Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Les ordonnances de Temir Bey; Histoire de Tamerlan
(574 words)

'The orders of Timur'; 'The life of Timur'

John of Sulṭāniyya

Date: 1403

Original Language: Old French


John wrote this brief biography of Timur during his embassy’s stay at the court of Charles VI of France in 1403. (The circulation of the booklet is attested by the court chronicler, who also translated it into Latin.) The purpose of the embassy was to create new commercial relations between East and West, so t…

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Casali, Chiara, “ Les ordonnances de Temir Bey; Histoire de Tamerlan”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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