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The legendary biographies of Tamerlane : Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia

Autore: Ron Sela
Editore: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2011.
Serie: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
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"Timur (or Tamerlane) is famous as the fourteenth-century conqueror of much of Central Eurasia and the founder of the Timurid dynasty. His reputation lived on in his native lands and reappeared some three centuries after his death in the form of fictional biographies, authored anonymously in Persian and Turkic. These biographies have become part of popular culture. Despite a direct continuity in their production  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Legends
Persona incaricata: Timur; Timur; Timur; Timur; Timur Lenk; Timur Lenk
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Ron Sela
ISBN: 9780521517065 0521517060
Numero OCLC: 695390015
Descrizione: xvii, 164 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: The origins and usages of Tīmūr's heroic apocrypha --
Tīmūr's birth and childhood --
Youth --
Inauguration and kingship --
Premonitions --
Central Asia in turmoil, 1700-1750.
Titolo della serie: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsabilità: Ron Sela.
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This rigorous scholarly appraisal of the legendary biographies of Tamerlane is the first of its kind in any language.  Per saperne di più…

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