The History of Akbar, Volume 3, Hardback Book

The History of Akbar, Volume 3 Hardback

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Akbarnama, or The History of Akbar, by Abu'l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry.

Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians across the Persianate world.

The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) that includes descriptions of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India.

The third volume details the first eight years of Akbar's reign, when he consolidated his power, quelled the rebellion of his guardian Bayram Khan, conquered Malwa, and married a Rajput princess.

The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 704 pages, 8 Maps
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
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  • ISBN: 9780674659827

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