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A Comparative Study of Perceptions and Attitudes Towards the Ottoman Conquest of Egypt and Syria

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dc.contributor.advisor Meloy, John Lash El Jilani, Badria Ghassan 2021-09-17T06:10:37Z 2021-09-17T06:10:37Z 2021-09-17 2021-09-17
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the perspectives and attitudes of two Arabic-speaking, Mamluk-period chroniclers towards the Ottomans in the last few decades of the Mamluk period. This thesis shows how these chroniclers perceived and thought about the Ottomans, an imperial power based in Anatolia, whose foreign policy clashed with the sultans of Egypt and Syria who were the preeminent Sunni rulers in the region. The two authors used are Abu ‘l-Barakat Muhammad b. Ahmad Zayn (Shihab) al-Din al-Nasiri al-Jarkasi al-Hanafi (852-903/ 1448-1524), a member of the awlad al-nas who lived in Cairo and wrote Badaʾiʿ al-Zuhur fi Waqaʾiʿ al-Duhur, and Shams al-Din Muhammad b. ʿAli Ibn Tulun (881-955/ 1468-1548), a scholar who lived in Damascus and wrote Mufakahat al-Khillan fi Hadith al-Zaman. Both authors were eye-witnesses to the conquest and they wrote their chronicles in the years before the conquest and as it took place. Their differing views about the Ottomans are mostly determined by the degree of their identification with the Mamluk sultanate and their places of residence. Both men were representative of the educated elite in Mamluk society and their attitudes may reflect the range of attitudes people in the Arabic-speaking lands held about the Ottomans.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Ottomans
dc.subject Mamluks
dc.subject transition
dc.subject Ottoman conquests
dc.subject Syria
dc.subject Egypt
dc.subject historiography
dc.subject social history
dc.subject attitudes
dc.subject perceptions
dc.subject diplomacy
dc.title A Comparative Study of Perceptions and Attitudes Towards the Ottoman Conquest of Egypt and Syria
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department History and Archaeology
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS)
dc.contributor.commembers Wick, Alexis
dc.contributor.commembers Armstrong, Lyall MA
dc.contributor.AUBidnumber 200900409

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