Some Remarks on Mamluk Playing Cards

  title={Some Remarks on Mamluk Playing Cards},
  author={Michael Dummett and Kamal Abu-Deeb},
  journal={Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes},
  pages={106 - 128}
In 1939 the late L. A. Mayer published an article1 about a set of playing cards in the Topkapi Sarayi Museum in Istanbul, recently reprinted in book form,2 with illustrations of all the cards described by Mayer. As Mayer insisted, these Islamic cards are of the very highest importance for the history of playing cards. His analysis of the set is, however, erroneous in certain respects, and, although his editors propose a partial correction of it, their suggestions are incomplete and… 
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