Tamerlane: The Life of the Great Amir

Tamerlane: The Life of the Great Amir

By: Ahmad ibn Arabshah (author)Hardback

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He was a ruthless conqueror, feared throughout Asia, Europe and Africa, and a superb military tactician. Yet he was also a patron of the arts and learning and he turned his capital - Samarkand - into a great city. Arabshah's biography of Tamerlane is that of a contemporary, and was written soon after the events it describes. It is highly detailed and, in contrast to most biographies of Tamerlane, is also highly critical, which makes it especially interesting. It is the major historical source on one of history's great conquerors. This edition carries a new introduction by a leading scholar.

About Author

Ahmad ibn Arabshah was born in Damascus. He witnessed Timur's sacking of the city and was amongst a group of captives whom Timur took back to Samarkand. He lived in the city and spent a decade working for Sultan Mehmet I, before returning to Syria. He died in Egypt.Robert D. McChesney, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University. Professor McChesney is a leading scholar on the history of Central Asia and Founder and Director of the Afghanistan Digital Library. His most recent books include Central Asia: Foundations of Change (1996), Kabul Under Siege (1999), and The History of Afghanistan (2012, translated and edited with M. M. Khorramia).

Contents

New IntroductionINTRODUTIONTIMUR ON HIS THRONE - FrontispieceMAP PART I I. OF HIS ORIGIN AND THE WAY IN WHICH HE GRADUALLY SUBDUED KINGDOMS TO HIMSELF II. OF HIS TUMULTUOUS AND MARVELLOUS CROSSING OF THE Oxus III. OF THE DANGER WHICH HE CONFRONTED IN THE ATTACK ON THE CITY OF QARSHI AND HIS ESCAPE FROM THAT DIFFICULTY IV. RELATES WHO WERE HELD BOUND BY THE ATTACK OF THAT DESPOT AND WHAT NOBLE PRINCES HE WISHED TO BE ENSLAVED TO HIM V. How WHEN THE MOGULS ROSE AGAINST THE SULTAN HIS POWER WAS BROKEN VI. TIMUR'S CRAFTY DESIGNING AND THE DEVICE WHICH HE PLANNED VII. TIMUR PROCEEDS TO BALKHSHAN, RECEIVING AID AGAINST THE SULTAN FROM THOSE WHO WERE HOLDING THAT CITY 12 VIII. DESCRIBES THE EXPEDITION OF TOQTAMISH KHAN, SULTAN OF DASHT AND TURKISTAN IX. CONCERNING THE QUARREL AND EVIL THINGS WHICH AROSE BETWEEN ALI SHIR AND TIMUR X.WHAT TIMUR DID WITH THE ROGUES AND VILLAINS OF SAMARKAND AND HOW HE SENT THEM TO HELL XI.THE TERRITORIES OF SAMARKAND ARE DESCRIBED AND ALSO THOSE WHICH LIE BETWEEN THE RIVERS OF BALKHSHAN AND KHAJEND XII. OF THE BEGINNING OF HIS TYRANNY AFTER HE HAD SUBDUED THE PROVINCES OF TRANSOXIANA XIII. TIMUR PLANS TO INVADE COUNTRIES AND FIRST THE TERRITORIES OF KHWARIZM XIV. THE SECOND INVASION OF KHWARIZM XV. TIMUR SENDS A LETTER TO MALIK GHAYATUDDIN, SULTAN OF HERAT, WHO SNATCHED HIM FROM THE CROSS, AND ON HIS ACCOUNT OPPOSED HIS OWN FATHER XVI. How THAT TYRANT VISITED THE VENERABLE ZAINUDDIN ABU BAKR OF KHAWAF XVII. TIMUR RETURNS TO KHORASAN AW LAYS WASTE THE PROVINCES OF SEISTAN XVIII. THAT DECEITFUL ONE ADVANCES TO THE TERRITORIES OF SABZUAR, WHICH SUBMIT TO HIM AND WHOSE PRINCE COMES TO MEET HIM XIX. THE ACTS OF THAT VILLAIN IN THE CITY OF SABZUAR WITH SHARIF MAHOMED, THE HEAD OF A BAND OF VILLAINS XX. A LETTER OF THAT INTREPID ONE TO THE SULTAN OF PERSIAN IRAK, ABUL FUARIS SHAH SHUJAH XXI. THE THIRD EXPEDITION OF TIMUR INTO KHWARIZM WITH ARMIES RAVAGING AND DESTROYING XXII. THE FOURTH EXPEDITION OF THIS WANDERER INTO KHWARIZM XXIII. THE THREATS UTTERED BY THAT DEMON AGAINST SHAH WALI, THE AMIR OF MAZANDERAN XXIV. OF THE LETTER OF SHAH WALI TO THE SULTANS OF IRAK AND THE DISSENSIONS AND DISCORD WHICH THEN AROSE XXV. THE CONFLICT OF ABU BAKR OF SHASBAN WITH THIS DESPOT XXVI. How TIMUR INVADED PERSIAN IRAK AND SHAH MANSUR WENT UNDER THE FLOODS OF THAT SEA WHICH DEVOURED WITH OPEN MOUTH XXVII. OF THE SUBTLE PLAN WHICH WAS UNCOVERED AND HOW THAT WHICH SHAH MANSUR WOVE WAS UNRAVELLED XXVIII. DF THE BATTLE AND DESTRUCTION WHICH SHAH MANSUR INFLICTED ON THE ARMY OF TIMUR UNDER THE WING OF NIGHT XXIX. OF THE EVENTS AND DISASTERS WHICH BEFELL AFTER THE OVERTHROW OF SHAH MANSUR XXX. OF THE EFFICACY OF THE TIME OF HIS ENTRY INTO ISPAHAN XXXI. OF THE MILITARY STATIONS WHICH HE IMPOSED ON THE MOGULS AND JATAS AND HIS EXPLOITS IN THOSE PARTS XXXII. THIS VIPER RETURNS TO THE KINGDOMS OF FARS AND KHORASAN AND CRUSHES THE KLNGS OF PERSIAN IRAK AND DRAINS THESE PROVINCES AND PEOPLES OF ALL GOODS XXXIII. XXXIV. XXXV. THE CAUSE OF HIS INVADING ARABIAN IRAK, THOUGH HIS TYRANNY NEEDED NO REASON OR CAUSE XXXVI. THE REST AFTER THAT FIERCE STORM AND THE CALMING OF THAT TROUBLED SEA, THAT IT MIGHT BREAK AT WILL THE SURROUNDING COASTS, FREED FROM FEAR OF IT, AND MAKE UNTOWARD HAPPENINGS BEFALL THERE XXXVII. AN EXAMPLE OF THE WAY IN WHICH THAT FAITHLESS DESPOT PLUNGED INTO THE SEAS OF HIS ARMY, AND DIVED INTO AFFAIRS, THEN ADVANCED WITH THE SURGE OF CALAMITIES; AND PARTICULARLY HIS PLUNGES INTO TRANSOXIANA AND HIS COMING FORTH FROM THE COUNTRY OF LUR XXXVIII. THIS BASTARD BEGINS TO LAY WASTE AZERBAIJAN AND THE KINGDOMS OF ARABIAN IRAK XXXIX. THE FORT OF AL NAJA IS DESCRIBED XL. THE STORY OF THE LORD OF BAGDAD, THE NAMES OF HIS FATHERS AND ANCESTORS AND HOW HE CAME TO THIS COUNTRY XLI. OF THE TRICKERY AND FRAUD WHICH HE COMMITTED IN THE COUNTRY OF ERZINJAN AND DIAR-BAKR XLII. CONCERNING THE CALAMITY AND HARDSHIP WHICH THAT TREACHEROUS IMPOSTOR BROUGHT UPON THE SULTAN OF MARDIN, ISA MALIK AZZAHIR. XLIII. HIS HIDDEN DESIGNS BECOME CLEAR AND THOSE EVIL PLANS ARE IN VAIN XLIV. XLV. TIMUR RETURNS FROM DIAR-BAKR AND IRAK, AND TURNS TOWARDS THE DESERTS OF KIPCHAK, WHOSE KINGS AND KINGDOMS ARE DESCRIBED, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF ITS PLAINS AND WAYS XLVI. THAT FLOOD COMES AND SWEEPS OVER THE PEOPLES OF DASHT AFTER BREAKING TOQTAMISH XLVII. CONCERNING THE CONTENTION THAT AROSE IN THE ARMY OF TOQTAMISH AT THE TIME OF BATTLE XLVIII. OF THE CUNNING OF IDAKU AND HOW HE DECEIVED TIMUR AND CAJOLED HIM XLIX. OF THE FIGHTS AND BATTLES BETWEEN TOQTAMISH AND IDAKU FOUGHT IN NORTHERN PARTS, UNTIL THE CONDITION OF THOSE PARTS WAS UTTERLY CHANGED L. RETURNING TO THE STORY OF THE DEEDS OF TIMUR AND HIS OPPRESSIONS LI. HE BEGINS TO INVADE THE TERRITORIES OF SYRIA LII. OF THE REPLY WHICH SULTAN ABA YAZID GAVE TO QAZI BURHANUDDIN ABUL ABBAS, SULTAN OF THE TERRITORIES OF SIWAS LIII. OF THE EXPEDITION OF THE ARMIES OF SYRIA TO REPEL THAT DANGER LIV. OF THE RETURN OF THAT COVETOUS ONE (TIMUR) AND HIS PLAN OF SUBDUING THE COUNTRIES OF INDIA LV. OF THE STRATAGEM OF THAT DECEIVER IN PUTTING THE ELEPHANTS TO FLIGHTLVI. THAT WICKED ONE RECEIVES NEWS OF THE DEATH OF KINGS- ABUL ABBAS AHMAD AND MALIK AZZAHIR BARKUK LVII. OF THE CALAMITIES AND NEW THINGS WHICH BEFELL AND EVILS AND INJURIES WHICH WERE INFLICTED WHEN THE SWORD WAS DRAWN AFTER THE DEATH OF THE SULTAN OF SIWAS LVIII. A FRAGMENT OF THE AFFAIRS OF THE QAZI AND HOW HE BECAME RULER OF SIWAS AND THOSE LANDS LIX. HOW QARA ILUK OTHMAN DESTROYED THE TRACES OF THE FIRES OF SULTAN BURHANUD-DIN, BECAUSE OF HIDDEN ENMITY RAISING OPEN REBELLION AGAINST HIM, AND SEIZED HIM, WHEN FORTUNE BETRAYED AND DECEIVED HIM LX. OF THE GOOD COUNSEL WHICH QARA ILUK TOOK, BUT TURNED TO BAD AT THE PROMPTING OF SHEIKH NAJIB LXI. OF THE EVILS WHICH THE WORLD AND THE FAITH ENDURED AFTER SULTAN BURHANUDDIN WAS SLAIN BY QARA ILUK LXII. THE PEOPLE OF SIWAS TAKE COUNSEL HOW THEY SHOULD PROCEED AND WHO SHOULD RULE LXIII. THAT TRAITOR ATTACKS SIWAS AND ITS TERRITORIES LXIV. THE THUNDERSTORMS OF THAT EXCEEDING DISASTER POUR FROM THE CLOUDS OF GREED UPON THE TERRITORIES OF SYRIA LXV. OF THE LETTER AND BASE DESPATCH, WHICH HE SENT TO THE GOVERNORS AT HALEB, WHILE HE WAS AT AINTAB LXVI. How THE GOVERNORS IN HALEB PLOTTED AGAINST TIMUR, WHO WAS AT AINTAB LXVII. How HE POURED THUNDERS OF SWORDS AND BREASTPLATES UPON THE ARMIES OF SYRIA, WHEN HE REACHED HALEB. LXVIII. THIS DISASTER IS MORE FULLY SET FORTH FROM THOSE THINGS WHICH I HAVE TAKEN FROM THE CHRONICLE OF IBN AL SHAHANA PART II I. HOW THE TROUBLOUS NEWS WAS BROUGHT AND ISTANBUGHA ALDAWADAR AND ABDUL QASAR CAME TO DAMASCUS II. HOW SULTAN AL MALIK AL NASIR SET FORTH FROM CAIRO WITH TROOPS AND ARMIES OF ISLAM III. OF THE BATTLE THAT BEFELL AND THE BREAKING OF THE LINE, THO' NOT WITHOUT PROFIT IV. OF THE DECEIT AND FRAUD PRACTISED BY SULTAN HUSSEIN, SON OF THE SISTER OF TIMUR V. OF THE JEALOUSY AND DISCORD WHICH AROSE AMONG THE ARMIES OF THE MUSLIMS VI. HOW THE LEADERS WENT FORTH, AFTER THE SULTAN HAD DEPARTED, AND SOUGHT SECURITY FROM TIMUR VII. THE DEED OF ONE OF THE MORE PRUDENT WHO FEARED THE THREATENING DISASTER AND BY MEANS OF HIS RESOURCES PRESERVED MEN AND GOODS FROM HARM VIII. OF THE SUBSTANCE OF THE LETTER, WHICH THE SULTAN OF EGYPT SENT TO TIMUR BY THE HAND OF BISAQ, AFTER THEY HAD FLED FROM HIM IX. HOW THEY SET FIRE TO THE CITY TO DESTROY ALL TRACES OF IT X. HOW THOSE AFFLICTIONS WERE REMOVED AND THOSE CLOUDS OF CALAMITIES AND TROUBLES DISPERSED FROM SYRIA, ALONG WITH WHAT SHE HAD ENDURED FROM WRONGS AND SINS XI. OF WHAT BEFELL IN EGYPT AND OTHER COUNTRIES AFTER THESE NEWS WERE HEARD AND THESE EVENTS AND MISFORTUNES KNOWN XII. CONCERNING THE BLOWS OF THE DARTS OF FATE AND HOW THE LEADERS OF DAMASCUS FELL INTO THE CLAWS OF HIS CAPTIVITY XIII. OF THE DAMAGE WHICH LOCUSTS DID AFTER HIM XIV. OF HIS AWFUL APPROACH TO MARDIN AND DEPARTURE FROM THERE AFTER A VAIN SIEGE XV. ABANDONING THE SIEGE AND STRIFE AND HIS OBSTINACY HE MARCHED FROM MARDIN TO BAGDAD ALONG WITH HIS FIERCE RAIDERS XVI. OF THE DEEDS OF SULTAN AHMAD, SON OF SHEIKH AVIS, WHEN HE LEARNT THAT THAT PROFANE MAN WAS ATTACKING HIM XVII. THAT TYRANT RETURNS AND HALTS AT QARABAGH XVIII. OF THE LETTER WHICH THAT OBSTINATE ONE SENT TO THE SULTAN OF RUM, ILDARIM ABA YAZID XIX. THAT OWL FLIES TO LAY WASTE THE REALMS OF RUM XX. SETTING FORTH WHAT IBN OTHMAN RESOLVED AGAINST HIM, WHEN THAT FLOOD BURST UPON HIM XXI. WHAT THAT CUNNING DECEIVER DID AND SAID, THAT HE MIGHT ENTICE THE ARMIES OF THE TATARS FROM IBN OTHMAN XXII. HOW IBN OTHMAN ACTED WITH UNSOUND COUNSEL AND WENT TO MEET TIMUR WITH HIS UNWIELDY ARMY XXIII. SHOWING HOW THAT LAME ONE OUTWITTED IBN OTHMAN AND HIS ARMY XXIV. OF THE PANIC WHICH HAPPENED AFTER IBN OTHMAN FELL INTO DISTRESS AND BONDAGE XXV. OF THE SONS OF IBN OTHMAN AND HOW TIME SCATTERED AND DESTROYED THEM XXVI. RETURNS TO THE AFFAIRS OF TIMUR AND HIS EVIL ATTEMPTS XXVII. HOW HE GRIEVOUSLY AFFLICTED IBN OTHMAN, WITH EVIL TALES OF A PAST TIME XXVIII. HOW ISFANDIAR CAME TO HIM AND SUBMITTED IN HIS PRESENCE XXIX. OF THE STORMING OF THE FORT OF IZMIR (SMYRNA) AND ITS DESTRUCTION, AND DESCRIBING BRIEFLY ITS WONDERFUL POSITION AND QUALITY XXX. OF THE FURTHERING OF HIS PURPOSE, WHILE HE WAS IN THE COUNTRIES OF RUM, OF ATTACKING THE COUNTRIES OF THE KHATAS AND CONQUERING THE KINGDOMS OF THE TURKS XXXI. HOW THE ANGER OF THAT HUNTER FELL ON ALLAHDAD WHOM HE BANISHED TO THE FURTHEST BORDERS XXXII. AN EXAMPLE SHOWING THE WAY THROUGH THE DEPTHS OF THAT SURROUNDING SEA, AND WHAT THE KEEN DIVER OF ITS EXPLORATION OBTAINED XXXIII. OF THE TREACHERY WHICH THAT DECEIVER COMMITTED AGAINST THE TATARS AFTER FINISHING THE AFFAIRS OF RUM XXXIV. HOW THAT CLOUD WITH ITS THUNDERSTORMS OF CALAMITY LIFTED FROM THE COUNTRIES OF RUM XXXV. HOW THAT PUNISHMENT POURED WATER AND FIRE INTO THE KINGDOM OF GEORGIA AND THE COUNTRIES OF THE CHRISTIANS XXXVI. OF THE MEANS WHEREBY HE GAINED THIS IMPRBGNABLE FORT AND THE NEW AND WONDERFUL DEED WHICH THEN HAPPENED XXXVII. CONCLUDING THE HISTORY OF THE DOINGS OF TIMUR, THE LAME SHEIKH, IN GEORGIA XXXVIII. HOW THE GEORGIANS SOUGHT PEACE AND IMPLORED THE INTERCESSION OF THEIR NEIGHBOUR, SHEIKH IBRAHIM, GOVERNOR OF SHIRWAN, WITH THAT TYRANT XXXIX. HOW HE RETURNED TO HIS HOME AND SOUGHT HIS OWN COUNTRY AFTER CONCLUDING HIS DESTRUCTION XL. HOW THE KINGS OF THE BORDERS ROSE TO MEET HIM AND WENT TO FELICITATE HIM ON THE SUCCESS THAT HE HAD GAINEDXLI. HOW THE TATARS WERE DISPERSED, BEING SENT EAST AND WEST, NORTH AND SOUTH XLII. OF THE PRODIGIES THAT HE PLANNED AND THE SEAL OF HIS FINAL CRIMES, WHICH WERE FULLY DISCHARGED BY THE SHEPHERD OF DEATH XLIII. SOME NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THAT VAINGLORIOUS ONE XLIV. OF HIS PROJECT AGAINST THE KHATAS, WHEN THE STUPOR OF DEATH TRULY CAME UPON HIM AND THE VEIL WAS TAKEN FROM HIM AND HE WAS REMOVED FROM THE MARCH TO HELL XLV. OF THE COMMAND SENT BY TIMUR TO ALLAHDAD, WHEREBY HE SPLIT LIVERS AND BROKE HEARTS AND ARMS AND HIS DISTRACTION WAS INCREASED BY ANXIETY BECAUSE OF TROUBLES XLVI. HOW THAT PROUD TYRANT WAS BROKEN AND BORNE TO THE HOUSE OF DESTRUCTION, WHERE HE HAD HIS CONSTANT SEAT IN THE LOWEST PIT OF HELL XLVII. OF THE EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS THAT OCCURRED AFTER THE DEATH OF TIMUR AND THINGS JOYOUS AND EVIL THAT BEFELL XLVIII. SHOWING WHO WITH THE HELP OF FORTUNE OBTAINED THE THRONE AFTER THE DEATH OF TIMUR XLIX. THE ARMIES RELEASED FROM THE STANDARD, RETURN TO SAMARKAND WITH HIS BONES L. OF THE SECRET DESIGNS WHICH ALL THE VIZIERS OF TIMUR FOSTERED IN THEIR BREASTS LI. HOW KHALIL SULTAN CAME WITH THE POWER, WHICH HE HAD GAINED, TO HIS OWN COUNTRY LII. OF THE BURIAL OF THAT EVIL ONE, WHO WAS CAST INTO THE PIT OF POLLUTION LIII. OF THE CHANGE OF SEASONS AND THE DEEDS OF KHALIL SULTAN LIV. OF THOSE AMIRS AND VAZIRS WHO MADE OPEN OPPOSITION AND STRIFE AND CLUNG TO THE TRAIN OF SEDITION AND REBELLION LV. OF THE DEEDS OF ALLAHDAD, LORD OF ASHBARA,AND HIS LEAVING IT AND COMING TO HIS OWN COUNTRY LVI. ALLAHDAD RECEIVES TWO LETTERS FROM KHALIL SULTAN AND KHUDAIDAD, WHOSE SUBSTANCE AND SENSE ARE AT VARIANCE AND OPPOSITE ONE TO THE OTHER LVII. OF THOSE WHOM ALLAHDAD LEFT BEHIND AT ASHBARA AND THE STRIFES AND CONTENTIONS WHICH AFTERWARDS AROSE AMONG THEM LVIII. WHAT ALLAHDAD DID WITH KHUDAIDAD AND HOW BY HIS ARTS HE STOLE HIS MIND AND DECEIVED HIM LIX. A LETTER ARRIVES FROM KHALIL IN SOFT WORDS TO SETTLE A HARD MATTER LX. ALLAHDAD COMES TO KHALIL SULTAN AND ABIDES WITH GREAT HONOUR IN HIS OWN COUNTRY LXI. HOW KHUDAIDAD AWOKE WHILE ALLAHDAD STOLE AWAY HIS INTELLECT BY TROUBLES AND AFFLICTIONS LXII. OF THE TURNS OF FORTUNE WHICH BEFELL IN TURAN AFTER THE DEATH OF TIMUR LXIII. HOW IDAKU ROSE WITH THE TATARS AND INVADED TRANSOXIANA AND THOSE PARTS LXIV. OF BIR MAHOMED, GRANDSON OF TIMUR, AND HIS APPOINTED HEIR, AND WHAT PASSED BETWEEN HIM AND KHALIL, HIS KINSMAN LXV. HOW KHALIL SULTAN SENT BIN HUSSEIN TO DEFEND HIM AND HE DESERTED KHALIL SULTAN AND LAID HANDS ON THE AMIRS AND OPPOSED KHALIL. LXVI. ALLAHDAD OUTWITS SULTAN HUSSEIN, USING CRAFT AND GUILE AS REMEDY FOR HIS RUIN LXVII. SULTAN HUSSEIN MAKES AN AGREEMENT WITH THE AMIRS WHO WERE HELD IN BONDAGE BY HIM AND MOVES AGAINST KHALIL SULTAN LXVIII. KHALIL SULTAN LEADS HIS ARMY FROM SAMARKAND TO MEET SULTAN HUSSEIN, WHO WAS DISAPPOINTED IN HIS HOPES LXIX. OF THE OTHER ACCIDENTS WHICH BEFELL BIR MAHOMED, WHETHER FORTUNATE OR ADVERSE, AND HOW HE CAME TO CALAMITY AND SORROW AND FAILURE LXX. THE ARMIES OF KHALIL ENGAGE WITH THE FORCES OF KANDAHAR IN STRENUOUS COMBAT AND INFLICT ON THEM IN THEIR FLIGHT GRIEVOUS SLAUGHTERLXXI. OF THE MUTINY OF THE ARMY OF IRAQ FROM KHALIL SULTAN AND THE ENERGY WHICH THEY SHOWED IN THEIR DEFECTION AND OF THEIR RETURN TO THEIR COUNTRY LXXII. CONCERNING THE DEEDS OF BIR MAHOMED AFTER HIS DEFEAT AND HIS COMING TO HIS OWN CITY OF KANDAHAR LXXIII. OF THE SECOND EXPEDITION OF BIR MAHOMED AGAINST KHALIL SULTAN AND WHAT CAME TO HIM FROM HIS PRIDE AND HOW AS AT FIRST HE WAS TURNED TO FLIGHT LXXIV. OF THE DEVICE EMPLOYED BY BIR MAHOMED, THE PLANNING OF WHICH HARMED HIM, FOR IT WAS OF LITTLE USE LXXV. BIR MAHOMED SEES THE INJUSTICE OF HIS USURPATION AND SEEKS PEACE AND SUBMITS TO KHALIL SULTAN LXXVI. OF THE STRIFE AND ENMITY THAT AROSE BETWEEN BIR MAHOMED AND BIR ALI TAZ LXXVII. OF THE EVENTS WHICH HAPPENED IN THE ABSENCE OF KHALIL SULTAN LXXVIII. KHALIL SULTAN SENDS FOR HIS ARMIES AND FIGHTS AGAINST SHEIKH NURUDDIN AND KHUDAIDAD LXXIX. SHEIKH NURUDDIN AND KHUDAIDAD KINDLE A FIRE AGAINST KHALIL, WHEREBY THEY MIGHT CONSUME HIM, BUT GOD ALMIGHTY QUENCHED THAT FIRE AND PROTECTED HIM LXXX. NURUDDIN AND KHUDAIDAD DEPART ONE FROM THE OTHER AND DIVIDE THAT COUNTRY BETWEEN THEM LXXXI. SHEIKH NURUDDIN RETURNS TO EXCUSE HIMSELF AND IS RELEASED BY KHALIL SULTAN FROM HIS FORMER FAULT LXXXII. KHALIL SULTAN GIVES ORDERS TO BUILD TARMID, WHICH JENGHIZKHAN HAD LAID WASTE, AND PREPARES HIS ARMY FOR THAT WORK LXXXIII. OF THAT WHICH SHAH RUKH DID TOWARDS KHORASAN OPPOSITE TO THE WORK OF KHALIL SULTAN LXXXIV. OF NEW EVENTS IN THE PARTS OF IRAQ AND THE TORRENTS OF BLOOD WHICH FLOWED WHEN THAT STORM BURST 280 LXXXV. MEN LEAVING THE CITY OF SAMARKAND SEEK THEIR HOMES IN TRANSOXIANA LXXXVI. OF THE DESTRUCTION WROUGHT BY DECEITFUL FORTUNE, WHEREBY KHALIL WAS CAST INTO THE FIRE LXXXVII. SHOWING THE PLAN OF ALLAHDAD AND HIS DEVICE IN SENDING NEWS TO KHUDAIDAD LXXXVIII. OF THE STRATAGEM OF KHUDAIDAD, BY WHICH KHALIL SULTAN FELL INTO THE HUNTER'S NET LXXXIX. OF THE EVILS WHICH SAMARKAND ENDURED WHEN KHUDAIDAD CAME XC. THESE THINGS ARE ANNOUNCED TO SHAH RUKH, SON OF TLMUR, WHO BRINGS A REMEDY FOR HOSE NEW CHANGES AND CUTS OFF THE MATERIAL OF THOSE DISORDERS XCI. OF THOSE THINGS WHICH HAPPENED AT SAMARKAND AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF THE ARMY OF JAND AND BEFORE THE COMING OF THE HAWKS OF SHAH RUKH XCII. THE FULL MOONS OF THE PROSPERITY AND RULE OF SHAH RUKH REVOLVE IN THE SKY OF THE KINGDOMS OF TRANSOXIANA AFTER THE SETTING OF THE SUN OF THE FORTUNE OF KHALIL XCIII. OF THE MALICE AND INSOLENCE WHICH KHUDAIDAD STROVE TO ACCOMPLISH, AND HOW THAT EVIL AT LENGTH REACHED SO FAR THAT HE SUFFERED PUNISHMENT XCIV. ADDING HOW KHALIL AND KHUDAIDAD MADE AND CONFIRMED MUTUAL PROMISES, PACTS AND FRIENDSHIP, UNTIL THE DESTROYER OF PLEASURE SEIZED THEM BOTH XV. KHALIL SULTAN RETURNS FROM THE KINGDOMS OF ANDAKAN AND SEEKS HIS UNCLE SHAH RUKH AND PLAYS WITH THAT ROOK XCVI. OF THE WONDERFUL GIFTS OF TIMUR AND HIS NATURE AND CHARACTER APPENDIX INDEX

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