1st November at the Institute of History and Ethnology named after Sh.Sh. Ualikhanov, a presentation of the book by a member of the Union of Writers of Kazakhstan, Honored Worker of the Diplomatic Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan Saki Kairat Uzakuly “Baibars – Sultan of the Mamluks from Desht-i Kipchak” took place. The presentation ceremony was attended by the director of the institute, doctor of historical sciences, professor, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan Z.E. Kabyldinov, Deputy Director for Science, candidate of historical sciences Sh.B. Tleubaev, senior expert of the Institute, candidate of historical sciences A.K. Shashaev, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Historiography, Source Studies and Modern Methodology A.T. Kaipbaeva and Associate Professor of Omsk State University named after F.M. Dostoevsky, V.K. Cherepanov.
The director of the institute, Ziyabek Yermukhanovich, who spoke first, expressed gratitude to the author for his ability to combine diplomatic activities with historical research. He reviewed and shared his opinion about the book by Kairat Uzakuly. Corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan Z. Kabyldinov noted that this year marks the 800th anniversary of the birth of Sultan Baibars (Beybars), and that the publication of the work during the anniversary is also of great importance. Moreover, until this time, books about the ruler of Egypt were published mainly in the Kazakh language.
The author of the book, who is now the director of the Center for Baybars Studies at the Egyptian University of Islamic Culture, began his speech by thanking the management and staff of the institute for supporting the publication. He also touched on his previous works and difficulties that arose during the research. He shared his future scientific plans.
Ziyabek Kabyldinov spoke about the seven-volume work, a large-scale work being prepared by the scientists of the institute, and said that the relationship between the Mamluks and the Golden Horde will be reflected in the third volume as a separate paragraph. At the end of the presentation, the participants were presented with the new publication being presented.