Week 13 Hist 118 Notes
Week 13 Hist 118 Notes HIST 115-18-19
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Week 13: Mamluks, Mecca, Iraq, and Persia Terms Mamluks “slaves”, elite class and rulers of Egypt and Syria, Turkish speaking (non-Arabs), called the “oligarchy of lost children” because Mamluks often started out as slave boys to the caliphate, strong warriors The Citadel fortress located in Cairo Cairo (14 century) Capital of Mamluk sultanate, very densely populated city, and a hub for lots of commerce Chinggis (Ghengis) Khan founder of Mongol empire, united Nomadic tribes of Northeastern Asia, Mongol empire conquered most of EurAsia land mass Persia another name for Iran, Persian is a language, “Persians” are not Arabs or Turkish -Mamluks managed to rule over Arab populations without being Arabs themselves with their powerful authoritarian force, and by stopping the Mongol invaders, so they protected this area from being conquered and destroyed. -They didn’t want to suppress Arab’s culture or Arab elites, but they did rule and stay in power because they could keep the Arabs safe. Principal Ethno-linguistic groups Berber Arab Persian Mongol Turkish Mongol-Chinese Kurdish