Today in Middle Eastern history: the Massacre at the Citadel (1811)

Egypt's Mamluk Sultanate was ushered to its end by the invading Ottomans in 1517. But while their sultanate ended, the¬†mamluks themselves really didn't go anywhere.¬†The distinctions has to do with the unique nature of the sultanate, so even though this is something you've probably read about before, here if nowhere else, we should review. The … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Massacre at the Citadel (1811)