Naqabatul Alshraf Fee Biladisham Fil Asril Mamlouki the Syndicate of Sham( Syria) Land Sherrifs in the Reign of Mamluk Sultanate

Sattam Zuheir Alkhateeb


This study focuses on the syndicate of Shamland Sherrifs during the reign of Mamluk Sultanate. It discussed and investigated the definition of Sherrifs in language and terminology. It also studied the administrative organization of the syndicate and its duties, as well as the salaries of its employees. The study focused on the interest of Mamluk Sultans of the syndicate besides the relationship between sherrifs and society as well as their role in the public activity.

The study concluded that the syndicate of Shamland sherrifs had been a part of the public and social institutions, and obtained the care of Mamluck Sultans who had honored the sherrifs by military ranks and religious and administrative positions. The sherrifs had built strong ties and relations with society individuals, where they had represented the intellect class so there had  included scholars, poets, writers besides the tasks of maintaining the public order and commitment to religion instruction, and participation in the wars and defending Sultanate.

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