The Kipchak connection: the Ilkhans, the Mamluks and Ayn Jalut

@article{Halperin2000TheKC,
  title={The Kipchak connection: the Ilkhans, the Mamluks and Ayn Jalut},
  author={C. Halperin},
  journal={Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London},
  year={2000},
  volume={63},
  pages={229-245}
}
  • C. Halperin
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London
  • Before the battle of Ayn Jalut in 1260, the Ilkhan Hulegu insulted the Mamluk Sultan Qutuz's base and refugee origins. Qutuz, from Khwarizm, may not have been a Kipchak, but his successor Baybars certainly was, and Kipchaks were the dominant ethnic element in the Egyptian Mamluk corps. The Mongols had invoked the supposed status of the Kipchaks as Mongol slaves as an excuse to fight the East Slavs in 1223 and Hungary in 1237. It is plausible that the Ilkhans recognized the Mamluks as Kipchaks… CONTINUE READING
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