top of page
Dual Ball-1s-200px (1).gif
6.png
6.png
6.png
6.png
6.png
6.png
Khalil Sultan is a neglected figure. If he is recalled at all, it is as a rather foolish individual, reputed to have depleted Timur’s treasury and ruined the core provinces of his grandfather’s Empire because of his inordinate passion for his wife Shad Mulk. The present paper is not meant as an attempt at rehabilitating Khalil Sultan. Khalil’s fate will instead be analyzed as a case study to illustrate some of the central problems of any nomadic army, namely the questions of loyalty and efficiency.

Timur died in February 1405 in Utrar, close to the Syr Darya, having made the first moves in what was planned to be the Great China Campaign. The army had set out very early in the year, without waiting for the weather (and, by the same token, the fodder situation) to become more appropriate. The large army he had brought together was composed of a wide variety of men coming from all parts of the Empire, one source giving the overall number of 200 000 mounted and foot warriors. Numbers, of course, are always subject to caution, but there can be no doubt that this was one of the greatest armies Timur ever fielded.

These people were grouped into the habitual three corps, right and left wing and center. Timur’s own camp at Utrar was in the center, and with him were his most favored senior emirs, Shaikh Nur ad-din and Shah Malik.

Mughal Library
KHALIL SULTAN AND THE “WESTERNERS” (1405-1407)

KHALIL SULTAN AND THE “WESTERNERS” (1405-1407)

gold-medal-vector-816269.png

Contributed

Mirza Firuz Shah

Read E-Book Other Formats

Read With Search Inside

Book Review

Subject:

History

Subclass:

Timured/Mughal

Reign:

Shahrukh Mirza 1405–1447

Subject Year (Time):

2010

Author:

Turcica. Tous droits réservés

Languages:

English

Royal Mughal Ref:

ARC-22112021-0001

Date of Creation:

November 21, 2010

KHALIL SULTAN AND THE “WESTERNERS” (1405-1407)
6.png
6.png
6.png
6.png
6.png
6.png

Description

Khalil Sultan is a neglected figure. If he is recalled at all, it is as a rather foolish individual, reputed to have depleted Timur’s treasury and ruined the core provinces of his grandfather’s Empire because of his inordinate passion for his wife Shad Mulk. The present paper is not meant as an attempt at rehabilitating Khalil Sultan. Khalil’s fate will instead be analyzed as a case study to illustrate some of the central problems of any nomadic army, namely the questions of loyalty and efficiency.

Timur died in February 1405 in Utrar, close to the Syr Darya, having made the first moves in what was planned to be the Great China Campaign. The army had set out very early in the year, without waiting for the weather (and, by the same token, the fodder situation) to become more appropriate. The large army he had brought together was composed of a wide variety of men coming from all parts of the Empire, one source giving the overall number of 200 000 mounted and foot warriors. Numbers, of course, are always subject to caution, but there can be no doubt that this was one of the greatest armies Timur ever fielded.

These people were grouped into the habitual three corps, right and left wing and center. Timur’s own camp at Utrar was in the center, and with him were his most favored senior emirs, Shaikh Nur ad-din and Shah Malik.

Mughal Library

Rate This BookDon’t love itNot greatGoodGreatLove itRate This Book

Your content has been submitted

Post Comment
Ratings & Review
Click To Close Comment Box
Click To Post Your Comment
Show Reviews

average rating is 5 out of 5

Ismail Mazari

average rating is null out of 5

Very good information.

average rating is null out of 5

Shah Sharaf Barlas

Comment

MUGHAL RESEARCH PAPERS

The Mughal Research Paper's biggest challenge was the research being held or paper published as Plagiarism. It is a major concern in the area of research which results in the poor quality of research. Mughal Library is the best solution for uploading your own paper & getting recognition. For uploading your paper click here.

The Mughal Library brings readers of our history and related subjects on one platform. our goal is to share knowledge between researchers and students in a friendly environment.

bottom of page