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The life of a commander who surprised the Czechs

The libraries of Prague contain three books entitled “The History of Amir Temur”.

The life of a commander who surprised the Czechs

These books were warmly received by the Czechs as classic literature. Particularly interesting are the parts written about the military leader’s childhood in the book “The History of Amir Temur.”‌‌ The book also tells that Tamerlane, since early childhood and throughout his life, was healthy, well built, physically strong and in many respects was ahead of his peers. But he was especially distinguished by his mind and leading abilities which showed up at an early age, although he was not brought up in the city but was a shepherd in a rural area: 

“... his highly sublime heroic intelligence, confidence and royal dignity indicated that he would be a great lord and a famous leader... His love, kindness and care allowed him to earn the respect of all the people of Sogdiana in a short period.” 

The author emphasizes the successful military career of Tamerlane, who began as a shepherd, gradually became a skilled fighter and later an invincible warlord thanks to his diligence and perseverance. At the same time, he never forgot his family and friends who were with him.

You can learn more about the topic in the book-album "The Collection of the Czech Republic" (Volume XVI) in the series "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections".

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