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|²⁶⁷In volume 2 | book 3, The Decline of Islamic Literature | Section 2, From the Conquest of Egypt by Sultan Selīm I in 1517 to the Napoleonic Expedition to Egypt in 1798

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After the conquest of Syria and Egypt, the Ottoman Empire was complete. And it did not take long for a lively exchange between the various regions of the eastern Mediterranean to come about, an exchange that was good for trade and for scholarship. The capital Istanbul especially, from where the sultan in his mercy distributed all …

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Carl Brockelmann, “Introduction”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017

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