The Kipchak connection: the Ilkhans, the Mamluks and Ayn Jalut1

  title={The Kipchak connection: the Ilkhans, the Mamluks and Ayn Jalut1},
  author={Charles J. Halperin},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={229 - 245}
  • C. Halperin
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
In 1260 an army of Egyptian Mamluks, led by Sultan Qutuz, defeated a Mongol army from the Ilkhanate led by Ketbugha, at the battle of Ayn Jalut (Ain Jalut), ‘Goliath's Well’, in Palestine. Because this campaign marked the furthest advance of the Mongols in the Middle East, scholars have paid considerable attention to its military and political significance. However, one potential aspect of Ilkhanid-Mamluk relations has only been mentioned casually; examination of the role and image of the… 
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