Diplomacy and the slave trade in the eastern mediterranean: A re-examination of the mamluk-byzantine-genoese triangle in the late thirteenth century in light of the existing early correspondence

Reuven Amitai*

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Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)349-368
Number of pages20
JournalOriente Moderno
Volume88
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Funding Information:
I - This research was supported by a grant from the G.I.F., the German-Israel Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. I am grateful to Dr. Christoph Cluse and Ms. Annika Stello, M.A., both from Trier University, Germany, for reading an earlier version of this paper. Their comments and our discussions helped clarify some of the issues raised here. In this paper, I use mamluk with a small initial "m" to refer to military slaves in general, while Mamluk with a capital "M" will refer to the Sultanate established and rule by officers of slave origin (and the "Mamluks" will refer to this specific ruling group). 2- See, e.g., R. Amitai-Preiss, "An Exchange of Letters in Arabic between Abaya Ilkhan and Sultan Baybars (A.H. 667 / A.O. 1268-9)", Central Asiatic journal, 38 (1994), 11-33; D. Aigle, "La legitimite islamique des invasions de la Syrie par Ghazan Khan", Eurasian Studies, 511-2 (2006), 5-29; and the excellent new study A.F. Broadbridge, Kingship and Ideology in the Islamic and Mongol Worlds, Cambridge, 2008.

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