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According to alMaqrizi, who tended to equate the consequences of the plague with the oppression practised by the regime, mortality during the epidemic of – was ‘terrible among the mamluks inhabiting the barracks: there died in this epidemic about one thousand. ’3 In Sultan Barquq inaugurated the Burji line of Circassian rulers. The change indicated the increasing costs and difficulties of obtaining Turkish boy slaves on the Kipchak steppe, partly as a result of the plague. Egypt had hardly begun to recover from the dislocation of the epidemics when a further wave of mixed Mongol and Turkish invaders led by the great conqueror Timur (Tamarlane) broke upon the northern frontiers of the Mamluk empire.
These last, often given the generic name of Banu Hilal, had begun their expansion from the Egyptian province of Cyrenaica during the eleventh and twelfth centuries by moving across the steppe country of Tripolitania and southern Tunisia, towards the Atlas foothills and the desert fringes to the south of them. By the fourteenth century their vanguard had reached the Atlantic seaboard of Morocco and Mauritania. The Banu Hilal have traditionally been presented as a destructive element in Maghribi society.
Then, once again, students from all over the western Islamic lands gathered under the university’s 1 2 Ibn Khaldun, Muqaddimah (London, ), p. . Cited in Michael Brett and Werner Forman, The Moors (London, ), p. . Ifriqiya and the Regencies ample colonnades to sit at the feet of learned professors of scripture and tradition, and the Maliki version of the shari a law derived from them. Alongside the formal and legalistic religious precepts of the Malikite school, however, there flourished the more popular Sufi practices of Muslims in the towns and countryside of Ifriqiya, so much so that a school of Sufi learning was established at Kayrawan.
Anglo-Boer Wars: The British and the Afrikaners 1815-1902 by Michael Barthorp