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Order out of chaos [electronic resource] : patronage, conflict and Mamluk socio-political culture, 1341-1382 / by Jo Van Steenbergen.

By: Steenbergen, J. van.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Medieval Mediterranean: v. 65.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006Description: 1 online resource (x, 210 p.).ISBN: 9789047410362 (electronic bk.); 904741036X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mamelukes -- History | Electronic books | Mamelouks -- Histoire | HISTORY -- General | Mamelukken | Sociale aspecten | Politieke aspecten | Egypte | Syri�eGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Order out of chaos.DDC classification: 956/.015 Other classification: 15.80 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Dedication13; -- Contents13; -- Acknowledgments13; -- Abbreviations13; -- Transliteration13; -- Introduction13; -- Chapter One: Legitimate Power13; -- The Socio-political Elite -- The Sultanate -- The Amirate -- Conclusion -- Chapter Two: Effective Power13; -- Observations -- Patrons and Clients -- Kinship -- Households and Networks -- Networks of Effective Power between 1341 and 1382 -- Chapter Three: Struggle for Power13; -- Observations -- Motives -- Strategies -- Order out of Chaos: 13418211;1382 -- Conclusion13; -- Appendix One: The Qalawunid Sultanate, 12798211;1382 -- Appendix Two: Effective Power Holders Between 1341 and 1382 -- Appendix Three: Struggle for Power Between 1341 and 1382 -- Bibliography13; -- Index13.
Summary: This book offers an analysis of the Syro-Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate's political culture, focusing on the period between 1341 and 1382 CE, when twelve descendants of the regime's most successful sultan al-N-ir Mu-ammad b. Qal-w-n reigned and the military were more deeply involved in the political process than ever. The book consists of three chapters, each of which discusses one major component of this period's political culture: political institutions, political relationships engendering households and networks, and the dynamics of the period's many socio-political conflicts. This book marks an important breakthrough in Mamluk studies, offering both insights into the history of a long-neglected period and new models of analysis that call for wider application in the field of Mamluk socio-political history.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-202) and index.

Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Dedication13; -- Contents13; -- Acknowledgments13; -- Abbreviations13; -- Transliteration13; -- Introduction13; -- Chapter One: Legitimate Power13; -- The Socio-political Elite -- The Sultanate -- The Amirate -- Conclusion -- Chapter Two: Effective Power13; -- Observations -- Patrons and Clients -- Kinship -- Households and Networks -- Networks of Effective Power between 1341 and 1382 -- Chapter Three: Struggle for Power13; -- Observations -- Motives -- Strategies -- Order out of Chaos: 13418211;1382 -- Conclusion13; -- Appendix One: The Qalawunid Sultanate, 12798211;1382 -- Appendix Two: Effective Power Holders Between 1341 and 1382 -- Appendix Three: Struggle for Power Between 1341 and 1382 -- Bibliography13; -- Index13.

This book offers an analysis of the Syro-Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate's political culture, focusing on the period between 1341 and 1382 CE, when twelve descendants of the regime's most successful sultan al-N-ir Mu-ammad b. Qal-w-n reigned and the military were more deeply involved in the political process than ever. The book consists of three chapters, each of which discusses one major component of this period's political culture: political institutions, political relationships engendering households and networks, and the dynamics of the period's many socio-political conflicts. This book marks an important breakthrough in Mamluk studies, offering both insights into the history of a long-neglected period and new models of analysis that call for wider application in the field of Mamluk socio-political history.

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