The Timur Podcast

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This episode begins with a brief look at Egypt and the Aral Sea. Then we follow Timur as he begins his war with Chorasmia (Kwarazm). Check out the Warlords of History Podcast at warlordsofhistory.com. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at turkumusic.com. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more at deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
In order to keep the tribes from his own throat, Timur must turn their attention outwards. The land of Moghulistan becomes his first target. Check out The Battlefield Command Podcast at battlefieldcommandpodcast.com. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
Timur is now Amir. But his situation is nowhere near secure. The politics of the steppe are forever a looming threat. It is much easier to gain power... than to keep it. Check out The History of Africa Podcast at historyofafricapodcast.blogspot.com. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
January 14th will begin our delve into Timur's reign. See you soon. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
Just a quick update episode. The Timur Podcast is not dead. We'll be back soon and in full strength! Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
The duel between Timur and Amir Husayn finally ends. The rule of Amir Timur begins. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
Not having enough strength to defeat Husayn, Timur turns to an unexpected faction for help. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
The war between Amir Husayn and Timur continues. The city of Qarshi remains hotly contested as Timur debates whether to fight or to retreat. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
Timur and Amir Husayn are unable (or unwilling) to find a diplomatic solution to their feud. Relations deteriorate further as both men organize their forces. War has begun. Check out the Pax Britannica Podcast at paxbritannica.info. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
As the Moghul threat diminishes, the friendship between Timur and Amir Husayn begins to disintegrate. The brothers realize that Transoxiana is only large enough for one of them. Their struggle against one another begins here. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
Due to family and running out of time, I wasn't able to complete this week's episode. But here are some of the short and long term ideas for the Timur Podcast along with a quick update. Thank you for your ongoing support! Next week we will be back! Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com. 
This is the second episode in which we further examine our primary sources. Today we hear about Ahmad ibn Arabshah and his biography of Amir Timur. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
With Timur and Husayn on the run, Transoxiana is now completely undefended... or so it would seem. As Ilyas Khan and the Moghuls approach the city of Samarkand, they are greeted by an unexpected sight. The people of Samarkand have risen up. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com. 
Timur and Husayn continue their conquest of Transoxiana against the Moghuls. Things go well at first... but then the Battle of the Rain occurs... Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com. 
This is the first episode of a new mini series on the primary sources behind Timur's story. We begin with the Zafarnama (Book of Victories) by Sharaf ad-Din Ali Yazdi, written only 20 years after the death of Timur. Next week we should be back to the narrative. Sorry about the delay! Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com. 
Timur and his brother-in-law Amir Husayn begin their invasion of Transoxiana circa 1364. They are met with immediate Moghul resistance. This episode covers the initial clashes between the two forces, including the Battle of the Stone Bridge. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com. 
Probably between 1363 and 1365, Timur received the life-altering wounds that would lead to him often being remembered as "Timur the Lame" or "Tamerlane." Today we look at the stories, science, and... curses... behind his lameness. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.  
Timur's desert years draw to a close. It is nearly time to take the fight back to the Moghuls and to free his homeland. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com. 
From about 1363 to 1365, Timur was far from home and barely keeping alive. These were the Desert Years. Introduction by Robin Pierson of the History of Byzantium (https://thehistoryofbyzantium.com/). Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com. 
In 1361 Khan Tughlugh Timur of the Moghuls invaded Transoxiana for a second time. And amid the political chaos of the invasion, Timur finds himself in an interesting situation. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
Although he will one day rule the world, Timur's early story is full of humiliation. This is the story of his first defeat. Introduction by David of the History of Spain Podcast (https://thehistoryofspain.com/). Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
We've got more material coming soon! Thank you for your patience in this... odd time.  This is just a quick update on where I've been, the episodes that are coming, and several run-on sentences.  I will see you on the steppe soon.  For more show info head to timurpodcast.com.
The historical stage is set. Timur is here. And my neighbors are unusually loud. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
April 9th marks the traditionally accepted anniversary of Timur's birth on April 9th, 1336.  In this episode we talk about the state of Transoxiana upon the birth of Timur.  This is where it all begins. Intro and outro music: "Fidayda" by Turku. Check them out at http://turkumusic.com/. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com.
Before we dive into the birth of Timur, it might be nice to quickly review the historical background and political context. This episode is just that - a hasty, simplified review of what we've covered. Cover art created by Quintus Cassius. See more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/quintuscassius. For more information about the Timur Podcast, head over to timurpodcast.com
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Created by
James D
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 9th, 2019
Latest Episode
Feb 12th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
35
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial
Language
English

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