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MAMELUKE (anglicized through the Fren...

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 519 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAMELUKE (anglicized through the French, from the Arabic mantluk, a slave), the name given to a series of Egyptian sultans, originating (1250) in the usurpation of supreme power by the bodyguard of Turkish slaves first formed in Egypt under the successors of Saladin. See EGYPT: History (Moslem period).
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