The Tarikh-i-rashidi: A History of the Moghuls of Central Asia; an English Version

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S. Low, Marston and Company, 1895 - Mogul Empire - 663 pages

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Page 28 - Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai Whose Doorways are alternate Night and Day, How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp Abode his Hour or two, and went his way.
Page 99 - Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations ; they call their lands after their own names.
Page 1 - And Persia, and the wild Carmanian waste, And o'er the aerial mountains which pour down Indus and Oxus from their icy caves, In joy and exultation held his way...
Page 69 - Going east from this, we enter a great drifting sand desert. These sands extend like a drifting flood for a great distance, piled up or scattered according to the wind. There is no trace left behind by travellers, and cities, and particularly of Katak, see i.
Page iv - And such conceits as clownage keeps in pay, We'll lead you to the stately tent of war, Where you shall hear the Scythian Tamburlaine : Threatening the world with high astounding terms, And scourging kingdoms with his conquering sword.
Page 109 - Whatever the case, at the end of the sixteenth century and at the beginning of the seventeenth, Djenne was still, according to the author of the Tarikh es-Soudan, a great center of exchange of Sahara salt for gold.
Page 476 - In short it was impossible to hold our ground. They so pressed upon us in the rear, that they drove the centre upon the chains stretched between the chariots, and they and the soldiers dashed each other upon them. Those who were behind so pressed upon those who were in front, that they broke through the chains. The men who were posted by the chains were driven beyond it, and the few who remained behind were broken, so that all formation was destroyed.
Page 474 - The Imperial army reached the banks of the Ganges in the best way that it could. There it encamped and lay for about a month, the Emperor being on one side of the river, and Sher Khan on the other, facing each other. The armies may have amounted to more than 200,000 men. Muhammad Sultan Mirza...
Page 81 - Their faces were set on their bodies as if they had no neck. Their cheeks resembled soft leathern bottles, full of wrinkles and knots. Their noses extended from cheek to cheek, and their mouths from cheek-bone to cheek-bone. Their nostrils resembled rotten graves, and from them the hair descended as far as the lips.
Page 475 - The Emperor had posted the author of this work upon his left, so that his right flank should be on the Emperor's left. In the same position he had placed a force of chosen troops. On my left, all my retainers were stationed. I had 400 chosen men, inured to warfare and familiar with battle, fifty of whom were mounted on horses accoutred with armour. Between me and the river (jiii-bdr) there was a force of twenty-seven amirs, all of whom carried the tugh banner.

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