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Of the return of that covetous one (Timur) and his plan of subduing the countries of India

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

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...When Timur learnt that the Sultan of India, Firoz Shah, had been carried out of the trouble of this world to the mercy of Allah, with no son surviving to succeed him, he strove that by the decree of death and fortune he might succeed...

How Ibn Othman acted with unsound counsel and went to meet Timur with his unwieldy army

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

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R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

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...Now Ibn Othman feared his invasion into the countries of Rum, because the crops were now being cut and fruits were swelling and the green things of the earth were blackening and his subjects were sitting in the shade of security and luxury;...

The acts of that villain in the city of Sabzuar with Sharif Mahomed, the head of a band of villains

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

J. H. Sanders

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and

R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

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...In the city of Sabzuar there was a noble among the rebels, by name Said Mahomed Sarbazal, and his followers were all rogues called Sarbazalis or insurgents. And this Said was a man famous for remarkable gifts and renowned for especial...

Some new additions to the circumstances of that vainglorious one

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

J. H. Sanders

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R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

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...Timur had seen in India a mosque pleasant to the sight and sweet to the eye; its vault was beautifully built and adorned with white marble and the pavement likewise; and being greatly pleased with its beauty, he wished that one like...

Of the treachery which that deceiver committed against the Tatars after finishing the affairs of Rum

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

J. H. Sanders

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R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

Book chapter

...When therefore Timur had got a clear draught of the provinces of Rum after muddy disturbance and the world had been seized with the greatest admiration for his exploits, and the people of Rum had been plundered and his soldiers had fully...

How Khudaidad awoke while Allahdad stole away his intellect by troubles and afflictions

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

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R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Then Khudaidad awoke from his sleep and dismissed the night and knew that Allahdad had stolen that day from him and beguiled him and eclipsed the sun of his intellect and made play with him by his oath and conquered him; then he bit his...

Of the turns of fortune which befell in Turan after the death of Timur

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

J. H. Sanders

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R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

Book chapter

...When news reached the Moghuls of the death of that evil one, Timur. they thought that he was aiming the stones of his cunning to shatter those posts on the borders and fitting the arrows of his purpose to pierce bellies...

Of the events and happenings that occurred after the death of Timur and things joyous and evil that befell

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

J. H. Sanders

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R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

Book chapter

...One of the friends of Allahdad was named Sadak, governor of Andakan, a noble and famous man and one of the Amirs who had set out to build Bash Khamra; this man, sending a messenger, informed Allahdad that the cause of trouble was removed...

Of those whom Allahdad left behind at Ashbara and the strifes and contentions which afterwards arose among them

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

J. H. Sanders

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and

R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The troops which Allahdad left at Ashbara, fearing that the Moghuls might harm them, assembled, but the parties were at issue one with another, of whom there was a section among whom one and another said : " I will cling firmly to my pact...

Sultan Hussein makes an agreement with the amirs who were held in bondage by him and moves against Khalil Sultan

Ahmad ibn ’Arabshah

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Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. H. Sanders

J. H. Sanders

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and

R. D. McChesney

Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamerlane : The Life of the Great Amir

The American University in Cairo Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Then he ordered the Amirs who were prisoners in his power to be brought and the laments of all their kinsmen filled the country and news came to every house and they were lamented like dead men, and he bound them with iron...