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>>1291 Bahri Mamluk khassaki
Subjectkhassaki knight
Culture: Kipchak-Mamluk
Setting: Bahri sultanate, Egypt/Mediterranean late 13-14thc
Evolution1186 Polovtsi khan > 1291 Bahri Mamluk khassaki

Context (Event Photos, Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Field Notes)

* Bennett 1998 201
"Mameluke (or Mamluk)  medieval Arabic term denoting troops recruited as slaves, trained, and then freed, serving the Ayyubid caliph.  The Mamelukes were horse-archer lancers who trained to a very high standard by following the furusiya manuals.  During Louis IX of France's invasion of Egypt in 1248-50, the Mamelukes rebelled and one of their number, Qutuz, seized power."