Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire: Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern South and Centr (BOK)

Lisa Balabanlilar

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Having monopolized Central Asian politics and culture for over a century, the Timurid ruling elite was forced from its ancestral homeland in Transoxiana at the turn of the sixteenth century by an invading Uzbek tribal confederation. The Timurids travelled south: establishing themselves as the new rulers of a region roughly comprising modern Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India, and founding what would become the Mughal Empire (1526-1857). The last survivors of the House of Timur, the Mughals drew invaluable political capital from their lineage, which was recognized for its charismatic genealogy and court culture - the features of which are examined here. By identifying Mughal loyalty to Turco-Mongol institutions and traditions, Lisa Balabanlilar here positions the Mughal dynasty at the centre of the early modern Islamic world as the direct successors of a powerful political and religious tradition.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Lisa Balabanlilar
Forlag
I B TAURIS
ISBN 9781848857261
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 13,4cm x 21,6cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Asian history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Colonialism & imperialism

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