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Portable Cities and Woven Power: Tents as a Timurid Articulation of Kingship

Tents and tented structures feature prominently within historical accounts and manuscript paintings of the Timurid Dynasty. Despite commissioning impressive structures in Samarqand, the Timurid emirs preferred living in tented encampments. These soft furnishings became pertinent to an articulation of kingship that straddled both peripatetic and settled ways of living.

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