Common People and the Founding of the Mughal Empire
Timurid Practices of Wartime Justice and Tyranny over Local Populaces, 1494-1556
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $31.00|
| Book Description: |
This project studies the wartime treatment of commoners by Babur (r. 1494-1530) and Humayun (r. 1530-1556) during their founding of the Mughal Empire. Originally conceived as a question of military logistics, i.e., how did these two Timurid conquerors supply their armies, it expanded into a question of kingship, i.e., how did they treat the local populaces who produced the supplies, especially food, that the soldiers needed in the campaigns across Central and South Asia.