Ruler of the World: Empire of the Moghul (Hardcover)

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ALEX RUTHERFORD is the pen name for Diana and Michael Preston, whose nonfiction has been awarded theLos Angeles Times Science and Technology Prize and been praised worldwide. They are also authors ofRaiders from the North and A Kingdom Divided. They live in London.

Alex Rutherford’s internationally bestselling series continues with the story of the third great Moghul emperor, Akbar, leader of a triumphant dynasty that contained the seeds of its own destruction.

Akbar, ruler of a sixth of the world’s people, colossally rich and utterly ruthless, was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, but infinitely more powerful. He extended his empire over much of Asia, skillfully commanding tens of thousands of men, elephants, and innovative technology. And despite the unimaginable bloodshed that resulted from it, his rule was based on universal religious tolerance.

However, Akbar’s home life was more complicated. He defied family, nobles, and mullahs to marry a beautiful Rajput princess, whose people he had conquered; but she hated Akbar and turned Salim, his eldest son, against him. What’s more, as any Moghul prince could inherit his father’s crown and become emperor, his sons were brought up to be intensely competitive and suspicious of each other: to see each other as rivals for the greatest prize of all. And, as Salim grew to manhood, the relationship between father and son became tainted by rebellion and competition to be the greatest Moghul of them all.

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ISBN 9780312597023
Genre FICTION / Historical
Format Hardcover
Pages 401
Publisher Date 2012-07-03 00:00:00.0
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 1.35 lb
Language English
Subtitle Empire of the Moghul
Audience General/trade
Authors Rutherford, Alex

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