Tamerlane the Earth Shaker

Author: Harold Lamb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780848810726


Page: N.A

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1928. Illustrated. Lamb was a writer for Adventure magazines and an excellent historical novelist, being considered an expert on the periods he wrote about. Tamerlane is a Westernization of the Persian tale of Tamer Lenk. When the baby was first born, his parents took him to a holy sheik to be blessed. As they arrived, the sheik was reading a section of the Koran with that word, and instantly upon seeing him declared that his name would be Tamuru. During his lifetime, he conquered more territory than anyone except Alexander. His rule extended from his home base in Samarkand, southern Russia down through Iran and Syria in the west and into Northern Indian the south, and eastward into the westernmost parts of China. Although at times a brutal conqueror, he was also a man of compassion and great intelligence. He spoke several languages and was a patron of art, poetry and music. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

I Am Timour, World Conqueror

Autobiography of a 14th Century Central Asian Ruler

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598586793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 826

Amir Timour (1336-1405) wrote his memoirs late in life. His autobiography begins from a time just prior to his birth and continues until his last conquest mission on which he set out to conquer China but suffered a stroke on the way. He died shortly thereafter. The account is well written and is by and large coherent, and the "natural progression" of the unfolding of the events gives the reader a sense of excitement that makes him want to keep turning the page. To many, the name Amir Timour, or Tamerlane, as he is known in the West, brings to mind visions of a cruel and ruthless conqueror who massacred tens of thousands of people at will, burned their towns and villages, and conquered their lands, leaving behind mass destruction. Looking back at history, there is no doubt that this image is a true image of the ruler. But it is not the only image that should define the name Amir Timour. Although the attributes of wrath probably well define the man as a whole, other facets of his personality paint him as an extraordinarily complex human being who helped shape the future of an entire region, if not the world. Amir Timour was a learned man who was extremely well taught and well-read, enabling him to contend intellectually with the highest-ranking scholars of his time. In fact, according to his account, he had the entire Koran memorized at an early age, which resulted in him being given the title Ha-fiz al-Qur'a-n. He was also well-versed in Koranic exegesis, which was a credit to the teachers and masters of his time. He possessed an incredibly powerful memory, which enabled him to absorb and remember things at a remarkable pace. His powerful memory helped him early in life, when he was able to quickly remember things taught in school, making him excel over his peers. Later in life as a military commander, Amir Timour's memory proved to be an asset with such things, for example, as remembering every one of his officer's full names, which quickly earned him their respect. In short, by reading the memoirs of Amir Timour, the reader will learn that there is a great deal more to the man known as Tamerlane than just another cruel and ruthless ruler. By reading this account, the reader will pick up on the sense of motivation, courage, strength, and dedication that Tamerlane had for his passion to become world conqueror and the forces of his personality that collectively gave him the drive to achieve his goals in life without any notable setbacks. It is evident from the account that Amir Timour was aware of his own unique and remarkable capacity as a leader early in life, which gave him the vision of what he wanted to accomplish in the world. His vision and accomplishments planted the seed that gave fruit in the form of the culturally rich Mogul Dynasty that reigned undisputed over Transoxiana and India for the next several hundred years after Amir Timour's death. Babur Rashidzada received his BA in religious studies and business administration from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He currently lives in Long Island, New York, with his wife and three children."

The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare

Theory and Practice

Author: Christopher Bellamy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131741960X

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 1884

Extensively illustrated with 52 detailed campaign and battle maps and diagrams, this book, originally published in 1990, surveys the evolution of warfare in Europe from Napoleon to the end of the twentieth century and in Asia from the Middle Ages. It considers the interaction of technology and warfare. With wide-ranging examples, the book includes two in depth case studies, one on the Soviet Operational Manoeuvre Group and its predecessors in the Russian Imperial Army, the other on the history of land warfare, including guerilla warfare, in Asia. In this book the author demonstrates that military history can be of immense practical help to the modern military analyst and professional. Now updated with a new introduction to take into account changes since 1990, this book remains of essential value to students, teachers & professionals in political & social history, international relations, defence, war & peace studies.


Die Byzantinischen Quellen Der Geschichte Der Turkvolker

Author: G. Moravcsik

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004071094

Category: History

Page: 609

View: 4599


die byzantinischen Quellen der Geschichte der Turkvolker. Sprachreste der Turkvolker in den byzantinischen Quellen

Author: Gyula Moravcsik

Publisher: Brill Archive



Page: 704

View: 9624

Dictionary of World Biography

The Middle Ages

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1579580416

Category: Reference

Page: 1000

View: 5182

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Ich singe mein Lied für Donner, Wind und Wolken

Das Leben von Fools Crow

Author: Thomas E. Mails

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105618457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8122

Fools Crow (1890–1989), einer der letzten großen Häuptlinge der Sioux, erhielt in einer Vision den Auftrag, sein Wissen um die heiligen Traditionen seines Volkes aufzeichnen zu lassen. Sein von Thomas E. Mails niedergeschriebener Bericht ist ein faszinierendes Zeugnis der Weisheit einer »ökologischen Spiritualität«, deren Bedeutung für unser Überleben auf diesem Planeten heute von Indianern wie Nicht-Indianern wiederentdeckt wird. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Das stille Land


Author: Tom Drury

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608107622

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 3418

Eigentlich wollte der smarte Pierre Hunter raus aus der Provinz, nun schlägt er sich dort als charmanter Barkeeper durch. Sein unerschütterlicher Optimismus und die Begabung für Taschenspielertricks helfen ihm, Ärger aus dem Weg zu gehen. Aber diese Unbeschwertheit endet jäh, als ihm bei einem Unfall die geheimnisvolle Frau vom See das Leben rettet. Als Pierre beim Schlittschuhfahren im Eis einbricht, wird er von der bildhübschen Stella Rosmarin gerettet. Die nur wenige Jahre ältere Frau lebt zurückgezogen in einem leerstehenden Haus am See. Prompt verlieben die beiden sich ineinander. Doch die Rettung war wohl alles andere als zufällig. An der Seite der schönen, aber schweigsamen Stella gerät der Taugenichts von einem sonderbaren Erlebnis ins nächste. Bei einem Ausflug nach Kalifornien zieht er sich ungewollt den Zorn eines gefährlichen Mannes zu, der auf Rache sinnt und ihn verfolgt. Zuhause erwartet Stella die beiden schon mit einem schaurigen Geheimnis, das über die Vorstellungskraft aller Beteiligten hinausgeht.