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  Shakhrisabz- the hometown of Tamerlane
Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Tamerlane, 160 km from Samarkand, is located in a small valley, surrounded by the foothills of the Pamir mountains.
Among the architectural monuments of Tamerlane's time there are the remains of the massive portal of the Ak - Saray Palace, which took 20 years to build and was destroyed by Abdulla Khan of Bukhara in the XVII century.
The Dorussiadat Burial Complex includes a mausoleum for two of Tamerlane's sons, Jahangir and Umar Sheikh, is an outstanding example of Khorazmian architecture, built by Khorazmian slaves in the second half of the XIV century.
www.tashkent.org /uzland/shakhrisabz.html   (0 words)

  Tamerlane's Boys 3
Tamerlane returned to his tent six hours later when darkness was descending, with his encampment now illuminated by many fires.
Tamerlane, holding a sabre in each hand, approached the 11 years olds and gave each of his surprised young catamites one of the swords before guiding Vissarion to one end of the kneeling line and Armar to the other.
Tamerlane looked at his beautiful young catamites standing defiantly side-by-side and pondered awhile before quietly asking “Why not?” Such muted response surprised everyone, not least the boy to whom the question was addressed.
www.eunuch.org /Alpha/T/ea_72207tamerlan.htm   (1242 words)

  Tamerlane   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tamerlane (1336-1405), Turkic ruler and conqueror, one of the greatest military campaigners in history, whose far-flung expeditions carried him from southern Russia to India, and from Central Asia to Turkey.
Tamerlane was a member of the tribe of Barlas, Mongols who had accompanied 13th-century Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan and his sons on conquests of Central Asia.
Tamerlane ruled Samarqand as his capital, enriching the city and surrounding region with the loot of his campaigns.
www.stormloader.com /users/bella14/Tamerlane.html   (1022 words)

 The Invasion of Syria by Tamerlane
Tamerlane constructed out of the heads of Muslims a number of pulpits about ten cubits in height and twenty in circumference; the human heads which they contained were counted and found to be more than 20,000; the structures were built with the heads protruding and seen by every passer-by.
Tamerlane then sent another messenger asking for peace, and repeated what he had said before, but although the emirs and all the men believed that his offer was sincere and was meant in earnest, the emirs refused to accept it, and fighting continued between the two sides daily.
Tamerlane then wheeled his army against them with the camels, on whose backs the flames were now burning with intense heat while the sparks flew everywhere; their panic became hideous because of the violence with which they were being goaded in the rear.
www.deremilitari.org /resources/sources/taghri1.htm   (10217 words)

 The Period of Tamerlane in Uzbekistan, Timur lenk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although he was not a descendant of Genghis Khan, Tamerlane became the de facto ruler of Maveranahr and proceeded to conquer all of western Central Asia, Iran, Asia Minor, and the southern steppe region north of the Aral Sea.
Tamerlane initiated the last flowering of Maveranahr by gathering in his capital, Samarkand, numerous artisans and scholars from the lands he had conquered.
During Tamerlane's reign and the reigns of his immediate descendants, a wide range of religious and palatial construction projects were undertaken in Samarkand and other population centers.
www.eastlinetour.com /uzbekistan/tamerlane_timur_lenk_temur.html   (372 words)

 Article-Tamerlane- Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World
This is the first serious study of Tamerlane, the great nomad conqueror who rose to power in 1370 on the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led his armies on campaigns of unprecedented scope, ranging from Moscow to Delhi.
Tamerlane was the lost nomadic warlord and his achievements ranks him with Alexander the Great in power and domination - yet his name is little known today.
Tamerlane was a monster, his mass killings, which amounted to genocide in several cases, helped change the face of central asia, the middle east and anatolia.
www.minihttpserver.net /z_book/A_tamerlane_sword_of_i-030681465X.htm   (1042 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : The Man Who Met Tamerlane   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tamerlane was "between 60 and 70 years old," lame from an arrow wound in the right thigh received in a raid - whence the Persian name Timurlang (Timur-Lame), or Tamerlane.
Tamerlane was interested in Ibn Khaldun's Maghribi (North African) origin, which the historian chose to emphasize by wearing the costume of the homeland he had abandoned 18 years before.
Tamerlane demurred on a technical point: Nebuchadnezzar was not a king, "he was only one of the Persian generals, just as I myself am only the representative of the sovereign on the throne." Tamerlane had married the widow of the old Khan; the present monarch - his stepson - was with him on the expedition.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/197805/the.man.who.met.tamerlane.htm   (3470 words)

Tamerlane, who had a violent character, caused great damage during his military expeditions.The state became an empire in a period of 35 years.
When the Tamerlane State was established, the Turkoman group of the Karakoyunlu, which settled between Irbil and Nakhichevan, founded a state, the center of which was Tabriz.
This strained relations be- tween the Ottomans and the Tamerlanes and was considered to be a reason for the Ankara War of 1402.
www.byegm.gov.tr /YAYINLARIMIZ/kitaplar/isteturkiye/english/history114.htm   (698 words)

During his long military career, Tamerlane engaged in an almost constant state of warfare in order to extend his borders and maintain his vast territory, which reached from the Mediterranean in the west to India in the south and Russia in the north.
In 1370, Tamerlane, who had risen to prime minister, overthrew the khan and assumed leadership of the Jagatais, now declaring himself a Mongol and a directed descendant of Genghis Khan, with the goal of restoring the former empire.
Tamerlane gained power and territory through the size and might of his army, and he maintained control by pure ruthlessness.
www.carpenoctem.tv /military/tamerlane.html   (799 words)

 Tamerlane: Scourge of Eurasia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tamerlane is remembered as a hero in Central Asia and as a savage conqueror pretty much everywhere else.
Tamerlane was probably a Mongol (his recent exhumation supports this theory, as well as his lameness).
Tamerlane was in the process of invading China when he died in 1405 at the ripe (and startling for such a vigorous warrior) old age of 69, survived by only two of his sons.
medievalhistory.suite101.com /blog.cfm/tamerlane   (385 words)

 Adshead, Tamerlane
The name Tamerlane is the sixteenth century European form of the Turkish Timur or Temur-i-link, Temur the lame, a name given him because of a slight limp, variously explained by injury in an early battle or a tubercular infection.
Fifth, Tamerlane and his marshals recruiLed soldiers lrom the nomadic population of the empire outside Transoxania: in the east from the Moghuls, in the north from the Kipchaks and Golden Horde, in the west from the Azeris and Turks of eastern Anatolia.
Though Tamerlane exacerbated these conflicts by his blows against the northern land route, which reduced the dividend to be distributed, it is arguable that the ulus of Jochi died by its own hand rather than by that of Tamerlane.
coursesa.matrix.msu.edu /~fisher/hst373/readings/tamerlane.html   (8519 words)

 Tamerlane Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Tamerlane (1336-1405) was a celebrated Turko-Mongol conqueror whose victories, characterized by acts of inhuman cruelty, made him the master of the greater part of western Asia.
Tamerlane or Timur (Tamerlane is a corruption of the Persian Timur-i Lang, "Timur the Lame"), belonged to the Turkized Mongol clan of the Barlas, which had accompanied the Mongol armies westward and had settled in the Kashka Valley to the south of Samarkand, between Shakhrisyabz and Karshi.
Tamerlane passed the winter of 1401/1402 in the eastern Caucasus before moving westward into Anatolia to deal the final blow to Sultan Bayazid (Bajazet), who was defeated and taken prisoner at the Battle of Ankara (July 20, 1402).
www.bookrags.com /biography/tamerlane   (842 words)

 TEMPLE OF TAMERLANE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name Tamerlane, a European corruption of Timur Lang ("Timur the Lame") was given to him because his left side was partially disabled.
Tamerlane was born April 10, 1336, at Kesh in Transoxiana (present-day Shakhrisyabz, Uzbekistan), and rose to prominence in the service of the Jagataid khan Tughluq Timur.
Although he was notorious for his cruelty in war and for the many atrocities committed by his armies, Tamerlane was also a lover of scholarship and the arts.
www.sangha.net /messengers/tamerlan.htm   (283 words)

 Old World Contacts/Armies/Tamerlane
According to the Mamluk historian Ibn-Khaldun, Tamerlane was "highly intelligent and very perspicacious, addicted to debate and argumentation about what he knows and also about what he does not know." He was also a dedicated patron of the arts, a role he pursued with terrifying determination.
Tamerlane’s exploits also helped shift the focus of cross-cultural commercial interaction from the traditional caravan roads of the Asian hinterland to the safer maritime byways of the Indian Ocean.
The nature of the military campaigns that the Mongol warrior Tamerlane conducted in the late 1300s, and the events that triggered them provide one clear illustration of the subtle ways in which armed conflict, trade and commerce, and the movement of settlers are linked together as agents of cross-cultural contact and change.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/oldwrld/armies/tamerlane.html   (809 words)

Tamerlane, Timburlane or Timur recasts the empires of the southern Khans and binds into it the Khanate of the Golden Horde.
And Tamerlane is aware of her in the corner of his mind.
The city was bereft of all the finery it held under Tamerlane, squandered by profligate rulers and invaders.
allanuu.tripod.com /Novel/nvl21tamerlane.htm   (2558 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Tamerlane   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The city was captured by Tamerlane in 1361, and by the Russians in 1865.
It was conquered by Tamerlane in the late 14th century and...
Tamerlane Reports Net Loss of C$213,423 in the Year to Date Period Ended September 30, 2006.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Tamerlane&StartAt=11   (790 words)

 Tamerlane :: Amir Temur Uzbekistan. Prominent people of Uzbekistan
Tamerlane wanted to designate his hometown Shakhrisabz as his capital, but certain political reasons made him leave the status with Samarkand that had been lovingly called "Shining Star of the Orient".
Tamerlane made an outstanding contribution to the national state system, education and culture; to the general development of his state.
Tamerlane's political status required to have friendly relations with leaders of different religions.
www.orexca.com /p_tamerlane.shtml   (501 words)

Tamerlane, the name was derived from the Persian Timur-i lang, "Temur the Lame" by Europeans during the 16th century.
But Tamerlane made light of these disabilities; by 1369 he had possessed himself of all the lands which had formed the heritage of Chagatai and, after being proclaimed sovereign at Balkh, made Samarkand his capital.
Thus Tamerlane led an enormous army and departed on his last and most fantastic campaign to conquer China when he was close to seventy years old.
www.silk-road.com /artl/timur.shtml   (0 words)

 Salaam Knowledge
Tamerlane, (or Taimur Lang, because of some defect in his leg), Temur to the Uzbeks, whose real name was Amir Taimur Sahib Qiran, was born a minor noble of a Tartar tribe in the middle of Transoxiana.
Tamerlane was fond of chess, and played the “greater game” with a board of 10 squares by 11, which carried the usual complement plus camels, giraffes and war machines.
Tamerlane — who was the ancestor of Babar who later founded the Mughal Empire in India — died while trying to invade China after reigning for 36 years.
www.salaam.co.uk /knowledge/biography/viewentry.php?id=356   (460 words)

 Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World by Justin Marozzi | PopMatters Book Review
Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World by Justin Marozzi
History aimed at the general reader needs to be presented in as smooth a fashion as possible, because otherwise it's simply too easy to become bogged down in minutiae or extraneous information.
Tamerlane careens from dry historical recitation to military history to first-person travel memoir at will.
www.popmatters.com /books/reviews/t/tamerlane-sword-of-islam.shtml   (1361 words)

 Tamerlane Thoroughbred
Tamerlane was the sire of Irish-bred Marlon who was a contemporary of the thoroughbred Ladykiller, both of whom were purchased to improve the Holsteiner studbook.
His dam was the daughter of a moderately successful flat racehorse and sire, Fairfax (by Fairway).
Sire Tamerlane was a good stakeswinner and successful sire, placing second to Our Babu in the 2,000 Guineas, but was not considered a top level stayer.
www.allbreedpedigree.com /tamerlane   (0 words)

 Tamerlane Books
Tamerlane Books (previously John Freas Rare Books) began life in 1970.
We maintained a shop and gallery in Bryn Mawr, PA until moving to our home, to concentrate in dealing only in the finest quality rare books, prints and related art.
We have a small, frequently changing and select inventory.
www.tamerlanebooks.com   (0 words)

"Tamerlane" A 66 foot Sparkman and Stephens Motor Sailer built in 1933 at the Lawley Yard in New Bedford, MA.
She is currently undergoing a total rebuild and restoration for, at age 70, her iron fastenings have destroyed over 90% of her timbers.
As of October 2005, the backbone was completed and we will soon commence framing.
www.wood-boat.com /html/tamerlane.html   (57 words)

 American Thinker: Killing from Qur'anic Piety: Tamerlane's Living Legacy
Tamerlane was born at Kash (Shahr—i—Sebz, the 'Green City') in Transoxiana (some 50 miles south of Samarkand, in modern Uzbekistan), on April 8 (or 11), 1336 C.E. Amir Turghay, his father, was chief of the Gurgan or Chagtai branch of the Barlas Turks.
Tamerlane's [Timur's] conquering activities were carried on from the Volga to Damascus, from Smyrna to the Ganges and the Yulduz, and his expeditions into these regions followed no geographical order.
Tamerlane's barbarous legacy is still with us, 600—years later, in the heinous acts of jihad terrorism being committed by contemporary jihadists.
www.americanthinker.com /articles.php?article_id=4868   (2445 words)

 bookideas.com: Tamerlane by Justin Marozzi
Tamerlane, Timur the Lame, the Amir Themur, one of history’s greatest conquerors, is known by several names but, generally, known very little in the west.
Indeed, he argues that Tamerlane can scarcely be considered to be a Muslim at all, in that he not only recognised some of the shamanic practices of his Mongol predecessors but also ignored Islamic precepts whenever it suited him.
The endless story of murder, destruction and looting is a reminder of just how many peoples’ lives have, throughout history, been ended prematurely and with violence and horror and how the slender achievements of their lives have been squandered on the whim of soldiers.
www.bookideas.com /reviews/index.cfm?fuseaction=displayReview&id=3178   (633 words)

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