Beatrice Forbes Manz

Beatrice Forbes Manz is an American historian of the Middle East and Central Asia who specializes in nomads and the Timurid dynasty. She currently works as a professor of history at Tufts University.[1] Her 1989 book The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane is considered one of the most authoritative accounts of the career of the conqueror Timur.[2][3]

She received a bachelor's from Harvard University in 1970 and a master's in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Michigan in 1974, then returned to Harvard for a doctorate in Inner Asian and Altaic studies which she received in 1983.[1] She is a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society[4] and, as of 2014, president of the American Institute of Iranian Studies.[5]

She is the child of William H. Forbes and the well-known endocrinologist Anne Pappenheimer Forbes.[6]

Her publications include:

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  1. 1 2 "Beatrice Manz, chair". Tufts University. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. Fragner, Bert (2000). "La Civiltà Timuride Come Fenomeno Internationale by Michele Bernardini". Iranian Studies. 33 (3/4). JSTOR 4311399.
  3. Melville, Charles (April 2010). "Beatrice Forbes Manz, Power, Politics and Religion in Timurid Iran". Speculum. 85 (2): 429–30. doi:10.1017/S0038713410000497.
  4. "The MHS Welcomes 13 New Fellows". Massachusetts Historical Society. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  5. "Annual newsletter, 2013" (PDF). American Institute of Iranian Studies. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  6. "Dr. Anne Forbes, 80, Endocrinology Pioneer". The New York Times. 29 February 1992. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  7. Irwin, Robert (12 January 1990). "Conqueror at large". The Times Literary Supplement: 28.
  8. "". Middle East Studies Association. Retrieved 17 September 2014. External link in |title= (help)
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