His Highness Shah Zaman Marches to Herat
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[46cc] According to the author of Rawżat al-ṣafā-yi Nāṣirī, when Prince Mahmud, the wali of Herat, heard of Shah Zaman’s march against him, he strengthened his defenses, put Qilij Khan Timuri in charge of the citadel, and marched out to do battle with the shah. On the way, he learned that Qilij Khan had declared allegiance to Shah Zaman and opened negotiations with him. The prince immediately returned to the city but as he approached Herat, Qilij Khan [47] closed the city gates in his face and remained inside the walls, now defending them against the prince. This lasted …

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“His Highness Shah Zaman Marches to Herat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 21 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000046>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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