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Conversation with Emperor Jahangir

Series: Bibliotheca Iranica: Literature Series 4
Availability: In stock
Published: 1998
Page #: ix + 98
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-069-5
bibliography, index

 
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This unusual work is comprised of dialogues between Emperor Nur al-Din Jahangir, ruler of the Mughal Empire of India from 1605-1627, and "Mutribi" al-Asamm Samarqandi, an elderly visitor from Samarqand, the fabled Central Asian city which had been the capital of Jahangir's Timurid ancestors. Its informal style offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the character of the Mughal emperor in particular and into court life in general, at times even exceeding Jahangir's own memoirs.

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Richard Foltz

Richard Foltz is an associate professor of religion, with teaching and research interests in the history of religion and nature at the University of Florida. He has authored three historical books, including “Spirituality in the Land of the Noble” and “Religions of the Silk Road.” He also has edited Worldviews, Religion and the Environment, and he translated “Conversations with Emperor Jahangir,” a 17th-century travelogue of India. Foltz has published numerous scholarly essays on topics ranging from world environmental history to animals in religion. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, and was instrumental in helping establish UF’s PhD program in religion in 2003.

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