Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World

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Da Capo Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 449 pages
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Tamerlane (1336-1405)-the tartar successor to Genghis Khan-ranks with Alexander the Great as one of the world’s greatest conquerors. His armies were ferocious, feared throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. They blazed through Asia like a firestorm, razing cities, torturing captives, and massacring enemies. Anyone who dared defy Tamerlane was likely decapitated, and towers of bloody heads soon became chilling monuments to his power throughout Central Asia. By the end of his life, Tamerlane had imposed his iron rule, as well as a refined culture, over a vast territory-from Syria to India, from Siberia to the Mediterranean. Justin Marozzi traveled in the footsteps of this infamous and enigmatic emperor of Samarkand (in modern Uzbekistan) to tell the story of this cruel, cultivated, and powerful warrior.

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Review: Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World

User Review  - Chathamharrison - Goodreads

Rather a slog. If it'd been less travelogue, more history, it would have been more interesting. Read full review

Review: Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World

User Review  - Dianna - Goodreads

Amazing! How on earth was this guy left out of our history books? There is much here to help us with our understanding of Central Asia & It's cast of colorful characters from the middle ages. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Justin Marozzi is a writer and journalist who has traveled extensively throughout the Muslim world. Recently, he returned from a year in Iraq. He lives in London.

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