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You can't really call this a biography; Forbes Manz makes no attempt to portray Tamerlane (or Temür, as she prefers to write) the man beyond a few remarks about his intelligence, military acumen, and cruelty. She does chronicle his career - the rise part in more detail than the rule one - but the real focus of the book is one the political system he rose within, took over, and transformed among the Turco-Mongol ruling class in Central Asia and Iran.
  AndreasJ | Dec 13, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521633842, Paperback)

This is the first serious study of Tamerlane, the great nomad conqueror who rose to power in 1370 on the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led his armies on campaigns of unprecedented scope, ranging from Moscow to Delhi. As the last nomad ruler to unite the steppe regions of Eurasia, Tamerlane marks the transition from the era of nomad conquest and rule to the modern ascendency of the settled world.

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The great nomad conqueror Tamerlane rose to power in 1370 in the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led his armies of conquest from Russia to India, from Turkestan to Anatolia. In this, the first full study of an extraordinary person, Beatrice Forbes Manz examines Tamerlane as the founder of a nomad conquest dynasty and as a supremely talented individual, raising many current questions about the mechanisms of state formation, the dynamics of tribal politics, and the relations of tribes to central leadership.… (more)

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