Education and training under the Mamluks
By Sevak Joseph Manjikian
Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1998
Abstract: This work analyzes the methods the Mamluk Sultanate (1250–1517) used to train and educate its military and religious elite. Three separate classes of people are examined: the Mamluks, the religious elite (‘ ulama‘) and finally the children of the Mamluks (awlad al-nas). It is demonstrated that in order for the Mamluk Sultanate to function properly, both military and religious scholarship were needed. During the Mamluk period, these methods of training and education were not applied in a uniform manner.