Mamluk Glass, crafted between 1250-1450CE, showcases intricate designs and vibrant colors

Mamluk Glass 1250-1400CE

This is the latest version of an electronic library of resources supporting the exhibition devoted to glass production under the Mamluk rulers of Egypt. It offers free and immediate access to online resources for anyone wanting to explore further the context of the museum’s artifacts.  As the museum develops, more resources, in more languages, will be added. Subscribers to the newsletter will receive updates on all new developments. Any suggestions for additions to this list will be welcome.

Mamluk Glass

Brosh, N., ‘Mamluk Glass Workshops in Jerusalem: Marvered Glass’, Proceedings of the 9th ICAANE, June 9th–13th, University of Basel. Basel, 2014.357-368.

Carboni, S., ‘Fifteenth-Century Enameled and Gilded Glass Made for the Mamluks: The End of an Era, the Beginning of a New One’, Orient39, 2004.69-78.

Carboni, S., e.a. Glass of the Sultans, New York, 2001

Colomban, P., e.a. ’Pigments and enamelling/gilding technology of Mamluk mosque lamps and bottle’, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy43(12), 2012 pp.1975-1984.

Hess, C. (ed) The Arts of Fire. Islamic influences on glass and ceramics on the Italian Renaissance, 2004.

Jenkins, M. Islamic Glass. A brief history, New York

Maḥmūd, S.M., ‘Star Pattern on Mamluk Enameled Glass’, Bulletin of the Center Papyrological Studies33(1), 2016.43-52.

Ward, R., ‘Big Mamluk Buckets’, Annales du 16e Congrès de l’Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre, 2003, 182-85.

Ward, R. ´A Mamluk Enameled Bucket and Experiments in Glass Production’ in S. Blair and J. Bloom, God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty, 2013

Ward, R. ‘Mosque Lamps and Enamelled Glass: Getting the Dates RightThe Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria -Evolution and Impact, 2012


Mamluk History

Aigle, D. ‘Legitimizing A Low-Born, Regicide Monarch: The Case Of The Mamluk Sultan Baybars And The Ilkhans In The Thirteenth Century’ in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx, 18pp

Al-Sulaiman, S. ‘Make-Up Products and the Beauty of Egyptian Women during the Mamluk Period (648-923H/1250-1517)’, XXXXXXX, 18pp

Amitai, R.. ‘Mamluks of Mongol origin and their role in early Mamluk political life’, Mamluk Studies Review 12, 1, 2008, 119-137.

Apellaniz, F.J. News on the Bulaq : a Mamluk-Venetian memorandum on Asian trade, AD 1503, EUI Working paper, HEC 2016/01, 29pp

Banister, M. ‘‘Naught remains to the caliph but his title’: Revisiting Abbasid authority in Mamluk Cairo’,  Mamlūk Studies Review 18, 2014,  219-245.

Ben-Bassat, Y. (ed) Developing Perspectives in Mamluk History Essays in Honor of Amalia Levanoni, Leiden, 2017, 92p’

Behrens-Abouseif, D. ‘Craftsmen, upstarts and Sufis in the late Mamluk period’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 74, 3, 2011, 375-395.

Behrens-Abouseif, D., ‘The mahmal legend and the pilgrimage of the ladies of the Mamluk court’,  Mamluk Studies Review 1, 1997, 87-96.

Broadbridge, A.F. ‘Mamluk Legitimacy and the Mongols: The Reigns of Baybars and Qalawun’ Mamluk Studies Review5, , 2001, 91-118.

Elbendary, A.A., ‘The Sultan, The Tyrant, and the Hero: Changing Medieval Perceptions of al-Zahir Baybars’, Mamluk Studies Review, 5, 2001, 141-157.

Filipau, A. ‘Relations Between the Mamluk State In Egypt and “Tatars” In 1252–1281’, XXXX, 2, 2019, 35-40.

Firdaus, Y.R. e.a. Rise And Fall Of Mamluk Sultanate. The Struggle Against Mongols and Crusaders in Holy War, Al-Adjan. Journal of Religious Studies, 1, 1, 2020, 14-28

Fischel, W.J. ‘The Spice Trade in Mamluk Egypt: A Contribution to the Economic History of Medieval Islam’, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 1, 2 , 1958, 157-174.

Frenkel, Y. ‘Some Notes Concerning the Trade and Education of Slave-Soldiers during the Mamluk Era’, in R. Amitai and C. Cluse (eds) Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean (c. 1000‒1500 ce), Turnhout, 2017, 187-212.

Fuess, A. Waqfization in the late Mamluk Empire: A deliberate policy or chaos management? EGY Landscape Working Paper 1, 2020. 13pp

Fuess, A. ‘Was Cyprus a Mamluk protectorate? Mamluk policies toward Cyprus between 1426 and 1517’, Journal of Cyprus Studies, 11, 28/29, 2005, 11-29.

Haarmann, U. ‘Arabic in speech, Turkish in lineage: Mamluks and their sons in the intellectual life of fourteenth-century Egypt and Syria’, Journal of Semitic Studies 33, 1, 1988, 81-114.

Hirschler, Konrad. ‘Studying Mamluk historiography. From source-criticism to the cultural turn’, in S. Conerman (ed) Ubi sumus? Quo Vedemus? Mamluk Studies – State of the Art, Bonn, 2013, 159-186.

Igarashi, D. ‘The Private Property and Awqaf of the Circassian Mamluk Sultans: The Case of Barqiiq’, Orient, 43, 2008, 167-106

Igarashi, D. and T. Ito, ‘An Overview of Recent Studies on Women and Family in Mamluk Society’, Orient, 54, 2019, 1–6

Iliushina, M, The Origins of the Circassian Mamluks a Subject of Myth-Making, SSNR, 2014, 13pp Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 64/HUM/2014, 13pp

Jensen, K.E.  The Mamluk Lancer. A philological study of Nihāyat al-suʾl wa-ʾl-ʾumnīya fī taʿlīm ʾaʿmāl al-furūsīya, MA Thesis, Oslo, 2013, 136pp

Kunduzay, A., e.a.  ‘The Novel “Hizanat Shamail” and The Mamluk Sultanate’, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 197, 2015, 543-548.

Levanoni, A., ‘The Mamluk conception of the Sultanate’, International Journal of Middle East Studies26, 3, 1994, 373-392.

Levanoni, A. ‘Food and cooking during the Mamluk Era: Social and political implications’, Mamluk Studies Review 9, 2, 2005, 222-201.

Mamluk Studies Review, 5, 2015

Massoud, S.G. An Analysis of the Annalistic Sources of the Early Mamluk Circassian Period, Volume One, PhD Thesis, Montreal, 2005, 580pp

Mauder, C. ‘Being Persian in Late Mamluk Egypt: The Construction and Significance of Persian Ethnic Identity in the Salons of Sultan Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 906–922/1501–1516)’, Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā, 28, 2020, 376-408

Muhanna, E.I. ‘The Sultan’s New Clothes: Ottoman–Mamluk Gift Exchange In The Fifteenth Century’, IMuqarnas, 27, 2011, 189-208.

Mujani, W.K. ‘The expenses of Mamluk army during the Burji period’, Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, 6, 3, 2012), 303-309.

Mujani, W.K. and Borsch, S. ‘The Peasants during the Mamlūk Period: How They Have Struggled’, Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies,  1, 3, 2015, 261-272.

Nicolle, D and A. McBride, The Mamluks 1250-1517, 1993, 47pp

Pahlitzsch, J. ‘The Mamluks and Cyprus: Transcultural Relations between Muslim and Christian Rulers in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Fifteenth Century’ in XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

I Perho, ‘Climbing the ladder: Social mobility in the Mamluk period’Mamluk Studies Review15, 1, 2011, 19-35.

I Perho, ‘The Arabian Nights as a source for daily life in the Mamluk period’, Studia Orientalia Electronica,

Petry, C.F. ‘” Quis Custodiet Custodes?” Revisited: The Prosecution of Crime in the Late Mamluk Sultanate.’ Quis Custodiet (1998). 18pp

Rapoport, Y. ‘Women and gender in Mamluk society: An overview’ (2007).

Rapoport, Y. ‘Royal Justice and Religious law: siyāsah and Shariʿah under the Mamluks’,  Mamluk Studies Review 16, 71, 2012, 71- 102.

Sidarus, A.Y., ‘The Mamluk Historian al-Amīr Baybars al-Manṣūrī al-Dawādār (d. 725/1325) and his Coptic Secretary al-Qiss al-Shams Abū alBarakāt Ibn Kabar (d. 724/1324) (A New Assessment)’, American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Research, 4, 1, 2020, 141-148

Steenbergen, J. van, ‘The Mamluk sultanate as a military patronage state: household politics and the case of the Qalawunid bayt (1279-1382)’, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 56, 2013, 189-217

Steward, A. The Mamluks and the Armenian kingdom during the reigns of King Hetùm II (1289-1307), PhD Thesis, St. Andrews, 184pp

Walker, B. J. ‘The role of agriculture in Mamluk-Jordanian power relations’,  Bulletin d’études orientales Supplément LVII (2008), 79-99.

Wing, P. ‘The decline of the Ilkhanate and the Mamluk sultanate’s eastern frontier’, Mamluk Studies Review, 11, 2, 2007, 77-88.

Winter, M. and A. Levanoni (eds) The Mamluks in Egyptian and Syrian Politics and Society, 2000, 460pp

Yosef, K. Ethnic Groups, Social Relationships and Dynasty in the Mamluk Sultanate (1250-1517)’, ASK Working Paper, 06, 2012, 15pp.

Yosef, K. ‘The Term Mamluk and Slave Status during the Mamluk Sultanate’, Al-Qantara, 34, 1 2013, 7-34.

Zaimeche, S. The Mamluks in History, FSTC 2004, 10pp


Mamluk Art

Abou-Khatwa, N. Calligraphers, Illuminators and Patrons: Mamluk Qur’an Manuscripts from 1341-1412 AD in light of the collection of the National Library of Egypt, PhD Thesis Toronto

Ahmed, O.M.M. ‘Manufacturing Wooden and Armored Doors in the Mamluk Era’, XXXXXXX, 2021, 2071-1092.

Brosh, N. ‘Mamluk Glass Workshops in Jerusalem: Marvered Glass’, Proceedings of the 9th ICAANE, June 9th–13th, University of Basel. 2014, 357-368.

Cipriani, B, and W.W. Lau. ‘Construction Techniques in Medieval Cairo: The Domes of Mamluk Mausolea (1250 AD-1517A. D.).’ In Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Construction History, 29, 2006, 695-716.

Jenkins, M. ‘Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery: foundations for future study’, Muqarnas 2 (1984): 95-114.

Malhis, S. ‘Narratives in Mamluk architecture: Spatial and perceptual analyses of the madrassas and their mausoleums’, Frontiers of Architectural Research, 5, 1, 2016, 74-90.

Mols, L.E.M. Mamluk metalwork fittings in their artistic and architectural context, PhD Thesis, Leiden, 2006.

Nashef, K., e.a. ‘From Ceramics to Social Theory: Reflections on Mamluk Archaeology Today’, Mamlūk Studies Review, 14, 1, 2010, 3-19

Rabat, N. ‘Perception of architecture in Mamluk sources’, Mamluk Studies Review6, 2002, 155-176.

Rabat, N. ‘Mamluk History through Architecture: Monuments, Culture and Politics in Medieval Egypt and Syria’, American Journal of Social Sciences, 29,4, 2010, 5pp

Sadeq, M. ‘Mamluk Cartouches and Blazons Displayed in the Museum of Islamic Arts, Doha; an Art Historic Study’, International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, 4, 2, 2014, 138-143.

Stern, E.J. ‘The Crusader, Mamluk and Early Ottoman-Period Pottery’from Khirbat Din ‘ila: Typology, Chronology, Production and Consumption Trends‘. Atiqot, 78, 2014, 71-104.

Wahby, A. and D. Montasse, ‘The Ornamented Domes of Cairo : the Mamluk Mason’s Challenge’, XXXXXXXX

Walker, B.J. Ceramic evidence for political transformations in early Mamluk Egypt, XXXXXXXX, 2004, 114pp

Walker, B.J. Rethinking Mamluk Textiles, Mamlük Studies Review, 4, 2020, 167-217

Woo, B. ‘Overview of Islamic Art and Architecture: The Mamluk Period (1250 – 1517’, SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 7, 3, 2020, 11-15