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The rise and rule of Tamerlane

Author: Beatrice Forbes Manz
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Canto edView all editions and formats
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In the first full study of an extraordinary person, Beatrice Forbes Manz examines Tamerlane as the founder of a nomad conquest dynasty and as a supremely talented individual, raising many current  Read more...

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Named Person: Timur; Timur
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice Forbes Manz
ISBN: 0521633842 9780521633840 0521345952 9780521345958 0521406145 9780521406147
OCLC Number: 912127332
Description: xi, 227 p : ill ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Ulus Chaghatay in the mid fourteenth century; 3. Temur's rise to power: the politics of the Ulus Chaghatay; 4. Temur's army of conquest: the Ulus Chaghatay; 5. Temur's army of conquest: outsiders and conquered peoples; 6. Structure and function in Temur's administration; 7. The struggle for succession; 8. Conclusion; Appendix A. The powers of the Ulus Chaghatay; Appendix B. Members of Temur's family; Appendix C. The formal administrative structure; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Beatrice Forbes Manz.

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