Muhammad Shah Urges His Army to Storm Herat
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[146c] As the siege of Herat had gone on for a long time and Prince Kamran still continued his defense of the city, Muhammad Shah grew restless at his long drawn-out stay there. So (one day) he mounted his horse, rode to the summit of the Tall-i Bangiyan (where he had emplaced the large siege guns) and ordered the artillerymen to bombard certain spots on the other side of the walls. He urged his men to make an all-out effort against the city and then retired to his private quarters. For ten days the guns strove to open breaches in the wall.

Meanwhile, a number of princes took stations at the re…

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“Muhammad Shah Urges His Army to Storm Herat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 21 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000148>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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