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 Tamburlaine the Great
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Tamburlaine the Great


Christopher Marlo, Marley, Marlin, Merling, Morley

Date: Approximately 1587-88

Original Language: English


Christopher Marlowe composed Tamburlaine the Great in about 1587, drawing on the career of the famous warlord Timur-i-Leng, though not concluding with the hero’s death. It is unlikely, however, that this was because Marlowe had a sequel in mind. He had exhausted his historical material, and when he came to …

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Hutchings , Mark, “ Tamburlaine the Great”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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