timurids

“Timur, Ankara savaşının ardından Anadolu’daki en büyük haçlı yapılanması olan ve hristiyan dünyasının en sadık şövalyeleri, Rodos Şövalyelerinin koruduğu İzmir’e geldi. Aydınoğulları Beyliği Timur’un İzmir’i fethetmesi konusunda ricacı oldu. Çünkü kendileri her denemede başarısız oluyordu. Timur’un devasa ve düzenli ordusu İzmir kalesinin burçlarından dahi görünüyordu. Şövalyelerin kendi dinlerine bağlılıklarının hat safha da olduğunu bilen Timur, onlardan sürekli yapamayacağı şeyleri istiyordu. (Teslim olun, Müslüman olun) Timur’un anlaşmak gibi bir niyeti yoktu. Yenilmez savaş dehası, Savaş için bahane arıyordu.”

- Justin Marozzi (Cihan Fatihi Timurlenk)

Shah-i-Zinda (Uzbek: Shohizinda; Persian: شاه زنده‎‎, meaning “The Living King”) is a necropolis in the north-eastern part of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Ensemble includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings of 9-14th and 19th centuries.

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The Masjid-i Jami of Herat, the city’s first congregational mosque, was built on the site of two smaller Zorastrian fire temples that were destroyed by earthquake and fire. A mosque was begun by the Ghurid ruler Ghiyas ad-Din Ghori in 1200 (597 AH), and, after his death, the building was continued by his brother and successor Muhammad of Ghor. This is confirmed both by an inscription on the eastern Ghurid portal uncovered in 1964 during a restoration, and by the sixteenth century Timurid historian Khwandamir in his Khulasat al-Akhbar.

Timur, Şam seferi sırasında meyhanelerde “Bir Türk kadınının dudağındaki ben'e, feda olsun tüm Şam ve İsfahan” sözlerinin geçtiği şiir okuyan bir arap şairin tüm sakal ve bıyıklarını yoldurmuş, bütün meyhaneleri ateşe vermiş, Şam ve isfahan da taş üstünde taş kalmayacak şekilde bir yıkım yapmıştır.

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The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty, now in Uzbekistan. The name Rēgistan (ریگستان) means “Sandy place” or “desert” in Persian. The Registan was a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis - and a place of public executions.

Ben Türkistan’da, her biri başına buyruk hareket eden 27 boyu birleştirdim. Başına Hakan oldum. Dünyanın en nizamlı, en büyük ordusunu kurdum. Bu şanlı ordum ile zaferden zafere koştum

- AMİR TEMUR

12.02.17

Have been doing history readings all day…currently reading about the late Timurids (this specific reading was Sultan-Husayn Mirza’s “Apologia”).

Was feeling low on energy at one point and wanted something fruity. This Super Orange fruit/vegetable juice was actually quite sweet and tasty!

Hope everyone’s Sundays have been relaxing or productive! I am becoming sleepy but still have so much work to do… 😱

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Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan  

The region around Mazar-e-Sharif has been historically part of Greater Khorasan and was controlled by the Tahirids followed by the Saffarids, Samanids, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, Ilkhanates, Timurids, and Khanate of Bukhara until the mid-18th century when it became part of the Durrani Empire after a friendship treaty was signed between emirs Murad Beg and Ahmad Shah Durrani.  The famous Persian poet rumi was born in this area as well as other historical Eastern Persian figures.