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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User Review  - Omar Amer - Goodreads

It can be very difficult to find anything on Timur (Tamerlane), here we have a well researched and detailed account account of one of the greatest military leaders the world has ever seen. Justin ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elliott Bignell - Goodreads

I found myself wondering how I could possibly have heard so little of Temur before reading this. The name "Tamerlane" or "Tamburlaine" crops up now and again when reading Gibbon or Poole, but more ... Read full review

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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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