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  • The mamluks were the Turkish and Circassian military slaves who formed the mainstay of the late Ayyubid army.


  • Standing amidst hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in Tahrir Square seizing control of their destiny it suddenly seemed that our own leaders have become, if not quite pharaohs, then mamluks, more concerned with satisfying their greed for wealth and power than with bringing their countries together to achieve measure of progress and modernity in the new century.

    Mark Levine: History's Shifting Sands

  • His rule (1704–24) and that of his son Ahmad Pasha (1724–34, 1736–47) relied on the service of personal slaves (mamluks), mostly Georgians, who filled key military and administrative positions.


  • Equally significant was the introduction of Turkish slave recruits (mamluks or ghilman) into the Fatimid military and administration.

    e. Egypt and Syria

  • (R) The chief liquor ufed the Bahriyan mamluks, who by the people of Tarrary; It is were Haves from i atary.

    The modern part of an universal history from the earliest accounts to the present time;

  • Arabians:” but the three score mamluks composing their escort were more than a match for 50,000 Badawin.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah


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