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The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture

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The Empire of the Great Mughals explores the political, military and economic rise of the Mughals in the early sixteenth century, their system of rule, the remarkable unfolding of their power and splendour, and their gradual collapse, until they were finally supplanted by the British colonial empire in 1857.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 2nd 2006 by Reaktion Books (first published 2000)
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Kalliope
Mar 08, 2013 Kalliope rated it really liked it
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This is a fascinating subject and therefore it had to be a fascinating book. It helps that it is written by the extraordinarily knowledgeable Annemarie Schimmel. As a prodigy who finished her Doctorate at 19, and as a polyglot who could speak and lecture in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish etc…, Schimmels account had to be interesting. Unsurprisingly, she became the first Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture at Harvard. I have particularly liked her accounts of life at the courts and her broader appro ...more
Nick
If I'm ranking this based on the text I'd give it 3 stars. It focuses a lot on the Mughals themselves, ie the royal families, nobility, etc. After all, those are the people who commissioned art and this is a book which focuses on art history. Everything revolves around that. There isn't as much discussion of folk art, or regional art as I'd have liked. As I said-- this book is about *the Mughals* fairly exclusively, not so much their empire. But the book! The book itself kicks it up to 4 stars. ...more
Eve McCloud
Dec 20, 2012 Eve McCloud rated it really liked it
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Easy read and good, concise history of the Mughal empire. Definite keeper for understanding the Islamic Dynasty
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(Arabic: آنا ماري شيمل)

was a well known and very influential German Orientalist and scholar, who wrote extensively on Islam and Sufism. She was a professor at Harvard University from 1967 to 1992.
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مستشرقة المانية ولدت في مدينة إرفورت بوسط ألمانيا لعائلة بروتستانتية تنتمي إلى الطبقة الوسطى..في عام 1939 نزحت مع الأسرة إلى برلين وفيها بدأت دراستها الجامعية للأستشراق. وبعد عام واحد بدأت العمل على رس
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