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The coming of al-Ẓāhir Barqūq to power in 784/13821 heralded what contemporary and modern historians alike describe as the beginning of the Circassian period of the Mamluk Sultanate. The dawn of this new political epoch coincided with pivotal changes occurring at the level of historiography. During the second half of the eighth/fourteenth and the beginning of the ninth/fifteenth centuries, the intellectual scene witnessed the passing of an entire generation of historians, those who had lived through and just beyond the reigns of al-Nāṣir Muḥammad ibn Qalāwūn. The selection of the three annals, 778/1376–7, 793/1390–91 and 804/1401–2, to be subjected to individual source analysis was not done randomly.

Keywords: al-Ẓāhir Barqūq; Early Mamluk Circassian period



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