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The Resource Crowds and Sultans : Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria, Amina Elbendary

Crowds and Sultans : Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria, Amina Elbendary

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Crowds and Sultans : Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria
Title
Crowds and Sultans
Title remainder
Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria
Statement of responsibility
Amina Elbendary
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the fifteenth century, the Mamluk sultanate that had ruled Egypt and Syria since 1249-50 faced a series of sustained economic and political challenges to its rule, from the effects of recurrent plagues to changes in international trade routes. Both these challenges and the policies and behaviors of rulers and subjects in response to them left profound impressions on Mamluk state and society, precipitating a degree of social mobility and resulting in new forms of cultural expression. These transformations were also reflected in the frequent reports of protests during this period, and led to a greater diffusion of power and the opening up of spaces for political participation by Mamluk subjects and negotiations of power between ruler and ruled. Rather than tell the story of this tumultuous century solely from the point of view of the Mamluk dynasty, Crowds and Sultans places the protests within the framework of long-term transformations, arguing for a more nuanced and comprehensive narrative of Mamluk state and society in late medieval Egypt and Syria. Reports of urban protest and the ways in which alliances between different groups in Mamluk society were forged allow us glimpses into how some medieval Arab societies negotiated power, showing that rather than stoically endure autocratic governments, populations often resisted and renegotiated their positions in response to threats to their interests. This rich and thought-provoking study will appeal to specialists in Mamluk history, Islamic studies, and Arab history, as well as to students and scholars of Middle East politics and government and modern history
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
962.024
Index
index present
LC call number
DT96
LC item number
.E53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Crowds and Sultans : Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria, Amina Elbendary
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9789774167171
Lccn
2015509902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948076277
Label
Crowds and Sultans : Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria, Amina Elbendary
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9789774167171
Lccn
2015509902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948076277

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