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By Salah El-Behnasi,Enaam Selim,Abdulla Abdel Amir El-Attar,Ali Gaballa Gaballa,Mohamed Hossam El-Din,Mohamed Abd El-Aziz,Atef Abdel Hamid Ghoneim,Medhat El-Manabbawi,Ali Ateya,Ali Torky,Gamal Gad El-Rab,Mohammed Rushdy,Sergio Viguera,Sharif Sonbol,Sarah (tr

ISBN-10: 3902782021

ISBN-13: 9783902782021

From slaves to sultans, the heritage of the Mamluks is one in all a prodigious upward thrust to strength, an epic precious of a spot along the main interesting of event novels. Palace uprisings, bloody intrigues, murders, but additionally a visionary supplier, an iron self-discipline, heroic campaigns, a fierce determination, a willing feel of politics and international relations along advertisement growth. Little identified till particularly lately, the Mamluk period is very likely the main enigmatic interval of Muslim Egypt, which ended in Islamic supremacy within the Mediterranean at degrees of splendour and status by no means sooner than realised and not equalled given that. The Mamluk sultans used structure as a power-legitimising weapon: an indication of power and balance. using all to be had assets this Exhibition path presents the true spine for the knowledge of today’s Cairo and the basic position of the Nile within the identification of Egypt: a stimulating imaginative and prescient, in print for the 1st time, spanning 3 conquering, festive, scholarly and creative centuries the place the animation of grand ceremonies, organised at the social gathering of the enthronement of a brand new sultan or firstly of
Ramadan, is witnessed. One is, accordingly, intrigued and involved yet no longer shocked by means of the
monumental personality of the numerous spiritual or civic constructions – palaces, mosques, madrasas,
mausoleums, hospitals, significant multifunctional centres, artworks – with which the Mamluk
sultans decorated their successive capitals and especially town of Cairo.

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