The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane

The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane The great nomad conqueror Tamerlane rose to power in on the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led his armies to the conquest of much of its territory from Russia to India from Turkestan to Anatoli

  • Title: The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane
  • Author: Beatrice Forbes Manz
  • ISBN: 9780521406147
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • The great nomad conqueror Tamerlane rose to power in 1370 on the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led his armies to the conquest of much of its territory, from Russia to India, from Turkestan to Anatolia He was the last such ruler to unite the settled and steppe regions of Eurasia, and his career thus marks a transition in the history of the Middle East and Inner Asia fromThe great nomad conqueror Tamerlane rose to power in 1370 on the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led his armies to the conquest of much of its territory, from Russia to India, from Turkestan to Anatolia He was the last such ruler to unite the settled and steppe regions of Eurasia, and his career thus marks a transition in the history of the Middle East and Inner Asia from the period of nomad conquest and rule to that of the ascendency of the settled world In this book, the first full scholarly study of Tamerlane, Beatrice Forbes Manz examines Tamerlane as the founder of a nomad conquest dynasty, sharing many traits with earlier nomad leaders, and also as a supremely talented individual Using Tamerlane s career to examine many questions of broad historical and anthropological interest, Dr Manz discusses the mechanisms of state formation, the dynamics of tribal politics, and the relations of tribes to central leadership The study examines Tamerlane s methods of control over both nomad and settled, and the relations between the two groups under him as well as his transformation of the political culture of the tribal confederation within which he rose to power.

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    1. Tamberlane died in 1405, in his 70s or even 80s (his date of birth is unknown), on the verge of beginning an invasion of China. During the previous twenty years he had led armies from Lake Balkhash to Baghdad from Delhi towards Moscow. His army was a nomadic one, its passage like an entire nation with women, children and livestock moving from one pasture to another. He had defeated the Golden Horde, the Ottoman Turks and the Mamluks, he had received the embassy of Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo from Ca [...]

    2. Çağatay Ulusunun iç ilişkilerine fazlaca değindiği için beklediğim gibi değildi. savaşlar ve dış ilişkiler birkaç sayfayı geçmiyordu. Yıldırım Beyazıd ve Altınordu meselesinden bile birkaç paragrafta bahsedilmişti.

    3. my aunt beatrice textbooky but she is a professor, after all great for anyone really interested in persia/middle east studies she's brilliant but heady :D

    4. Puanım "it was ok". Kitaptan beklentilerim daha farklı olunca biraz düşük derecelendirdim. Başlangıçta Timur'un devasa imparatorluğundan, kısa sürede geniş bir coğrafyaya hükmetmesinden bahsedince "işte aradığım kitap" diyerek dış politikadaki hünerleri, askeri stratejileri, hükümdar olunca yaptığı değişiklikleri ve etkilerini daha detaylı görmeyi beklerken; genel olarak Timur'un devlet teşkilatlanması ve ağırlıklı olarak iç politikayı ilgilendiren konuları [...]

    5. if you are looking for the political history about Chagatays, thats what you looking for. on the other hand Manz's book is not adequate about the cultural(especialy art, literature and architecture) situation of Chagatays.

    6. I hadn't realized Tamerlane was heading to Ming China when he finally kicked it; talk about over-ambitious!

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