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Stephan Conermann


Prof Dr Stephan Conermann is director of the Department of Near Eastern History and Languages at the University of Bonn, where he has been a professor of Islamic Studies since 2003. His research interests include narrative strategies in historiographic texts, transition periods, mobility and immobility, global history, and rule and power. He focuses on the Mamluk and Delhi Sultanates, the Mughal Empire and the Crossroads Area “Transottomanica”.
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History and Society during the Mamluk Period (1250–1517)

Studies of the Annemarie Schimmel Research College I

1. Edition 2014
229 pages
ISBN 978-3-8471-0228-1
Bonn University Press at V&R unipress

Mamluk Studies - Band 005

50,00 €

The authors of this volume discuss a wide range of issues: medicine and non-muslim doctors in Mamluk Cairo, social order in 15th-century Damascus, official reports of natural disasters (ma?a?ir) as sources for Mamluk geography, folk literature, the narrative analysis of ego-documents, the legal system in Damascus during the late Mamluk and early Osman period, and the problems posed by urban planning drawn up at the centre of the empire. All the essays contribute to a better, more differentiated understanding of the Mamluk era. The conributions originated in the Annemarie Schimmel Lecture Series on the History and Society of the Mamluk Era at the University of Bonn. It is the aim of the lecture series to mark new directions in Mamluk research through international and interdisciplinary projects. In this volume, fellows of the first two cohorts present the results of their research.

The authors of this volume address a wide range of fascinating topics: medicine and non-Muslim physicians in Mamluk Cairo, the social order of 15th-century Damascus, official reports on natural disasters (maḥāḍir) as sources of Mamluk geography, folk literature, narrative analysis of ego-documents, the judiciary of Late Mamluk and Early Ottoman Damascus, and the problems of imperial village planning. All contributions lead to a better and more sophisticated understanding of the Mamluk society. The contributions were produced at the Annemarie Schimmel-Kolleg »History and Society of the Mamluk Era« at Bonn University.

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