Egypt and Syria in the Early Mamluk Period
An Extract from Ibn Fa?l Allah Al-�Umari's Masalik Al-Ab?ar Fi Mamalik Al-Am?ar
Providing a modern English translation of a key selection of Ibn Fadl Allah al-`Umarī’s Masālik al-absār, this book offers a rich description of Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks in the first half of the fourteenth-century A.D. It provides a fascinating snapshot of the physical and administrative geography of this crucial region as well as insights into its society and the organization and functioning of the Mamluk state.
D.S. Richards is an Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford.