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First published in 1967, Muslim Cities in the Later Middle Ages is one of the most influential works in the field of Islamic history. Primarily a study of the main cities of the Mamluk state of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries AD, Professor Lapidus' book serves to provide a framework for understanding the long evolution of Muslim political and social institutions and urban societies. The relationships between military rulers, the bourgeoisie and the common people are presented in a study of wide relevance to social history.
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- Date Published: June 1984
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521277624
- length: 228 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.34kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. A history of cities in the Mamluk empire
2. The Mamluck regime in the life of the cities
3. The urban society
4. The political system: the Mamluck state and the urban notables
5. The political system: the common people between violence and impotence.
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