[TAMERLANE'S LAW] Timur ve tüzükâti. Nihayetinde Cengiz yasasi. Translated from French into Turkish by Mustafa Rahmi [Balaban].
[TAMERLANE, (1336-1405), SHARAF AL-DIN ALI YAZDÎ, (?-1454)].
TBMM Hükümeti Maarif Vekâleti Nesriyati / Matbaa-i Âmire., Istanbul, [R.: 1339] = 1923.
Paperback. Cr. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). In Ottoman script. 107 p. Roumi: 1339 = Gregorian: 1914. Tamerlane was a Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire in and around modern-day Afghanistan, Iran, and Central Asia, becoming the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty. As an undefeated commander, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest military leaders and tacticians in history. Timur is also considered a great patron of art and architecture, as he interacted with intellectuals such as Ibn Khaldun and Hafiz-i Abru and his reign introduced the Timurid Renaissance. Tamerlane's laws were written by him in the Mongol language, which was translated into Persian by Abu Talib. In 1776, it's translated from Persian into French by Langles and it's located in Geneva University Bibliothek. This edition is a translation of that French text. In the first part of the book including two parts at all, the life and works of Tamerlane and the laws of Tamerlane are explained in the second part. Sharaf Al-Din Ali Yazdi also known by his pen name Sharaf, was a 15th-century Persian scholar who authored several works in the arts and sciences, including mathematics, astronomy, enigma, literature such as poetry, and history, the Zafarnama, a life of Timur, being his most famous. He was born in the affluent city of Yazd, Iran in the 1370s. He devoted much of his life to scholarship, furthering his education in Syria and Egypt until Timur's death in 1405. As a young man, he was a teacher in his native Yazd and a close companion of the Timurid ruler Shahrukh (1405-47) and his son Ibrahim Sultan. In 1442/43 he became the close advisor of the governor of Iraq, Mirza Sultan Muhammad, who lived in the city of Qom. Sharif al-Din rebelled against Shahrukh Timur in 1446-1447 when the government was vulnerable but was later commissioned to different cities for his acumen. The later years of his life were spent in Taft, where he eventually died in 1454. Yazdi was directed to write a biography of Timur in 1421 known as the Zafarnama, completing it four years later in 1425. Timur's grandson Sultan Abu al-Fath Ibrahim Mirza was patron during the completion of his grandfather's biography. TBTK 5589.; Özege 21063.; Bebek, ATYB 212.; OCLC 1030059851, 976709374, First Edition. Scarce.