Some observations on the 'Abbāsid caliphate of Cairo

@article{Holt1984SomeOO,
  title={Some observations on the 'Abbāsid caliphate of Cairo},
  author={Peter M. Holt},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={1984},
  volume={47},
  pages={501 - 507}
}
  • P. M. Holt
  • Published 1 October 1984
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
The re-establishment of the 'Abbāsid caliphate in Cairo after its overthrow on the fall of Baghdad to the Mongols in 656'1258 was, as is well known, accomplished by the Mamlūk sultan, al-Ẓāhir Baybars, who installed successively two refugee 'Abbāsids as caliphs in his capital. What is perhaps not always realized is that the two pretenders did not appear in turn and out of the blue at the beginning of Baybars's reign, and that the sultan's reasons for installing the first, al-Mustanṣir, were not… 
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