[Distributed Books]: The Lives of the Mughal Emperors
Published by the British Library and Distributed by the University of Chicago Press
|Publication date: March 15, 2013||96 pages, 40 color plates|
|ISBN-13: 978-0-7123-5887-3||Paper $15.00|
In The Lives of the Mughal Emperors, John Reeve tells the individual stories of the Mughal emperors and other key officials through the art that was produced at the time. The Mughals were great patrons of the arts, and Reeve reveals them to be not only an enormously powerful dynasty but also one beset by problems of opium and alcohol addiction, brutal familial infighting, and territorial pressures from other political powers. A beautifully illustrated introduction to the Mughal period, this volume will appeal to anyone interested in how the Mughals built and then lost a great empire.
John Reeve was head of education at the British Museum and teaches at the Institute of Education, University of London. He is the author of several books on Asian art and world religion.