The History of Akbar, Volume 2

By: Abu'L-Fazl (Author) & Wheeler M. Thackston (Ed. & Tr.)

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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 second volume details the turbulent reign of his father Humayun, his years in exile, his return to power, and his untimely death that brought Akbar to the throne as a youth. The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources. Printed Pages: 588 with 8 maps.

Title: The History of Akbar, Volume 2

Author Name: Abu'L-Fazl (Author) & Wheeler M. Thackston (Ed. & Tr.)

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: Noida, India, Harvard University Press/IBD: 2016

ISBN: 0674495217

ISBN 13: 9780674495210

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Size: 14 x 20 Cm

Seller ID: 107397

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