As stated in the editors Comments this is: "Extracts from an Arabian manuscripts entitled "ESSULOUK LI MARISET IL DUVEL IL MULOUK" ; that is to say, " The Road to Knowledge of the Reigns of Kings." It is the History of the Sultans Curdes-Eioubites, of the race of Saladin, and of the two Dynasties that have reigned in Egypt ; the one of Turkish slaves, known under the name of MAMELUKES-BAHARITES, the other of Circassians. This Work was composed by MAKRISI, who was born en the 769th year of the Hegira, or one hundred and twenty years after the expedition St. Louis." This chronicle was published as an Appendix to the Lord Joinville's "Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France."