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The Abbasid Caliphate of Cairo, 1261-1517: Out of the Shadows

Mustafa Banister


This book presents a detailed investigation of the Cairene descendants of the Abbasid family during the period of so-called ‘Mamluk’ rule in Egypt and Syria (1250–1517) and reveals a nuanced understanding of the Abbasid Caliphate according to elite members of Syro-Egyptian society. In doing so, Mustafa Banister addresses the function of the caliph and his office amidst the breakdown and recreation of each new socio-political order of the Cairo Sultanate. The book examines the uniquely medieval Egyptian conditions of both the idea and the institution of the caliphate, including how it was socia ... More

Keywords: Abbasids, Caliphate, Cairo Sultanate, Mamluks, Abbasid Caliphate, Mamluk Sultanate, Egypt, Cairo, Ottomans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474453363
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mustafa Banister, author
Ghent University