The Armenian Kingdom and the Mamluks: War and Diplomacy during the Reigns of Het'um II (1289-1307)

Overview

This volume gives an in-depth account of the relations between the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria and the Armenian Kingdom, centred on Cilicia in southern Asia Minor, in the period after the collapse of the Crusader States. As well as diplomatic encounters, the work describes in detail, for example, the course of the Mamluk invasions of Cilicia, and the Armenian involvement with the Mongol invasions of Mamluk Syria.
The work is substantially based on sources written in ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$140.55
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$149.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $124.20   
  • New (1) from $124.20   
  • Used (1) from $224.72   
Sending request ...

Overview

This volume gives an in-depth account of the relations between the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria and the Armenian Kingdom, centred on Cilicia in southern Asia Minor, in the period after the collapse of the Crusader States. As well as diplomatic encounters, the work describes in detail, for example, the course of the Mamluk invasions of Cilicia, and the Armenian involvement with the Mongol invasions of Mamluk Syria.
The work is substantially based on sources written in Arabic in the Mamluk Sultanate. Using them in conjuction with more 'pro-Armenian' sources, it demonstrates the value of these Arabic histories, which provide many new insights and details. Both in its subject, and in its use of sources, this work demonstrates an important new direction for scholars of the Middle East.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004122925
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Medieval Mediterranean Series, #34
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Angus Donal Stewart received his Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History at the University of St. Andrews in 1999.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Note on Place-Names, Names and Dates

Introduction 1

Pt. 1. Historical Background
I. Armenians, Mamluks, Mongols and Franks 33
.......The Armenian Kingdom 33
.......The Mamluks 35
.......The Mongols and the Ilkhanate 38
.......The Franks and the Crusader States 40
II. From the Rise of the Mamluks to the Truce of 684/1285 43
.......Origins of the Mamluk-Armenian Conflict 43
.......The Mamluk Offensive under Baybars 48
.......The Reign of Qalawun 53
.......The Truce of 684/1285 55
Pt. 2. The Reigns of King Het'um II
III. The Reigns of King Het'um II (1289-1307) 65
.......The End of the Crusader States 66
.......The Successors of Hulegu 68
.......The Conquests of al-Ashraf Khalil 71
.......The Abdications of King Het'um 94
.......The Mamluk Campaign of 697/1298 106
.......The Rebellion of Sulemish 128
.......Ghazan's Invasions of Syria 136
.......The Attack on Sis, 701/1302 153
.......The Mamluk Expedition of 703/1304 159
.......The Mamluk Raid into Cilicia, 704-5/1305-6 164
.......The Murder of Het'um 171
.......The Ilkhan Khar-Banda Oljeitu 181
Conclusions 185

Epilogue: The Continued Decline and Eventual Fall of the Armenian Kingdom 185
The Mamluks and the Armenian Kingdom during the Reigns of Het'um II 188
Illustrations 195

Bibliography 199
Index 207

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)