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Epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker, inspired by the Mamluk slave dynasty of Egypt.
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Chivalrous, ruthless and filthy rich. The Mamluks ruled Egypt for over 300 years.
Slaves, warriors and spies. Get to know Tumanbay's key characters.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Mamluks, medieval rulers of Egypt and Syria.
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Ibn Battuta was one of the world’s great travelers and travel writers of premodern times.
The fascinating ways our predecessors attempted to locate the soul within the body.
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