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Wakhan Quadrangle : Exploration and Espionage During and After the Great Game - (Hardcover)

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This color-illustrated history for scholars and history buffs details the exploration and documentation of the geography, routes, peoples, and landscapes of the Wakhan Quadrangle, a mountainous region of Central Asia desired by Britain, Russia, Afghanistan, and China, at the end of the 19th century. Looking at the role of indigenous people (‘native explorers’) trained and employed by the competing empires, the book focuses on the narrative of native explorer Munshi Abdul Rahim and seeks to retrace his steps across the region. The book also looks in depth at the report by John Biddulph, a British Political Agent in Gilgit; the book includes his entire report. The book contains color and b&w historical and contemporary photos, illustrations, and maps on every page. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 282
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Isd
Author: Hermann Kreutzmann
Language: English
Street Date: May 26, 2017
TCIN: 53232931
UPC: 9783447108126
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-2617
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