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Mamluks in the Modern Egyptian Mind

Changing the Memory of the Mamluks, 1919-1952

Authors: Sung, Il Kwang

  • Casts new light on historical representations of MamluksCritiques contemporary application of collective memory in EgyptEngages with scholarly and popular literature to provide a comprehensive analysis of depictions of the Mamluks

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This book explores how modern Egyptians understand the Mamluks and reveals the ways in which that historical memory is utilized for political and ideological purposes. It specifically examines the representations of the Mamluks from two historical periods: the Mamluk Sultanate era (1250–1517) and the Mamluks under the Ottoman era (1517–1811) focusing mostly on the years 1760–1811. Although the Mamluks have had a great impact on the Egyptian collective memory and modern thought, the subject to date has hardly been researched seriously, with most analyses given to stereotypical negative representations of the Mamluks in historical works. However, many Egyptian historians and intellectuals presented the Mamluk era positively, and even symbolized the Sultans as national icons. This book sheds light on the heretofore-neglected positive dimensions of the multifaceted representations of the Mamluks and addresses the ways in which modern Egyptians utilize that collective memory.

About the authors

Sung Il Kwang is a Research Fellow in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. He was a correspondent of Yonhap News Agency in Jerusalem (2008-2012). He was Secretary of the Korean Association of Middle Eastern Studies. He received his PhD from Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sung, Il Kwang

    Pages 3-17

  • Representations of the Mamluks in School Textbooks (1921–1949)

    Sung, Il Kwang

    Pages 19-41

  • Representations of the Mamluks in ‘Ābdīn Project Historians’ Literatures

    Sung, Il Kwang

    Pages 43-56

  • Prologue: Historical Novel and Egyptian Nationalism

    Sung, Il Kwang

    Pages 59-63

  • Representations of the Mamluks in Historical Novels and Plays

    Sung, Il Kwang

    Pages 65-121

Buy this book

eBook £51.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54830-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £65.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55712-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mamluks in the Modern Egyptian Mind
Book Subtitle
Changing the Memory of the Mamluks, 1919-1952
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54830-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54830-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55712-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 239
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