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A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (Classic Reprint)
     

A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (Classic Reprint)

by Fred Burnaby
 

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I had intended to go there some few years ago, when the Russians were about to invade the country. I had even started on my journey, meaning to try and finds way into Khiva, aid Persia and Merve, and, if possible, be with the Khivans at the time of the Russian attack. But this project was never

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Excerpt from A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

I had intended to go there some few years ago, when the Russians were about to invade the country. I had even started on my journey, meaning to try and finds way into Khiva, aid Persia and Merve, and, if possible, be with the Khivans at the time of the Russian attack. But this project was never realised. A typhoid fever, caught as I was rapidly travelling through Italy, laid me for four months on a bed of sickness. My leave thus was spent in a very different manner from that originally intended, and I had, as it is commonly termed, a much closer shave for my life than I believe would ever have been the case even if I had been taken prisoner by the most fanatical Turkomans in Central Asia. But the campaign was over. There would be no fighting to see. Our states men had learned how to appreciate a Russian's promises at their true value. Samarcand had been annexed to the Tzar's dominions, the Black Sea Treaty had been repudiated, and Russian troops were quartered in Khivan territory.'

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330482711
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
07/06/2017
Pages:
518
Sales rank:
873,581
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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