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Timurid Experimentation with Eschatological Absolutism: Mīrzā Iskandar, Shāh Niʿmatullāh Walī, and Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī in 815/1412

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There is a consensus among the historians of the Timurid Empire that after the death of Timur, Shāhrukh did not become the sovereign of the entire Timurid polity until the early 820s/1418s. He eliminated Mīrzā Iskandar b. ʿUmar-Shaykh, the governor of Fārs, in 817/1414-15 and Qaydu b. Pīr Muḥammad in 821/1418, and subsequently installed his own sons to various appanages, which were erstwhile distributed among other sons of Timur, Jahāngīr, ʿUmar-Shaykh, and Mīrānshāh. This chapter discusses Mīrzā Iskandar's intellectual and political program in light of his relationships with two of his contemporaries, Shāh Niʿmatullāh Walī and Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī. It then discusses the significance of his interaction with the two figures in the context of Timurid politics after Timur's death. First, Mīrzā Iskandar and then, Shāhrukh in the first half of the fifteenth century were aware of the philosophical and theological components of the constitutional crisis in the Islamicate world.

Keywords: Mīrzā Iskandar; political program; Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī; Shāhrukh; Timurid



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