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Title: The Delhi Sultanate: A Political and Military History
Author: Jackson, Peter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1999
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521543293
Volumes: 1; Pages: 388
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The Delhi Sultanate was the first Islamic state to be established in India. This book traces its history from 1210 to its demise at the sack of Delhi in 1400. While the focus is on military and political affairs, the book also explores the Sultans' relations with their non-Muslim subjects. As a first comprehensive treatment of the period, the book will make a significant contribution to medieval Indo-Muslim history. Students of Islamic and Indian history, and interested general readers, will find it a valuable resource.Contents1. The background; Part I. The Thirteenth Century: 2. From Ghurid Province to Delhi Sultanate; 3. Sultans and sources; 4. Turks, Tajiks and Khalaj; 5. The centre and the provinces; 6. The Mongol threat; 7. Raid, conquest and settlement; Part II. The Zenith of the Sultanate: 8. Sultans, saints and sources; 9. The Khalji and Tughluqid nobility; 10. An age of conquest; 11. The Chaghadayid invasions; 12. The military, the economy and administrative reform; 13. Stupor mundi: the reign of Muhammad b. Tughluq; 14. The Sultans and their Hindu subjects; 15. Stasis and decline: Firuz Shah and his successors; Epilogue.