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The legendary biographies of Tamerlane : Islam and heroic apocrypha in Central Asia / Ron Sela.

Sela, Ron (författare)
ISBN 978-0-521-51706-5 (hardback)
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2011
Engelska xvii, 164 pages
Serie: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
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  • The origins and usages of Timur's heroic apocrypha -- Timur's birth and childhood -- Youth -- Inauguration and kingship -- Premonitions -- Central Asia in turmoil, 1700-1750.
  • "Timur (or Tamerlane) is famous as the fourteenth-century conqueror of much of Central Eurasia and the founder of the Timurid dynasty. His reputation lived on in his native lands and reappeared some three centuries after his death in the form of fictional biographies, authored anonymously in Persian and Turkic. These biographies have become part of popular culture. Despite a direct continuity in their production from the eighteenth century to the present, they remain virtually unknown to people outside the region. This remarkable and rigorous scholarly appraisal of the legendary biographies of Tamerlane is the first of its kind in any language. The book sheds light not only on the character of Tamerlane and how he was remembered and championed by many generations after his demise, but also on the era in which the biographies were written, and how they were conceived and received by the local populace during an age of crisis in their own history"-- 

Ämnesord

Biography  -- Social aspects -- Asia, Central. (LCSH)
Biography as a literary form.  (LCSH)
Popular culture  -- Asia, Central. (LCSH)
Heroes in literature.  (LCSH)
Islam and literature  -- Asia, Central. (LCSH)
HISTORY / Middle East / General  (bisacsh)
Asia, Central  -- Intellectual life. (LCSH)

Personnamn

Timur Lenk, 1336-1405 -- biografi
Timur Lenk, 1336-1405
Timur, 1336-1405.
Timur, 1336-1405 -- In literature.
Timur, 1336-1405 -- Legends.
Timur, 1336-1405 -- Influence.

Klassifikation

DS23 (LCC)
950/.24092 (DDC)
HIS026000 (bisacsh)
Ko (kssb/8 (machine generated))
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