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

The History of Akbar (Murty Classical Library of India) By Abu'l-Fazl, Wheeler M. Thackston (Editor), Wheeler M. Thackston (Translator) Cover Image

The History of Akbar (Murty Classical Library of India) (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 political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India.

The eighth and final volume spans the thirty-ninth to fiftieth years of Akbar's reign, detailing the conquest of Ahmadnagar, Prince Salim's rebellion, and the emperor's final days. The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources.
Product Details ISBN: 9780674244177
ISBN-10: 0674244176
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: February 8th, 2022
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: Murty Classical Library of India