the Mamluk Court},
  author={Karl Stowasser},
  journal={Muqarnas},
  year={1984},
  volume={2},
  pages={13}
}
Egypt had just thwarted another invasion of a Crusader army, the second within thirty years, when, on 2 May 1250, Mamluk troops staged their coup d'etat in Cairo. It was a time of grave peril for Islam. Emboldened by the obvious success of the reconquista in the west, Christendom had for some time entertained a most audacious plan. Relying more on rumor and wishful thinking than on knowledge of the geopolitical and geographic realities, they hoped for the conquest and occupation of Egypt and a… 
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