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Author Shterenshis, Michael, 1962-

Title Tamerlane and the Jews
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents Cover; Prelims; PART I Historical background; 1 The fourteenth century in Asia: what this portrays; 2 The Jews in Asia prior to Timur; 3 Timur (Tamerlane): the brightest personality of the fourteenth century; 4 Timur in Jewish sources; 5 The Jews in historical works on Timur; PART II The Jews and the mighty Muslim ruler; 6 The Jews become Timur's citizens; 7 The Jews in Timur's empire; 8 The last trip of the Prophet Daniel and the life and culture ofthe Jews of Central Asia; 9 Why Timur conquered Damascus but did not conquer Jerusalem; 10 The attitude of Timur and the Timurids to the Jews
11 Timur and the Jews in the twentieth centuryConclusion; Chronological table; Notes; Glossary; Select bibliography; Index
Summary This book provides a general introduction to the history of Jewish life in 14th century Asia at the time of the conqueror Tamerlane (Timur). The author defines who are the Central Asian Jews, and describes the attitudes towards the Jews, and the historical consequences of this relationship with Tamerlane. Left alone to live within a stable empire, the Jews prospered under Tamerlane. In founding an empire, Tamerlane had delivered Central Asia from the last Mongols, and brought the nations of Transoxonia within the orbit of Persian civilisation. The Central Asian Jews accepted this spirit and pr
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Subject Timur, 1336-1405 -- Relations with Jews
Jews -- Asia, Central -- History.
Asia, Central -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113687366X (electronic bk.)
9781136873669 (electronic bk.)