The Death of Ahmad Shah and an Account of Some of His Achievements
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[29c] In 1186/1772 the gangrenous ulcer which had afflicted the shah for many years recurred. According to the account of ʿAli Quli it had already eaten away his nose and a diamond-studded artificial one was attached in its place. The ulcer had ravaged his brain, spread to his chest and throat, and incapacitated his limbs. Holding no hope of recovery through the treatments of his physicians, the shah could only turn to the saints for a cure. First he made a ziyarat-pilgrimage to the tomb of Mul…

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“The Death of Ahmad Shah and an Account of Some of His Achievements”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 23 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000029>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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