This is a reign-by-reign record of the sultans, shahs, emperors and khans who all shared the Muslim persianate high civilization that flourished from Iran and Central Asia through Afghanistan to India from the 13th to the 20th centuries.
Francis Robinson CBE specialises in the history of South Asia and Islam. Since 1990, he has been Professor of History of South Asia at the University of London. He has twice been President of the Royal Asiatic Society: from 1997 to 2000, and from 2003 to 2006. Robinson has also been a Visiting Professor at Oxford University and the University of Washington.
Introduction: Chingiz Khan and the Rise of the Mongol Land Empire; Textual Sources; Il Khans, Muzaffarids and Timurids; The Sultans of Delhi; The Mughals; The Safavids, Afsharids, Zands and Qajars.