Cover Illustration: Timur receiving gifts from the Mamluk ambassadors (Ẓafarnāma of Sharaf al-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī, Iran, Shiraz, 839/1436). Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts. Keir Collection, England.
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Names: Bauden, Frédéric, editor. | Dekkiche, Malika, editor.
Title: Mamluk Cairo, a crossroads for embassies : studies on diplomacy and diplomatics / Edited by Frédéric Bauden, Malika Dekkiche.
Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill,  | Series: Islamic history and civilization : studies and texts, ISSN 0929-2403 ; Volume 161 | Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 9789004384637 (E-book) | ISBN 9789004384620 (hardback : alk. paper)
Subjects: LCSH: Mamelukes. | Egypt–Foreign relations. | Egypt–History–1250-1517.
Classification: LCC DT96 (ebook) | LCC DT96 .M21535 2019 (print) | DDC 327.62009/02–dc23
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