Thank you, Christian Mauder!

Thank you, Christian Mauder, for joining us as guest blog editor in October. In case you missed Prof. Mauder's essays on legal culture at the late Mamlūk court, here they are: Legal Diversity at the Late Mamlūk Court Studying Law in the Mamlūk Barracks Enjoying the Law: Legal Riddling at the Mamlūk Court A Sultan … Continue reading Thank you, Christian Mauder!

A Sultan Becomes Caliph: Legal Knowledge and Late Mamlūk Political Thought

By Christian Mauder This is part four in a series of four posts on legal culture at the late Mamlūk court. The governing elite of what is known as the Mamlūk Sultanate is often depicted as decidedly uninterested in notions of Islamic political thought and good governance. Robert Irwin sums up this traditional view of … Continue reading A Sultan Becomes Caliph: Legal Knowledge and Late Mamlūk Political Thought

Enjoying the Law: Legal Riddling at the Mamlūk Court

By Christian Mauder This is part three in a series of four posts on legal culture at the late Mamlūk court. As the rulers of a vast realm in which Islam was the dominant religion, many members of the military elite of the Mamlūk Sultanate (1250–1517) seem to have considered knowledge about Islamic legal norms … Continue reading Enjoying the Law: Legal Riddling at the Mamlūk Court

Studying Islamic Law in the Mamlūk Barracks

By Christian Mauder This is part two in a series of four posts on legal culture at the late Mamlūk court. As former slave soldiers (mamlūks) of non-Muslim origin, many members of the military elite of the Mamlūk Sultanate did not acquire a natural familiarity with Islamic legal norms in their childhood and youth. Many … Continue reading Studying Islamic Law in the Mamlūk Barracks

Legal Diversity at the Late Mamlūk Court

By Christian Mauder This is part one in a series of four posts on legal culture at the late Mamlūk court. Many students of Islamic history are fascinated by the unusual polity that ruled Egypt, Syria, and neighboring regions from about 1250 to 1517 CE. This political entity was dominated by a small elite group … Continue reading Legal Diversity at the Late Mamlūk Court

Welcome to our October Guest Blogger: Christian Mauder

Christian Mauder is Associate Professor in the Study of Religions with Specialization in Islam at the University of Bergen. His research focuses on the intellectual, religious, and social history of the Islamic world during the late middle and early modern periods. His recently published second monograph In the Sultan’s Salon: Learning, Religion and Rulership at … Continue reading Welcome to our October Guest Blogger: Christian Mauder