At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys. Captain Sir Alexander Burnes Kt FRS (16 May – 2 November ) was a British explorer and diplomat associated with The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with his name. His memoir, Travels into Bokhara, was a bestseller when it was first published in Burnes, Alexander: Travels into Bokhara: containing the narrative of a voyage on the Indus from the sea to Lahore, and an account of a.

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The narrative [5] which he published on his visit to England in added immensely to contemporary knowledge of these countries, and was one of the most popular books of alezander time. Volume 2 Sir Alexander Burnes. Detention in the kingdom of Bokhara.

Enjoyable and insightful This is the travel log of an explorer, adventurer, diplomat and spy. Memoirs of Alexis Soyer: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of to the Anglo-Russian Convention ofin which nations like the Emirate of Bukhara fell.


We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society the same year. His proposal rtavels to undertake a journey of exploration through the valley of the Indus River was approved and in his and Henry Pottinger ‘s surveys of the Indus river would prepare the way for a future assault on the Sind to clear a path towards Central Asia.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Very readable, not overwrought Victorian prose. Byrnes came to light in that some of Burnes’ dispatches from Kabul in had been altered to convey opinions that had not been his, but Lord Palmerston refused after so long to grant the inquiry demanded in the House of Commons. Looking for beautiful books? Travels into Bokhara [continued] book I.

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Asem Abughazaleh rated it liked it Oct 30, An account of his later labours was published in under the title of Travels into Bokhara, being an Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia. DL rated it really liked it Feb 11, The design received the most liberal en couragement from the Governor-general of India, Lord William Bentinck, whom I joined at Simla, in the Himalaya Mountains, after the termination of my mission to Lahore. His account of these travels was a bestseller in its day and this brand new edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages.


This three-volume account of his adventures, published inwas an instant bestseller.

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General and geographical memoir on the part of Central Asia. What Is to be Done for Ireland? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with bugnes 50 million reviews. Return to Book Page. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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Description Alexander Burnes travelled up the Indus to Lahore and to the Khanates of Afghanistan and Central Asia in the s, spying on behalf of the British Government in what was to become known as the ‘Great Game’. Contributor University of California Libraries. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions A Short History of the Crusades by J.