The History of Akbar (Murty Classical Library of India #6) (Hardcover)

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Akbarnāma, 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780674504943
ISBN-10: 0674504941
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: January 5th, 2016
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Murty Classical Library of India