2014 Conference

Panel 12: "The Rise of the Mamlukes in Egypt: The Mongol Destruction of the Abbasid Caliphate "

Tyler Long, University of Wyoming

Panel Chair: Dr. Nesheim

Description

In the 1200’s the Mongol Horde forever changed the world. The Abbasid Caliphate was a pinnacle of human achievement in power, science, medicine, and the arts. That would soon come to end during the sack, and destruction of Baghdad by the Mongol Horde. The elimination of the Abbasid Caliphate then created a power vacuum in the Muslim world in which the rising power of the Mamlukes came to a head and allowed them the chance to extend their power out from their power base in Egypt. The Mamlukes then would even win major battles against the Mongols and would rule in Egypt for centuries until their subjugation by the Ottomans.

 
Apr 12th, 2:15 PM Apr 12th, 3:30 PM

Panel 12: "The Rise of the Mamlukes in Egypt: The Mongol Destruction of the Abbasid Caliphate "

Business Building, Room #8

In the 1200’s the Mongol Horde forever changed the world. The Abbasid Caliphate was a pinnacle of human achievement in power, science, medicine, and the arts. That would soon come to end during the sack, and destruction of Baghdad by the Mongol Horde. The elimination of the Abbasid Caliphate then created a power vacuum in the Muslim world in which the rising power of the Mamlukes came to a head and allowed them the chance to extend their power out from their power base in Egypt. The Mamlukes then would even win major battles against the Mongols and would rule in Egypt for centuries until their subjugation by the Ottomans.