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To confirm his position as a ruler, and his lineage, the emperor also sponsored
historiography on a large scale, culminating in the Akbamama, the history of his
own reign, written by Abu'l FazI at the end of the 16th century . In order to ...
He composed for the emperor a versified history, the Padshahnama, on the
model of Firdausi's great Shahnama (c. 1000); but whereas that told of the
mythical and historical kings of Iran, the Padshahnama extolled the life and
deeds of a ...
1 643-1715) - himself interested in 'Oriental rulers' - whose use of art as an
instrument of absolute monarchy was in turn emulated by other European courts.
5 The political role assigned to the arts, and the emperor's function as the
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The complete Taj Mahal: and the riverfront gardens of AgraUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Although the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, until now there has been no full examination of its architecture in book form. Art historian Koch-the first Western scholar ... Read full review
Mughal Agra a riverfront garden city
The riverfront garden city
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