Shrines Sponsored by Sultans

  • Andrew Petersen
Part of the Heritage Studies in the Muslim World book series (HSMW)


This chapter discusses the roles of sultans and other high Mamluk officials in the creation and embellishment of shrines. Significantly, the chapter shows that although shrines existed in Palestine before the Mamluks, they did not become a significant architectural feature of the landscape until after the Crusades. It is also apparent that the early Mamluk sultans sponsored shrines connected either with early Islamic history or biblical history but did not seem interested in commemorating the graves of warriors of the faith.


Baybars Bilad al-Sham Abu Huryara Nabi Musa 


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  • Andrew Petersen
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  1. 1.University of Wales Trinity Saint DavidCeredigionUK

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