Manners and Customs at the Mamluk Court

  title={Manners and Customs at the Mamluk Court},
  author={Karl Stowasser},
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… Expand
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