How a regime of slave soldiers came to rule much of the Middle East.
Didn't expect this in my email today. Who doesn't love a surprising encounter with the Mamluks!?!?
This was great! And at least speaking for myself, don't apologize about the pod frequency-- the regular world updates alone are a superhuman feat, not to mention all the other stuff you're involved in.
Early on Petry mentions that the three other Islamic empires of the time had good survey books before the Mamluks. Anybody know any of those?