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Amateur history meets travelogue,
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This review is from: Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World (Hardcover)
A book that seeks to find the gap in the market offered by the lack of any accessible biography of Tamerlane/Timur, but it rather falls between the twin schools of amateur history and travelogue.
It's competently done, and pleasantly written, if rather conventional and limited in its sense of place. Some of the best parts are where he quotes from the chroniclers of the time - Yazdi, Clavijo and Arabshah.
All that said, I'd recommend it to anyone knowing little about Tamerlane. Gives a sense of the drama and scale of this remarkable conquerer.