The list of the Nubian conquests of Baybars according to Ibn Šaddād (1217–1285) Cover Image

La liste des conquêtes nubiennes de Baybars selon Ibn Šaddād (1217–1285)
The list of the Nubian conquests of Baybars according to Ibn Šaddād (1217–1285)

Author(s): Robin Seignobos
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Egyptian–Nubian relations; toponymy; settlement history; Mamluk historiography
Summary/Abstract: Until recently, the list of Nubian towns and territories allegedly conquered by the Mamluks during Baybars’s reign (1260–1277) was known only through late or corrupt versions such as the one preserved in the chronicle of al-Mufaḍḍal b. Abī Faḍā’il (completed before 1358). Recent research by the author in the corpus of Mamluk annals and chronicles allowed the original source to be identified as Ibn Šaddād’s biography of Baybars completed shortly after the sultan’s death in 1277. The present contribution provides a critical edition of this text based on the unique manuscript of this work (Edirne, Selimiye kütüphanesi, 2306) followed by a detailed commentary, which aims at identifying or locating the many place names mentioned in it. The list may also offer new insights into the settlement history of the kingdom of Makuria in the late medieval period.

  • Page Range: 553-577
  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English, French, German