The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane
Beatrice Forbes Manz
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR 1999 PAPER 231 PAGES
A portrait of the great nomadic conqueror who rose to power in 1370 on the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led campaigns from Moscow to Delhi, well written, captivating -- and with the usual scholarly paraphernalia; eighty pages are devoted to notes, bibliography, index and chronology. This book covers in vivid detail the tribal politics that brought Tamerlane to power, his administration, the army that he kept on the move, the horror that he inspired in Europe from the tales that filtered back, and the struggle for succession after him. First published in 1989.