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    Central Asian questions; Demetrius Charles Boulger (1853-1928) was a British orientalist who wrote prolifically on topics mainly related to the British Empire. With Sir Lepel Henry Griffin (1840-1908), a British administrator in India, he co-founded the Asiatic Quarterly Review, which he edited for a time. An unapologetic imperialist with strongly anti-Russian views, Boulger criticized the British government for its lack of assertiveness, as he saw it, in...
    • Contributor: Boulger, Demetrius Charles
    • Date: 1885

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    England and Russia in Central Asia. Demetrius Charles Boulger (1853-1928) was a British orientalist who wrote prolifically on topics mainly related to the British Empire. With Sir Lepel Henry Griffin (1838-1908), a British administrator in India, he co-founded the Asiatic Quarterly Review, which he edited for a time. Presented here is Boulger's two-volume England and Russia in Central Asia, published in 1879 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80). Boulger was...
    • Contributor: Boulger, Demetrius Charles
    • Date: 1879
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    A journey in Khorassan and Central Asia. A Journey in Khorassan and Central Asia is a short, privately printed account by the author, Robert J. Kennedy, of a journey that he and his wife, Bertha Kennedy, took through northeastern Persia (present-day Iran) and parts of Russian Central Asia in March-April 1890. At the time Kennedy was the chargé d'affaires at the British legation in Tehran. The journey is described in three...
    • Contributor: Kennedy, Robert J. - Kennedy, Bertha J.
    • Date: 1890

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    A review of the political situation in Central Asia, Muhammad ʻAbdulghani Jalalpuri (1864-1943), better known as Dr. Abdul Ghani, was an Indian Muslim reformist and educator who was active at the Afghan court in the early 20th century. He was the English secretary to Amir 'Abd al-Rahman Khan (reigned 1880-1901) and Amir Habibullah Khan (reigned 1901-19). Abdul Ghani's A Review of the Political Situation in Central Asia was written after his return to...
    • Contributor: ʻabdulg̲h̲anī
    • Date: 1921

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    Russian Central Asia, including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv, Henry Lansdell (1841-1919) was a Church of England clergyman who in 1879 and 1882 undertook two long and arduous journeys through what was then called Asiatic Russia, one to Siberia, and another to Russian Central Asia. His purpose was to distribute religious tracts and Bibles in the places he visited, especially in prisons, and to gather information of interest both to specialists and the...
    • Contributor: Lansdell, Henry
    • Date: 1885
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    Russia in Central Asia in 1889, and the Anglo-Russian question. George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925) was a British politician, traveler, and writer who served as viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 and foreign secretary from 1919 to 1924. As a young man he traveled extensively and wrote several travel books, or books that drew extensively on his travels. Presented here is his Russia in Central Asia in 1889, and the Anglo-Russian Question. Published in...
    • Contributor: Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon
    • Date: 1889

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    England and Russia in the East; a series of papers on the political and geographical condition of central Asia, Henry Creswicke Rawlinson (1810-95) was a British scholar and diplomat, best known for his contributions to the field of Assyriology. In 1827 he entered the service of the East India Company, where he held a variety of posts. He was involved in the reorganization of the Persian army in 1833-39 and in 1843 was appointed political agent of the East India Company in Turkish...
    • Contributor: Rawlinson, Henry Creswicke - Rawlinson, Henry
    • Date: 1875

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    Wyld's Military Staff Map of Central Asia and Afghanistan. This impressively detailed map of Central Asia, dated 1879, was published during the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878--80) by the British mapmaker James Wyld the younger (1812--87). The map shows the vast domains acquired by the Russian Empire in Central Asia (present-day Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan) in the late 19th century, as well as Afghanistan, eastern Persia, and parts of Baluchistan (present-day Pakistan), India,...
    • Contributor: Wyld, James
    • Date: 1879
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    The rival powers in Central Asia; or, The struggle between England and Russia in the East. The Rival Powers in Central Asia is an English translation of a work originally published in Vienna in 1890 under the title Antagonismus der Englischen und Russischen Interessen in Asien: Eine Militär-Politische Studie (The antagonism between English and Russian interests in Asia: A military-political study). The study analyzes what the author sees as the threat to British India posed by an aggressive Russia. The...
    • Contributor: Black, Charles Edward Drummond - Popowski, Józef - Brabant, Arthur Baring
    • Date: 1893

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    Russia's railway advance into Central Asia; notes of a journey from St. Petersburg to Samarkand, George Dobson (1850-1938) was the Russian correspondent for the Times of London for more than 25 years. In the spring of 1888 he became the first Englishman to travel the newly-opened Central Asian Railway to Samarkand. He reported on his journey in a series of long letters that appeared in the Times in the fall of that year. Russia's Railway Advance into Central Asia:...
    • Contributor: Dobson, George
    • Date: 1890

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    [Turkmen man posing with camel loaded with sacks, probably of grain or cotton, Central Asia] 1 negative (3 frames) : glass, b&w, three-color separation ; 24 x 9 cm.
    • Contributor: Prokudin-Gorski , Serge Mikha Lovich - Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich
    • Date: 1905
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    Central Asia. Edited According to the Latest Sources.
    Central-Asien. Nach den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet
    This map covers Central Asia and adjoining regions, including eastern Persia and the lands stretching from east of the Caspian Sea to Mongolia and Tibet. It was published in 1880 in Vienna, Leipzig, and Pest (Hungary), based on the research of Josef (also seen as Joseph) Chavanne (1846-1902), an Austrian geographer, cartographer, and explorer. The map shows cities and towns, which are classified according...
    • Contributor: Chavanne, Josef - Freytag, Gustav - J Appel & Company
    • Date: 1880
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    The Russians at Merv and Herat, and their power of invading India. The Russians at Merv and Herat, and Their Power of Invading India is an account of Russian policy in Central Asia and of possible Russian intentions toward Afghanistan and India in the late 19th century, written from a British perspective. Topics covered include writings by Russian military officers on Central Asia and India; the analysis by the Russian general staff of the Second Anglo-Afghan...
    • Contributor: Marvin, Charles Thomas - Marvin, Charles
    • Date: 1883

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    The Russian advance towards India. The Russian Advance towards India is based on a series of interviews conducted by English author Charles Thomas Marvin in Saint Petersburg in March 1882, a year after the Russian conquest of the fortress of Geok-Tepe and the incorporation of Akhal (present-day Ahal, Turkmenistan) into the Russian Empire. The most prominently featured individual in the book is General Mikhail Dmitrievich Skobelev (1843-82), a hero...
    • Contributor: Marvin, Charles
    • Date: 1882

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    Some considerations on the political state of the intermediate countries between Persia and India, Some Considerations on the Political State of the Intermediate Countries Between Persia and India is a short tract by Edward Hamilton Stirling (1797-1873), a British explorer and East India Company civil servant. It is based on an 1828 overland journey that Stirling took from Persia via present-day northern Afghanistan and back to India. Stirling joined the East India Company in 1816 and rose to...
    • Contributor: Stirling, Edward - Stirling, Edward Hamilton
    • Date: 1835

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    Sketch Map of a Part of Russian Central Asia to Illustrate a Paper by W. Rickmer Rickmers. This 1907 map of Russian Central Asia covers a region falling within the boundaries of present-day Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. At the time the map was made, most of this vast territory was part of the Russian Empire. Willi Rickmer Rickmers (1873--1965) was a German mountaineer and explorer who undertook several expeditions in Central Asia and the Caucasus before journeying to the foothills of...
    • Contributor: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
    • Date: 1907
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    Turkistan; notes of a journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja, Eugene Schuyler (1840-90) was an American diplomat, explorer, author, and scholar who was one of the first foreigners invited by the Russian government to see Russia's newly conquered territories in Central Asia. In 1873, while serving as the secretary of the American legation in Saint Petersburg, Schuyler made an eight-month trip through lands then little known to outsiders. He gathered extensive geographical information and...
    • Contributor: Schuyler, Eugene
    • Date: 1876
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    Afghanistan: the buffer state. Afghanistan: The Buffer State. Great Britain and Russia in Central Asia is an overview of Anglo-Russian rivalry and the perceived Russian threat to British India, written by a former officer and Russian-language interpreter in the Indian Army. It is intended as a succinct introduction to a complex subject and provides insight into a certain type of British imperial thinking that prevailed right up until...
    • Contributor: Lyons, Gervais - Lyons, Gervais [i.e. James Gervais] - Hart, Reginald Clare
    • Date: 1910

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    Russia in Asia; a record and a study, 1558-1899, Alexis Sidney Krausse (1859-1904) was a British journalist and author who wrote for many British periodicals and produced books about a wide range of subjects, including poverty in the city of London, China and the Far East, and the Russian Empire. Russia in Asia: A Record and a Study, 1558-1899 is a history of Russia's expansion in Asia, beginning in 1558, the year Grigorii...
    • Contributor: Krausse, Alexis Sidney
    • Date: 1899

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    Geografii︠a︡ Turkestanskago krai︠a︡. Romanized.
    • Contributor: Ostroumov, N. V.
    • Date: 1886

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    Some problems of the Persian Gulf, Some Problems of the Persian Gulf is a paper read by Lovat Fraser at the meeting of the Central Asian Society held in London on January 8, 1908. Fraser was a British journalist of some note. A strong imperialist, he had been editor of the Times of India until 1907, when he left Bombay (present-day Mumbai) for London, where he was a foreign correspondent...
    • Contributor: Fraser, Lovat
    • Date: 1908

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    L'Afghanistan. L'Afghanistan: les Russes aux portes de l'Inde (Afghanistan: The Russians at the gates of India) is a comprehensive analysis of Anglo-Russian rivalry in Central Asia in the 19th century. The book is intended to help explain this rivalry to a French audience. The author is Charles Simond, an alias for Paul Adolphe van Cleemputte (1837-1916), a French-Belgian publicist, journalist, and novelist. The book was...
    • Contributor: Simond, Charles
    • Date: 1885

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    Afghanistan, Angus Hamilton (1874-1913) was a British journalist who reported for a number of newspapers and journals between 1894 and 1912. Among the events he covered were the Boer War in South Africa, the Boxer uprising in China, and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5. Like most books of this period, Afghanistan approaches its subject through the prism of the rivalry between Great Britain and Russia...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, A. (Angus)
    • Date: 1906

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    Around Afghanistan, Major Émile Antoine Henry de Bouillane de Lacoste (1867-1937) was a military officer who, after serving with the French army in Indochina, undertook a number of extended voyages to different parts of Asia on behalf of the French authorities. He wrote several books based on his travels. Around Afghanistan is an English translation of a work originally published in Paris in 1908 under the...
    • Contributor: Bouillane De Lacoste, Émile Antoine Henri De. - Anderson, J. G. - Bouillane De Lacoste, (Henri)
    • Date: 1909

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    Afghanistan und seine nachbarländer. Afghanistan und seine Nachbarländer (Afghanistan and its neighbors) by Hermann Roskoschny (1845-98) was considered the standard reference in German on Afghanistan in the late 19th century. Roskoschny was an author and publisher who studied in Prague and Munich and taught briefly in Saint Petersburg. He wrote books on Russia and on the European colonies in sub-Saharan Africa. Afghanistan und seine Nachbarländer was published in...
    • Contributor: Roskoschny, Hermann
    • Date: 1885