If a Governor Falls in Damascus: Early Mamluk historiography analyzed through the story of Sayf al-Din Karay al-Mansuri

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Rasmus Bech Olsen

This article explores 6 different contemporary accounts of the arrest of the Damascene governor, Amir Karay in 1311 AD. The article argues that each chronicler who wrote about the event framed it to reflect his own ideological agenda and support his personal strategic quest for recognition and socio-political influence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies
EditorsJo Van Steenbergen, Maya Taormina
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Publication statusSubmitted - 15 Jan 2019
SeriesIslamic History and Civilization
ISSN0929-2403

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