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Title: A Note on Western Travellersí Observations on Mamluk Economy
Authors: Wan Kamal Mujani
Aff: Institute of West Asian Studies (IKRAB), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
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Keywords: Western; Travellers; Observation; Mamluk; Economy
Abstract:The aim of this short article is to discuss the contribution of western travellers in documenting the Mamluk
economy during their visits to Egypt and Syria. It is important to note that these accounts are crucial in that they
refer to a number of phenomena which may have seemed to contemporary Mamluk historians to be too banal to
be recorded in their chronicles