The Mamluks[edit | edit source]

  • The Abassid caliphate needed a larger army to control their vast territories
  • The Abassids distrusted their current army
  • created a large Turkish slave army called the Mamluks
  • The Mamluks became more powerful that they in a way controlled the Caliphate
  • Doing this they created their own empire
  • From then on they were known as the Seljuks
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