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  - Babak Fakhamzadeh - Goodreads

Marozzi has an engaging style of writing, is very pleasant to read but is, not yet at least, a match for the likes of John Man, with whom it's just too easy to compare this author. Not sure why, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vijay - Goodreads

One has heard much about the brutality and the unparalleled military genius of Genghis Khan, but unfortunately very little is known of Timur the lame who was equal in measure in terms of land he ... 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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