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Badr al-Din Lu'lu'

Auteur : Douglas Patton
Éditeur : University of Washington Press Date & Lieu : 1991, Washington
Préface : Pages : 114
Traduction : ISBN : 0-295-97156-8
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 130x210mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Eng. Pat. Bad. N° 4487Thème : Histoire

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Badr al-Din Lu'lu'

Badr al-Dm Lu'lu'

Douglas Patton

University of Washington

At the time of his death in 657/1259, Badr al-Din Lu’lu’ had ruled the city of Mosul for more than forty years.1 During his remarkable career he rose from mamluk to sultan, usurping the throne of his master's descendants and establishing his rule in his own name. As an independent ruler, he exploited the growing weakness of the Ayyubid dynasty and expanded Mosul's dominion to an extent nearly as great as it had been a century before under the early Zangids. In his efforts to secure and expand his territory, he supported al-Salih Ayyub, the Ayyubid ruler most dependent on mamluk power, and thereby indirectly fostered mamluk usurpation of Ayyubid rule in Egypt. He also cultivated the favor of the Mongols and willingly supported their invasion of Iraq, thus playing a role in the overthrow of the 'Abbasid Caliphate and the establishment of Mongol rule. Despite his important part in these dramatic transformations, Lu’lu’ is today known almost exclusively as a patron of the arts and as Mosul's ruler during a period of great artistic brilliance.2
The obscurity of Lu’lu”s political career does not arise from any lack of historical material. The medieval historians fully appreciated his importance, and ...

Douglas Patton received his Ph.D. in Islamic history at New York University. He currently resides in Seattle and is a member of the Middle East Center of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

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