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    Afghanistan, Angus Hamilton 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 for...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, A. (Angus)
    • Date: 1910

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    Afghanistan: The Afghan Committee of the British Parliament was comprised of members of Parliament from all parties who were critical of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80) and the policies that had led to it. The committee issued documents and reports intended to help the public to understand the war and to counter the secrecy with which, in the committee's view, the British government had conducted...
    • Contributor: Arthur, William - Afghan Committee (Great Britain) - Afghan Committee
    • Date: 1879-01-01
    • Resource: - 18 pages

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    Tārīkh-i Afghānistān = Tarikh-i-Afghanistan, Tārīkh-i-Afghānistān (History of Afghanistan) is a translation into Pushto of G.B. Malleson's History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878 (1879). Published in Peshawar in 1930, the book was used as a textbook for British military officers serving in the Pushto-speaking areas of northwestern India (present-day Pakistan) and Afghanistan. Its purpose was to provide a language learning...
    • Contributor: Malleson, G. B. (George Bruce)
    • Date: 1930
    • Resource: - 438 pages

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    Herat, Afghanistan. This beautifully rendered map of Herat dates from 1880, the final year of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878--80). The map depicts Herat's impressive defenses and its roughly square plan. The southern and most imposing part of the citadel, "the Ark" (from the Persian arg, citadel) remains standing and is one of the major landmarks of Herat, as is the Friday Mosque (the Jumma Musjid...
    • Contributor: Wyld, James
    • Date: 1880-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Kandahar, Afghanistan. The city of Kandahar, or Candahar, was the site of the final battle of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878--80). Soldiers stationed at the British garrison at Kandahar met Afghan forces at nearby Maiwand, where on July 27, 1880, the two British and Indian brigades suffered a calamitous defeat. Retreating to Kandahar, the surviving British soldiers drove away the local population and took shelter behind...
    • Contributor: Wyld, James
    • Date: 1880-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Afghanistan and Its Neighboring Countries.
    Afghanistan und seine Nachbarländer
    This map of Afghanistan and its neighbors was printed in multiple editions by the publishing house of Carl Flemming in Glogau, Germany (present-day Głogów, Poland). The areas covered by the map were the site of an intense rivalry between Great Britain and Imperial Russia during the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The borders of Afghanistan changed repeatedly during the latter part...
    • Contributor: Carl Flemming (Firm) - Handtke, F. (Friedrich)
    • Date: 1914-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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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: 1885-01-01
    • Resource: - 349 pages

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    The Afghan question. The Afghan Question is a pamphlet containing the text of a speech given by Thomas George Baring, first earl of Northbrook (1826-1904), in Winchester, United Kingdom, on November 11, 1878. Northbrook was a prominent Liberal politician who served as viceroy of India from 1872 to 1876. As viceroy, he opposed the suggestions increasingly voiced in London that Russian expansion in Central Asia be countered...
    • Contributor: Northbrook, Thomas George Baring
    • Date: 1878-01-01
    • Resource: - 16 pages

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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: Anderson, J. G. - Bouillane De Lacoste, Émile Antoine Henri De - Bouillane De Lacoste, (Henri)
    • Date: 1909-01-01
    • Resource: - 436 pages

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    Afghanistan, 1879-80 Afghanistan, 1879-80 is an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80). The war began in November 1878 when Great Britain, fearful of what it saw as growing Russian influence in Afghanistan, invaded the country from British India. The first phase of the war ended in May 1879 with the Treaty of Gandamak, which permitted the...
    • Contributor: Baker, William - Burke, John
    • Date: 1879
    • Resource: - 86 pages

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    Afghanistan : a map Relief shown by form lines. Accompanied by: War map of Afghanistan / compiled and published by Capts. Jackson and Wyndham. New York : Jackson & Wyndham, 1878. 10 p. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Wyndham, W. - Jackson, P.
    • Date: 1879-01-01
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    The Afghan frontier. George Campbell (1824-92) had a long career as an administrator in India, where he first went in 1843 in the service of the East India Company. He eventually rose to become lieutenant-governor of Bengal (1871-74). Campbell wrote several books about India, where he established a reputation as an administrator who, while paternalistic and authoritarian, was genuinely interested in the welfare of the Indian people....
    • Contributor: Campbell, George
    • Date: 1879-01-01
    • Resource: - 89 pages

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    Causes of the Afghan war, Causes of the Afghan War is a compilation of documents assembled by the Afghan Committee of the British Parliament to examine the events leading up to the Second Anglo-Afghan War, which began in November 1878 and lasted until September 1880. The committee was comprised of members of Parliament from all parties who were critical of the secrecy with which the British government had initiated...
    • Contributor: Afghan Committee (Great Britain) - Afghan Committee
    • Date: 1879-01-01
    • Resource: - 380 pages

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    Afghanistan, "Authorities consulted": p. [xiii]-xiv.
    • Contributor: Hamilton, A. (Angus)
    • Date: 1906-01-01
    • Resource: - 605 pages

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    A visit to Afghanistan, A Visit to Afghanistan is an account of a two-month trip to Afghanistan in 1909 by Dr. Walter Saise, a British mining expert. Saise had been invited to Afghanistan by Amir Habibullah Khan (1872-1919, reigned 1901-19, whom Saise often refers to as king), who was interested in developing national sources of coal to power the royal factories and workshops. The latter, many of which...
    • Contributor: Saise, Walter
    • Date: 1911-01-01
    • Resource: - 28 pages

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    Northern Afghanistan; In the 1860s and 1870s, Russia annexed the khanates of Central Asia, extending its control to the borders of Afghanistan and greatly alarming British India, which at that time effectively controlled Afghanistan's foreign policy. Great Britain and Russia first attempted to delimit their spheres of influence in the region in the Granville-Gorchakov Agreement of 1873 (also called the Anglo-Russian Agreement). However, the agreement was...
    • Contributor: Yate, Charles Edward - Yate, C[Harles E[Dward]
    • Date: 1888-01-01
    • Resource: - 439 pages

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    History of the Afghans. The History of the Afghans, published in English in 1829, is the first history of the Afghan people translated from a non-Western language to appear in a European language. The original work was composed in Persian, in 1609-11, by Neamet Ullah (active 1613-30) in the court of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1569-1627). Ullah based his work on material compiled by Hybet Khan, an attendant...
    • Contributor: Ullah, Neamet - Dorn, Bernhard
    • Date: 1829-01-01
    • Resource: - 344 pages

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    History of the Afghans. Joseph Philippe Ferrier (1811-86) was a French soldier who served as a military instructor in the army of Persia (present-day Iran) in 1839-42 and again in 1846-50. He was sent on a diplomatic mission to Europe by the Qajar ruler Muhammad Shah (1808-48, reigned 1834-48), but later fell out of favor with the shah and was forced to leave Persia. He returned to the...
    • Contributor: Ferrier, J. P. (Joseph Pierre) - Jesse, William
    • Date: 1858-01-01
    • Resource: - 541 pages

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    British agents in Afghanistan. British Agents in Afghanistan is a pamphlet by Sir Owen Tudor Burne that was privately printed in London in 1879 and formed part of the British debate over the origins of and justification for the Second Anglo-Afghan (1878-80). Burne was an army officer who, after military service in India during the Sepoy Rebellion (1857-59), held a number of posts in the government of India,...
    • Contributor: Burne, Owen Tudor - [Burne, Owen Tudor
    • Date: 1879-01-01
    • Resource: - 42 pages

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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: 1885-01-01
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    Through the heart of Afghanistan, Through the Heart of Afghanistan is an English translation of Emil Trinkler's Quer durch Afghanistan nach Indien, published in Berlin in 1927. Trinkler (1896-1931) was a German geographer and explorer who went to Afghanistan in 1923-24 as a geologist for the German-Afghan Trading Company. The book is an account of Trinkler's voyage, which began in Riga, Latvia, and included a trip by train across...
    • Contributor: Trinkler, Emil - Featherstone, B. K. (Belford Kinchant)
    • Date: 1928-01-01
    • Resource: - 305 pages

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    Bokhara, Afghanistan, Beloochistan, &c. Shows Bokhara, Afghanistan, Beloochistan and part of Persia. Relief shown by hachures. "Engraved by J. & C. Walker." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Standford, Edward - J. & C. Walker (Firm)
    • Date: 1800-01-01
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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 - Hart, Reginald Clare - Lyons, Gervais [i.e. James Gervais]
    • Date: 1910-01-01
    • Resource: - 270 pages

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    Afghanistan, Beloochistan, etc. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Hunt & Eaton
    • Date: 1893-01-01
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    A memoir of India and Avghanistaun, with observations on the present exciting and critical state and future prospects of those countries
    Memoir of India and Afghanistan
    Josiah Harlan (1799-1871) was an adventurer and soldier of fortune who possibly was the first American to travel to Afghanistan. Born in Pennsylvania into a large Quaker family, he went to Asia in 1823, where he found employment as a surgeon with the British East India Company. In 1827 he entered the service of Shah Shooja-ool-Moolk, the former leader of Afghanistan who had been...
    • Contributor: Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) - Harlan, Josiah
    • Date: 1842

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