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Of the reply which Sultan Aba Yazid gave to Qazi Burhanuddin Abul Abbas, sultan of the territories of Siwas

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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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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...Sultan Aba Yazid, son of Ottoman, pleased with this action and moved by the beauty of this address, praised this decision of the Qazi and approved it and sent back a message to him saying, that if Timur refrained and was prevented, it would...

Of the events which happened in the absence of 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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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 same year the Tatars of Rum broke forth impetuously and set out on a march and crossed the frozen Oxus on foot from Khwarizm and sought their own country, but men opposed them on every side and scattered and routed them...

The conflict of Abu Bakr of Shasban with this despot

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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...There was in a certain province of Mazanderan, a man called Abu Bakr, from a village called Shasban, who in battles was like a fierce lion and had destroyed and overthrown many nobles and commoners alike among the forces of the Tatars, whom...

Timur returns from Diar-Bakr and Irak, and turns towards the deserts of Kipchak, whose kings and kingdoms are described, with an account of its plains and ways

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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...The country of the Golden Horde. Then he returned from Arabian and Persian Irak in which countries he had already firmly planted his foot-mark, and that after Sheikh Ibrahim had come over...

Returns to the affairs of Timur and his evil attempts

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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...Then Timur, having captured Ibn Othman, pushed towards Brusa his host of soldiers and auxiliaries, and appointed as their commander Sheikh Nuruddin; then following them, he arrived there with mighty dignity and tranquil breast and descended...

How those afflictions were removed and those clouds of calamities and troubles dispersed from Syria, along with what she had endured from wrongs and sins

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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...Then that tormentor departed and his cloud of calamities pouring forth constant storms withdrew on the Sabbath day, the third of Shaban, but since they had taken precious things beyond their strength and removed more than they could carry...

Of the events and disasters which befell after the overthrow of Shah Mansur

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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...Accordingly when the Kingdoms of Fars and the land of Persian Irak had been subdued by Timur, he wrote to the kinsmen of Shah Shujah and neighbouring Kings and conciliated them and freed the people of the plains and towns from fear...

How he returned to his home and sought his own country after concluding his destruction

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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...And when nature, like a tire-woman, had decked the place like a bride and the adorner of the dry earth had raised the season to its height and the growing strength of things was roused and the high peaks had decked themselves and the dust...

Of the evils which the world and the Faith endured after Sultan Burhanuddin was slain by Qara lluk

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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...But when after the murder of Sultan Burhanuddin there was none among his sons who was fit to rule and wield the authority of the Sultanate and kingdom, Qara Iluk returning to Siwas wished to draw men to his side, but they spurned him...

The threats uttered by that demon against Shah Wali, the amir of Mazanderan

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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...Then after he had come to Khorasan, he sent a letter to Shah Wali, the Amir of the territories of Mazanderan, and wrote to the Amirs, who were under his own sway in this region, especially to Iskandar Aljalali, Arshiund and Ibrahim Alqami...