Practising diplomacy in the Mamluk Sultanate : gifts and material culture in the medieval Islamic world
"Elaborate and sensational gifts were the hallmark of Mamluk diplomacy. From Cairo, where they controlled the medieval spice trade and the holy sites of Christianity and Islam, the Mamluk Sultans - conscious of their humble slave origins - augmented their claims to legitimacy through brilliant...
|Main Author:||Behrens-Abouseif, Doris|
London ; New York:
Library of Middle East history
DT96 BEH 2014
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