Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Tamerlane the Great ranks alongside Alexander as one of the world's great conquerors yet the detail of his life is scarcely known in the West. In this text, Justin Marozzi follows in his path and evokes the legacy of this cruel, magnificent and romantic warrior. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A powerful account of the life of Tamerlane the Great (1336-1405), the last master nomadic power, one of history's most extreme tyrants ever, and subject of Marlowe's play. Marozzi travelled in the footsteps of the great Mogul Emperor of Samarkland to write this wonderful book which is part history, part travelogue. The name of the last great warlord immediately conjures up images of mystery and romance: medieval wafare on desert plains; the clash of swords on snow-clad mountain; the charge of elephants across the steppes of Asia; the legendary opulence and cruelty of the illiterate, chess-playing nemesis of Asia. He ranks alongside Alexander as one of the world's great conquerors, yet the details of his life are scarcely known in the West. He was not born to a distinguished family, nor did he find his apprenticeship easy -- at one point his mobile army consisted only of himself, his wife, seven companions and four horses -- but his dominion grew with astonishing rapidity. In the last two decades of the fourteenth century and the beginning of the fifteenth, he blazed through Asia. Cities were razed to the ground, inhabitants tortured without mercy, sometimes enemies were buried alive -- more commonly they were decapitated. On the ruins of Baghdad, Tamerlane had his princes erect a pyramid of 90,000 heads. During his lifetime he sought to foster a personal myth, exaggerating the difficulties of his youth, laying claim to supernatural powers and a connection to Genghis Khan. This myth was maintained after his death in legend, folklore, poetry, drama and even opera, nowhere more powerfully than in Marlowe's play -- he is now as much a literary construct as a historical figure. Tamerlane and his armies swept through country after country, sacking great cities and imposing his order on the vast steppes of Asia. Justin Marozzi follows in his path and evokes his legacy in telling the tale of this fabulously cruel, magnificent and romantic warrior.
Über den Autor: Justin Marozzi is contributing editor of the Spectator. He used to sell tobacco to Libya and was the Financial Times's correspondent in the Philippines for two years. He writes regularly for the Financial Times and has also written for The Times and The Economist and broadcast for the BBC World Service and Radio Four. He is the author of South from Barbary, an account of a journey along the old slave routes of the Libyan Sahara.
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Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Original black boards. Lacks dust jacket. Slightly bruised spine ends and small and light foxing spots to the top outer closed textblock edge. A very good, clean, reading or reference copy. pp. xxiv, 449. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 305499
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Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. A very good hardcover book signed by authour on title page. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009579
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, London, 2004. Hard Boards. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 4th Impression. Hardback in Jacket 2004. Clean and tight. No inscriptions. Flat pages. Jacket is not torn and is not price-clipped: £25. Jacket spine a little faded - see scan. Jacket is now under clear removable protective covers. Sent FIRST CLASS from the UK next working day or sooner securely boxed in in cardboard. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 028283
Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins, London, 2004. Hard Cover. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. large,thick 8vo,xxiv + 449pp.including appendices,bibliography and index,illustrations and 9 maps,very good in d.w. with mild shelfwear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4256
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Not price clipped, no annotations or inscriptions. Slight shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001516
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