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The Delhi Sultanate : a political and military history

Author: Peter Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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The book traces the history of the Delhi Sultanate, the first Islamic state established in India. This represents the first comprehensive treatment of the period and it will make a significant  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jackson
ISBN: 0521543290 9780521543293 0521404770 9780521404778
OCLC Number: 962878727
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 367 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The background; Part I. The Thirteenth Century: 2. From Ghurid Province to Delhi Sultanate; 3. Sultans and sources; 4. Turks, Tajiks and Khalaj; 5. The centre and the provinces; 6. The Mongol threat; 7. Raid, conquest and settlement; Part II. The Zenith of the Sultanate: 8. Sultans, saints and sources; 9. The Khalji and Tughluqid nobility; 10. An age of conquest; 11. The Chaghadayid invasions; 12. The military, the economy and administrative reform; 13. Stupor mundi: the reign of Muhammad b. Tughluq; 14. The Sultans and their Hindu subjects; 15. Stasis and decline: Firuz Shah and his successors; Epilogue.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Peter Jackson.

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