Some observations on the 'Abbāsid caliphate of Cairo

  title={Some observations on the 'Abbāsid caliphate of Cairo},
  author={Peter M. Holt},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  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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The genealogy of a Sudanese Holy Family
  • P. M. Holt
  • History
    Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • 1981
In the second volume of his History of the Arabs in the Sudan, the late Sir Harold MacMichael gave summary translations of a number of genealogical works ranging in scope from simple pedigrees of
Qansawh (904/1498): fa-baya'ahu al-khalifa bi'l-saltana (Badd'i
    Mohamed Mostafa), n, Cairo, 1964, 78, 90. The corresponding passage for A.H. 925 is lost. 17 'Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti, 'Ajd'ib al-dthar, ill
      Abdallah Muhammad al-Khabir, Hadha jami' nasab al-Ja'aliyyin al-musamma bi'l-siir al-hasin, has recently been published by 'Abdallah 'All Ibrahim of the Institute of African and Asian Studies
      • Various references in the genealogies (none ancient) translated in H. A. MacMichael
      901/1496): fa-bdya'ahu al-khalifa bi'l-saltana (Ibn Iyas, Badd'i' al-zuhur