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Christian-Muslim Diplomacy – Gestures and Words: European Ambassadors and the Mamluk Sultanate

Christian-Muslim Diplomacy – Gestures and Words: European Ambassadors and the Mamluk Sultanate

Paper by Alessandro Rizzo

Given online by the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, in collaboration with the Woolf Institute, on April 20, 2021

Excerpt: Today I would like to deal with the instructions given by Christian powers to their ambassadors sent to the Mamluk sultanate. In particular, I’ll focus on the instructions given by the Republic of Florence to the first envoyssent to Cairo, and i’ll try to compare some aspects of this document with similar documents several. European states established relations with the Mamluk Sultan, which ruled Egypt, Syria and parts of Arabia, between 1250 and 1517.

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Alessandro Rizzo is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Liège. Click here to view his Academia.edu page.

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