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The Prince Flees and Seeks Refuge in Kuhistan
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[54c] When the shah made camp at Farah, Prince Mahmud’s mother came to him to apologize for her son. It was her intention to seek a pardon for her son’s failings and thereby get his affairs back in order. But she did not get what she wanted, for Qilij Khan Timuri, the man her son had put in charge of Herat’s defences, had moved to oppose the prince and was negotiating with the shah. After sending his mother, the prince tried to return to Herat only to find that his qalʿah-begi would not permit …

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“The Prince Flees and Seeks Refuge in Kuhistan”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000054>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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