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Timurids in Transition: Turko-Persian Politics and Acculturation in Medieval Iran

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How did the the descendants of Tamerlane, collectively known as the Timurids, make the transition from a nomadic empire to a sedentary polity based on the Perso-Islamic model, and what effect did the process of transition have on their Turko-Mongolian customs and identity? This volume seeks to answer these questions by utilizing the Weberian concepts of the routinization o ...more
Hardcover, 411 pages
Published August 30th 2007 by Brill Academic Publishers (first published 2006)
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Prithvi Shams
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A scholarly account of how a Central Asian Khaganate in Iran had morphed into a Turko-Persian Sultanate.

Turko-Mongol administrative culture did not have any separate civilian or military branch. Military commanders of the Dynasty took on administrative duties themselves. Allegiance to the Sultan/Khan was based on the emperor’s charismatic authority and personal relationships, not based on any definite law. The fiscal apparatus of the Dynasty was decentralized; regional administrators would pay
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