Çıftçıoğlu, İsmail
September 2008
Ekev Academic Review;Fall2008, Vol. 12 Issue 37, p307
Academic Journal
As a founder of one of the largest states during the Middle Ages, Tamerlane aimed to improve his country in the areas of science and culture. He built madrasas in such cities such as Samarkand and Kash as he gathered the scholars of conquered lands sometimes in Mavaraunnahr by persuasions or invitations and by forced migration at other times. These scholars that received Tamerlane's respect mostly served well to his country. Thanks to scholars such as Saadeddin Taftazaani and Sayyid Shareef Jurjani, Mavaraunnahr became a center of cultural and scholarly activities. This development played as a background for the "Timurite Renaissance" while accelerating the scientific activities in the Islamic world.


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