Pre-20th Century History -- Protectors or Praetorians? the Last Mamluk Sultans and Egypt's Waning as a Great Power by Carl F. Petry
Cook, Weston F., Jr., The Middle East Journal
Protectors or Praetorians? The Last Mamluk Sultans and Egypt's Waning as a Great Power, by Carl F. Petry. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994. xv + 226 pages. Appends. to p. 251. Sources to p. 263. Index to p. 280. $19.95.
After nearly a decade of study, Carl Petry has written an elegant and judicious analysis of politics and society under the last Mamluk sultans, al-Ashraf Qaytbay (872-902/1468-96) and Qansuh al-Ghawri (906-22/1501-16). Despite extensive research, including a meticulous combing of waqf (Islamic trust) documents from the era, his stated aims are cautious. Petry has sought to clarify the events and processes at work in Egypt during the last …
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Publication information: Article title: Pre-20th Century History -- Protectors or Praetorians? the Last Mamluk Sultans and Egypt's Waning as a Great Power by Carl F. Petry. Contributors: Cook, Weston F., Jr. - Author. Journal title: The Middle East Journal. Volume: 49. Issue: 4 Publication date: Autumn 1995. Page number: 691. © Middle East Institute Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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