Empire of the Great Mughals History, Art and Culture

ISBN-10: 1861892519

ISBN-13: 9781861892515

Edition: 2006

Authors: Annemarie Schimmel, Burzine K. Waghmar, Corinne Attwood, Francis Robinson

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Long viewed as an exotic wonderland of unimaginable treasures, the Mughal Empire (1526- 1857) was, in reality, the mightiest Islamic empire in the history of India. In "The Empire of the Great Mughals," historian Annemarie Schimmel describes the political, military, and economic rise of the Mughals, the incredible unfolding of the empire's power and splendor, and the empire's gradual collapse at the hands of the British. Beginning with a concise historical overview, Schimmel paints a detailed picture of daily life in the empire: the role of rank in this strictly hierarchical society, the life of women, and the various religions, languages, and styles of literature of the era. She pays particular attention to the remarkable accomplishments and techniques of artists at the Mughal court-- including the Taj Mahal, the most impressive demonstration of the Mughal rulers' refined sense of beauty. The capstone to the career of Annemarie Schimmel, whom the "New York Times" called " one of the 20th century's most influential scholars of Islam, " "The Empire of the Great Mughals" is a fascinating portrait of an exquisitely rich and refined civilization.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Annemarie Schimmel was born in Erfurt, Germany on April 7, 1922 and attended the University of Berlin and the University of Marburg. Schimmel has taught at the University of Ankara in Turkey, Harvard University, and Bonn University. Along with writing more than eighty books and essays, Schimmel has translated literature from the Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Sindhi languages into German and English. She was honored on her 75th birthday by having the Annemarie Schimmel Chair for Indo-Muslim Culture established at Bonn University.

Editorial Notes
Map of the Mughal Empire
The Mughal Dynasty
Historical Introduction
At Court
The Empire
Women at Court
The Imperial Household and Housekeeping
The Life of aMirza
Languages and Literature
The Arts
Photographic Acknowledgements
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