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[Arab.,=slaves], a warrior caste dominant in Egypt and influential in the Middle East for over 700 years. Islamic rulers created this warrior caste by collecting non-Muslim slave boys and training them as cavalry soldiers especially loyal to their
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The Mameluke mosque of Taynal is the crown jewel of the Islamic architecture in the city, and in Lebanon at large.
Huigen, "First principles of the MameLuke multi-actor modelling framework for land use change, illustrated with a Philippine case study," Journal of Environmental Management, vol.
Frankish pottery was heavily influenced by the surrounding and contemporary Arab pottery, and mimicked it in both form and technique, so it's sometimes difficult to distinguish between Frankish vases and Arab or Mameluke ones.
Mameluke Slaithwaite residents rally opposition to Aldi development Long overdue for Slaithwaite to have a decent supermarket and it could be far worse - it could be Tesco wanting to build there.
The Mameluke Sultan Baibars who ruled Jerusalem over the two centuries after Hakim was just as vicious toward non-Muslims.
The mosque and madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan are a massive Mameluke era compound located near the Citadel in Cairo.
His sword, a Georgian Agate Hilted Mameluke presentation sabre made by Salter & Co, has two large panels originally containing inscriptions, which have now been removed.
His essay is a response to an Egyptian-set 1913 novel, The Lost Mameluke, by David M Beddoe.
His capture of much of the Arab peninsula--in particular the Holy Places of Mecca and Medina--inevitably made the Ottoman Empire more overtly Islamic, and it was during his reign that the Ottomans claimed the Islamic Caliphate from the withering Mameluke state in Egypt.
Summary: The Old City of Tripoli contains magnificent specimens of Mameluke architecture, which have lasted for centuries.
For the next 1,300 years, a succession of Arab, Mameluke, and Ottoman caliphs, beys, and sultans ruled the country.