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Tamerlane (1336-1405)-the tartar successor to Genghis Khan-ranks with Alexander the Great as one of the worlds 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.
An account of the life of the last great Mongol conqueror of Central Asia and one of history's most brutal tyrants.
Marozzi travels in the footsteps of Tamerlane the Great (1336-1405), the last great Mongol conqueror of Central Asia, the ruler of a vast empire, and one of history's most brutal tyrants. of photos. 9 maps.
The story of one of the world's greatest conquerors
About the Author
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.