What was there in a Mamlūk amīr’s library? Evidence from a 15th-century manuscript

@inproceedings{Franssen2017WhatWT,
  title={What was there in a Mamlūk amīr’s library? Evidence from a 15th-century manuscript},
  author={{\'E}lise Franssen},
  year={2017}
}
The image of the Mamluks as coarse barely islamicized brutes who were only interested in archery and horses has been invalidated for several years now. We know that some, in all layers of society, were learned and had an interest in various scholarly disciplines ranging from the noble religious sciences, to court poetry, and the more popular adab works.1 Some were even book collectors.2 This contribution to the fascinating question of the education and cultural level of the Mamluks, which is… Expand