Project

The 'Mamlukisation' of the Mamluk sultanate. Political traditions and state formation in 15th century Egypt and Syria

Acronym
MMS
Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 October 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
Keywords
prosopography politics Syria middle ages Egypt tradition Mamluks
 
Project description

The project aims to radically reconsider the traditional account of the history of the Mamluk sultanate (1250-1517). Via prosopographical research, it endeavours to demonstrate that only during the 15th centruy political traditions were created that were centered on the criterium of military slavery, suggesting that only from time onwards it makes sense to speak of a truly Mamluk sultante.