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The legendary biographies of Tamerlane

Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia

by Ron Sela

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Legends,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Popular culture,
  • Influence,
  • Heroes in literature,
  • Biography as a literary form,
  • Islam and literature,
  • In literature,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRon Sela
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 164 p.
    Number of Pages164
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27070310M
    ISBN 100521517060
    ISBN 109780521517065
    OCLC/WorldCa751825417

    This epic poem gives an account of a Turkic ruler named Tamerlane, who conquered kingdoms to win power, while giving up that which his heart desired most. Despite the fact that his first published works were books of poetry, during his lifetime Edgar Allan Poe was recognized more for his literary criticism and prose than his poetry/5.   After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire by John Darwin pp, Allen Lane, £ In the autumn of , Tamerlane embarked on what would be his last campaign.

    This is a very good book, a highly efficient biography (in so far as this can be achieved) and history of the Emperor Timur/Tamerlane, about whose astonishing conquests in vast swathes of central Asia, India, and the borders of Europe and China too little is generally known/5(65). Tamerlane. Short Biography, facts and interesting information about Tamerlane the life of a famous historical character during the Middle Ages. Tamerlane The story and biography of Tamerlane which contains interesting information, facts & the history about the life of this Medieval person of historical importance. Tamerlane lived from -

    Reviews of Books The Legendary Biographies of Tamerlane: Islam and Heroic Apocrypha in Central Asiaron. By sela. Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization. New York: caMBridGe university Press, Pp. xvii + $ The purpose of this concise volume . Tamerlane, dramatic monologue by Edgar Allan Poe, published in Tamerlane and Other Poems () and revised in later editions of the book, which he initially published anonymously at age Like much of Poe’s early verse, “Tamerlane” shows the influence of the Romantic poets, in particular Lord Byron, with its themes of youthful loss, idealistic longing, and universal truths; it also.


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Book Description 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 centuries after his death in the form of fictional by: Book Description 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 centuries after his death in the form of fictional : Ron Sela. Timur (or The legendary biographies of Tamerlane book 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 : Cambridge University Press.

The Legendary Biographies of Tamerlane 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 biog-raphies, authored anonymously in Persian and Turkic.

In his book "The Legendary Biographies of Tamerlane," historian Ron Sela has argued that they were based on ancient manuscripts but serve as "a manifest against the corruption of rulers and officials, a call to respect Islamic traditions, and an attempt to situate Central Asia within a greater geopolitical and religious sphere."Author: Kallie Szczepanski.

Because the legendary biographies originated when and where they did--within Central Asia starting in the early eighteenth century--Sela is able to disprove the scholarly claim that Timur's legacy vanished from the region within a century of his death, surviving only in Mughal India, Safavid Iran, and the Ottoman empire until reappearing in Central Asia in the early twentieth century as a result of Soviet.

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Kulliyat-e Farsi Taymurnamah (literally, The biographical account of Timur) is a biography of Timur or Tamerlane (−), the Turkic-Mongolian founder of the Timurid dynasty and lineage.

It chronicles in detail his personal, political, and military life, including campaigns and conquests, and events in the regions of present-day Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Iran.

Timur instead used the title of Amir meaning general, and acting in the name of the Chagatai ruler of Transoxania. To reinforce this position, Timur claimed the title Guregen (royal son-in-law) when he married Saray Mulk Khanum, a princess of Chinggisid : Gur-e-Amir, Samarkand.

The book is about Timur (Tamerlane), the Tatar-Turko-Mongolian Warlord who spent much of the late 14th century sacking every urban center east of Izmir, Turkey.

The book is arranged in a somewhat chronological manner, tracing the steps of our hero from his humble beginnings as the son of a minor warlord into becoming the Ok this is a strange one and I think it warrants a review/5.

The legendary biographies of Tamerlane: Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia / Ron Sela. – (Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization) Includes bibliographical references and index. Timur, also called Timur the Lame and Tamerlane, Turkic conqueror, chiefly remembered for the barbarity of his conquests from India and Russia to the Mediterranean Sea and for the cultural achievements of his dynasty.

Learn more about Timur’s life and conquests in this article. Expandir/contraer sinopsis 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 : Cambridge University Press.

The Legendary Biographies of Tamerlane: Islam and Heroic Apocrypha in Central Asia. (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization.) xviii, pp. New York: Cambridge University Press, £ ISBN 5. doi: 7/S 1 X 1 Sela's well-argued and concise study of a group of Persian and Turkic heroic stories.

"Review of: Ron Sela, The Legendary Biographies of Tamerlane. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, " Journal of Islamic Studies 24(): The legendary biographies of Tamerlane: Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia. [Ron Sela] -- "Timur (or Tamerlane) is famous as the fourteenth-century conqueror of much of Central Eurasia and the founder of the Timurid dynasty.

Timur (9 April – 17 or 18 February ) was a Turco-Mongol conqueror, the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Cental Asia, and the first ruler in the Timurid dynasty. In Turkic, timur means iron. In some sources, he is known as Temūr, Temür, Amir Timur, Timur-i lang, or Tamerlane.

In Persian, Timur-i lang means Temur the Lame. Tamerlane: The Ultimate Warrior- Map Edition () In this Third Edition, little-known fourteenth century Muslim leader who inspired a vast army of Islamic followers to swarm through central and western Asia in a conquering wave, has been captured in the first complete history using narrative form by Roy Stier.A rigorous scholarly appraisal of the legendary biographies of Tamerlane.

The book sheds light not only on the character of Tamerlane and how he was remembered by many generations after his demise, but also on the era in which the biographies were written and how they were received by the local populace during an age of crisis.Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World Read description A powerful account of the life of Tamerlane the Great (), the last master nomadic power, one of history’s most extreme tyrants, and the subject of Marlowe’s famous play.