Tīmūr Lang
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(“Timur the Lame”) b. Tarag̲h̲ay Barlas, the founder of the Tīmūrid dynasty [q.v.] which ruled in Central Asia and eastern Iran from 1370 to 1507. The birthdate commonly ascribed to Tīmūr, 25 S̲h̲aʿbān 736/8 April 1336, is probably an invention from the time of his successor S̲h̲āh Ruk̲h̲ [q.v.], the day chosen for astrological meaning and the year to coincide with the death of the last Il-K̲h̲ān (Manz, Tamerlane and the symbolism of sovereignty, in Iranian Studies , xxi/1-2 [1988], 113-14 n.) Tīmūr rose to power in the Ulus Čag̲h̲atay, a tribal confederation forming th…

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Manz, Beatrice F., “Tīmūr Lang”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 July 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1223>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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