The Resource Tamerlane : sword of Islam, conqueror of the world, Justin Marozzi

Tamerlane : sword of Islam, conqueror of the world, Justin Marozzi

Label
Tamerlane : sword of Islam, conqueror of the world
Title
Tamerlane
Title remainder
sword of Islam, conqueror of the world
Statement of responsibility
Justin Marozzi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tamerlane (1336-1405) - the successor to Genghis Khan - ranks with Alexander the Great as one of the world's most celebrated conquerors. The details of his life are scarcely known in the West. The name "Tamerlane" is actually a corruption of "Temur the Lame," combining his Asian name with a reference to a crippling injury suffered in his youth. He was born in obscurity and poverty in Central Asia and spent his youth as a sheep stealer and petty thief. Yet by the time he was thirty, he had usurped control of his local tribe and soon transformed his fledgling army into a conquering horde." "Tamerland and his army blazed through Asia, razing cities, torturing captives, and massacring enemies. Many who dared defy him were decapitated, and towers of severed heads soon became chilling monuments to his power. Over the ruins of conquered Baghdad, Tamerlane had his soldiers erect a pyramid of 90,000 enemy heads. Sweeping through Central Asia, sacking, and then rebuilding cities, Tamerlane gradually imposed an iron rule and a refined culture over a vast territory - from Syria to India, from the Mediterranean to Siberia. Author Justin Marozzi traveled in the footsteps of this infamous and enigmatic conqueror, and he draws on his observations to reveal in detail the story of Tamerlane's vast empire."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
GK6
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Marozzi, Justin
Dewey number
950.2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS23
LC item number
.M37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Timur
  • Mongols
  • Conquerors
  • Asia
  • Timur
  • Conquerors
  • Mongols
  • Asia
Label
Tamerlane : sword of Islam, conqueror of the world, Justin Marozzi
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : HarperCollins, ©2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings on the Steppe: 1336-1370 -- Marlowe's 'Scourge of God': 1370-1379 -- 'The greatest and mightiest of kings' -- Conquest in the West: 1379-1387 -- The Golden Horde and the prodigal son: 1387-1395 -- Samarkand, the 'Pearl of the East': 1396-1398 -- India: 1398-1399 -- 'This pilgrimage of destruction': 1399-1401 -- Bayazid the Thunderbolt: 1402 -- The Celestial Empire: 1403-1404 -- 'How that proud tyrant was broken&borne to the house of destruction, where he had his constant seat in the lowest pit of hell': 1404-1405 -- An empire dies, another is born
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 449 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035759691
Label
Tamerlane : sword of Islam, conqueror of the world, Justin Marozzi
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : HarperCollins, ©2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings on the Steppe: 1336-1370 -- Marlowe's 'Scourge of God': 1370-1379 -- 'The greatest and mightiest of kings' -- Conquest in the West: 1379-1387 -- The Golden Horde and the prodigal son: 1387-1395 -- Samarkand, the 'Pearl of the East': 1396-1398 -- India: 1398-1399 -- 'This pilgrimage of destruction': 1399-1401 -- Bayazid the Thunderbolt: 1402 -- The Celestial Empire: 1403-1404 -- 'How that proud tyrant was broken&borne to the house of destruction, where he had his constant seat in the lowest pit of hell': 1404-1405 -- An empire dies, another is born
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 449 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035759691

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